If you’re studying in Madrid or perhaps looking to in the near future, then information about the city’s Gay Pride festival could well of interest to you. As the city’s proud capital, Madrid’s pride festivities are eagerly anticipated by the LGBT community in the city and the wider public. Read on to discover more about Orgullo LGBT and how you can ensure you don’t miss any of the action whilst studying and living in Madrid.

When Is Madrid Orgullo This Year?


The 2019 edition of Madrid Orgullo takes place between June 28th and July 7th, offering nine whole days of open-air concerts, outdoor parties and revelry, sport and the very best culture Spain has to offer. The festival takes place in the heart of Madrid’s most popular and diverse gay neighbourhood Chueca. Always a vibrant and energetic district in the capital, the area simply bursts to life during Orgullo LGBT and the Pride Parade that the event culminates with, is a gay celebration that is quite simply a joy to behold.


What Can You Look Forward To at Madrid Orgullo? 


As we have mentioned, Orgulla has everything you would expect for a gay pride event in one of Europe’s busiest and most popular capital cities and much more. The LGBT scene in Madrid is one of the biggest on the continent and this event most certainly does it justice.

This years’ Madrid Pride is also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York, which famously saw the gay community stand up for its rights when civil rights were being pushed to their absolute limits. Who knows where the LGBT scene in Madrid and indeed, across the world, would be today without this momentous event and it is set to be honoured in typically Spanish style at the 2019 Madrid Orgullo.

Expect talks about human rights, a range of sporting events including volleyball and badminton, lots of colour and all sorts of cultural exhibitions throughout the city in a week that is sure to be absolutely unforgettable for all involved.


How Close is Madrid Orgullo to Collegiate Aravaca?


For any students currently staying out our Collegiate Aravaca Madrid residence, you will be pleased to learn that the home of the LGBT community of Madrid and this year’s pride, is just a 20-minute drive away. Alternatively, you can hop on the Madrid tramway which will get you there in just 28 minutes and this runs every half an hour. Either way, you just need to get from our acclaimed student accommodation, across the Moncloa Aravaca and you will be in the thick of the action.


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If you are looking to study in Madrid for your degree qualification or perhaps as your Erasmus year, then why not get in touch with us? Orgullo LGBT is just one of a plethora of reasons to study in the capital and our residences, as you have just read, are just a stone throw away from the action throughout the academic year. You can book online or click here to peruse our Madrid facilities in more detail and discover why Collegiate is the natural choice for your time studying in Madrid.