Aside from the fact that the city of Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain, one of the more popular destinations within the city is the Chueca neighborhood. It was named after the famous Spanish composer Federico Chueca who lived from 1846 to 1908. Chueca is situated north of Old Madrid and is located near the Plaza de Chueca. In recent years it has become an extremely popular area with the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender) community. A large gay pride festival is staged in Chueca on an annual basis.
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The area is also known for its many hotels and we have listed the top hotels in Chueca, Madrid for you to consider should you be planning a vacation to this area of Madrid:
Hostal Oxum – situated within the Chueca neighborhood, the hotel is located close to Museo Romantico, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Plaza de Espana, Plaza Mayor, and Puerta del Sol. The establishment employs a multi-lingual staff and all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, DVD players, flat-panel TV’s with satellite channels, and refrigerators.
Galaico – this more of a B and B or guesthouse format located near the Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the Real Academica de Bella Artes de San Fernando. In addition to the concierge services, guestrooms feature air conditioning, desks, phones, and Wi-Fi (surcharges apply).
La Plata – a family owned and operated facility located in central Madrid. Like the Galaico (see above), it is located near the Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the Real Academica de Bella Artes de San Fernando. Climate control, complimentary TV internet access, and in-room safes are the key amenities of the guestrooms at La Plata. This is a family friendly establishment but will facilitate the needs of the business traveler as well.
Apartementos Odesa – the facilities are located in the very heart of the city and is within walking distance from Museo Municipal, Museo Romantico, and Real Academica de Bella Artes de San Fernando. It is also located in close proximity to the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. All guestrooms feature air conditioning, climate control, hair dryers, kitchens, and phones. Ticket and tour assistance is available in the hotel lobby.
Petit Palace Ducal Chueca – located in the central part of Madrid, this is a business-friendly facility is situated within walking distance of the El Oso de Madrid, Puerta del Sol, and the Real Academica de Bella Artes de San Fernando. It is also located nearby the Congress of Deputies and the Spanish Senate. The hotel features a bar/lounge, business center, FREE wireless internet access, and a concierge desk. Cable fed flat panel TV’s and fax machines are available in all guest rooms.
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