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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