Plaza de Chueca
Plaza de Chueca
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
How to get there
  • Chueca • 1 min walk
  • Gran Vía • 5 min walk

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4.0 of 5 bubbles61 reviews
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in the vibrant Chueca District is Plaza De Chueca.
This is only a small square ,there's some great pubs and bars on this square and the atmosphere on the square is awesome especially at night when Madrid really comes to life ,its easy to get to ,there's a metro stop that brings you directly up onto the square, well worth checking out if you're planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written 25 September 2023
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It is a small square, but it has its own charm. Located in the beautiful Chueca district. A quiet and colorful place, it blends perfectly with the atmosphere of the area. It is there, in addition to the subway exit you can find several tapas bars, two to three small shops and some restaurants. The perfect place to eat or have a drink while enjoying the sun in a bustling, lively, modern and popular setting.
Written 28 January 2022
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Not much to it. Low key location if you want to get away from the crowds for a dinner. the plaza itself is pretty small, but quiet.
Written 2 October 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
The busy and bustling Plaza De Chueca is a fantastic square in what in my opinion is one of the best district's in Madrid and one of the most vibrant barrio's in Madrid namely Chueca.
This square is just so cool ,its only a small plaza but packed with pubs,bars and restaurants, we visited the area and the square a couple of times on our nine days holiday to Madrid, hit some great bars ,it was just so good sitting outside a bar enjoying a cold beer and soaking up the great vibe in this eclectic and cool area,getting to this plaza could not be easier, the metro to stop Chueca drops you off in the plaza.
Most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.

Written 15 September 2019
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AriHelsinki
Helsinki, Finland4,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nice, lively plaza to watch the people. Centre of the Chueca, gay district. Have a drink, eat and enjoy the vibrant area. Nearby also many night clubs and showbars. It is also local residential and commercial area.
Written 24 July 2019
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Mike F
Dublin, Ireland288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
had a good time here for gay pride Madrid. This was one of 7 stages dotted around the city for gay pride. Stage set up with plenty of entertainment. Lots of cafes, restaurants to get food and drink. People dancing and having fun.
Written 15 July 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Plaza de Chueca is a nice area with several cafes, bars and restaurants. It is not very busy during the day time, or that was the case on the day we visited. It comes to life late in the day. If you are a night person, then you will probably like this plaza.
Written 29 June 2019
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
A few restaurants and bars with some shops around the plaza with plenty of side streets to wander around. The plaza comes to life in the early evening with Christmas lights strung across at this time of year.
Written 2 January 2019
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Brianthelion
Birmingham, UK2,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Simple but effective Christmas lighting make this a lovely atmospheric place right now. Plenty of nice places to eat and drink. Lovely.
Written 6 December 2018
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SymnCwl
Memphis, TN1,030 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
If you are shopping for outlet shoes, or getting off the metro at this stop, you cannot miss it. It is a nice respite from the shopping with several restaurants in the plaza and surrounding neighborhood. It is not over run with tourists. If you are in the neighborhood it's worth a look.
Written 29 October 2018
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