The 3rd largest city in Europe, Madrid was one of the first to lift the ban on gay marriages in 2004 ... WORK! Every June/July this city, that is already super liberal towards gays, becomes gayer. It is Pride (Orgullo) time.
Wake up sleepy head and take a stroll during the day to the regal Plaza Mayor to see old school Madrid. Gran Via mixes the old and the new with style. At night the skyline is stunning. Head over to the Retiro park in the evening for the best and most romantic views of the sunset.
Now while there is tons of shit to do during the days in Madrid - shopping, museums, sightseeing, cafes to chill-out in, etc. - child, save your energy. From 2 till 5pm the entire city takes a break known as “siesta” only to get ready for one of the craziest , longest nights you will every experience. . Restaurants, tapas bars, bars and clubs all go till the wee, wee hours of the morning.
This city called “The Spanish City of the World” has an energy that is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Spaniards are passionate, sophisticated, flashy, immodest and why not, very sexy . But along with some of the sexiest guys in the world, they are some of the warmest most welcoming people I have ever met. So check out Madrid and very quickly you will realize why the world LOVE this city.