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Gay Madrid
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In the mood to sweat it out in a gay sauna or hook up in Madrid? Here’s our guide to the lively gay sauna, cruising and fetish scene in Spain's main city. And ‘capital’ is spot on, because Madrid is the king of the Spanish gay sauna, fetish and sex bar circuit: cruising is commonplace and open here. While the gay hub of Chueca boasts many of the gay fetish bar and clubs in Madrid, there’s also a strong scene in the Lavapiés neighborhood.

From Madrid gay sex clubs, to the best gay bathhouses in Madrid, you'll be spoilt for choice in Spain's capital when it comes to gay cruising. Spend your days lounging at a local bar in Chueca, then by night venture to one of the city's best gay cruising venues, and unleash your darkest side. With everything from sex clubs with swings and glory holes, to gay cruising clubs that play your favorite party anthems, Madrid won't disappoint in terms of its gay sauna scene. 


Gay cruise, sex bars and clubs in Madrid

The thriving fetish scene in Madrid offers up plenty of cruise and sex bars and clubs to check out. One of the most famous - and popular - is Strong Center: you can drink, dance and have fun over several zones. Strong Center is located just a five-minute walk from Chueca, making it a cinch to visit should you be up for some extra late night fun after a night dancing in one of the area's local gay clubs. What Strong Center lacks in size it makes up for in effort, packing everything into the one small space. We're talking a cruising area, dance area, and private rooms with bunk beds.

Not feeling the vibes for Strong Center in terms of a gay cruising venue in Madrid? Attack, The Ring and Naked Bar are also popular gay cruising venues in Madrid. Naked is a great option should you like to get your kink on as the venue regularly hosts themed parties, but with one simple rule: be naked! Be sure to check out their website for the gay party schedule. Lastly, Boyberry in Chueca is another must: it’s a gay bar, sex club and shop, and is always busy. Spread across different areas, Boyberry has a main cruising area, which comes complete with cabins, spy holes, glory holes, and a play area. Freshen up at the bar, and find Mr. Right for the night.  


Gay saunas in Madrid

Ready to sweat? There are many gay saunas in Madrid. And whether you are looking for a typical gay sauna or a Madrid gay bathhouse, you'll be able to find something that is just right for you. The newest addition to the gay sauna Madrid is Sauna Beach, which is located in the heart of Madrid's charming Malasana district. Open from Thursday to Monday, this gay sauna in Madrid is a great option for those seeking some steamy fun over the weekend. Spread across three floors, you can enjoy a chill area, a party area, cruising area, and hot area. A day pass gives you unlimted access for the entire day, along with a locker, towel, flip-flops, and condoms - solid!

Alternatively, The Sauna Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is conveniently located in the heart of Madrid's town center. Here you can appreciate all the usual staples of a gay sauna, including a dance floor, bar, dry sauna, steam room, and dark room. A massage service is also available for those wishing to truly unwind for a moment. Offering 100 private cabins, this is also one of Europe's biggest gay saunas. Madrid's largest gay sauna, and one of its oldest is Sauna Paraíso. Located close to Piazza España, this place continues to be one of the most popular gay bathhouses in Madrid, thanks to its underground pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, and steam room. Along with all of this, this gay sauna in Madrid offers 30 private cabins, as well as three dark zones, and an area with a swing and cell bars - kinky!

Gay bathhouses in Madrid are abundant, and a very busy one is Sauna Octopus, because it's close to major bars and clubs, just to the north of Chueca. Sauna Octopus is open 24 hours over the weekend, and is often frequented by a slightly older demographic. Additionally, it offers all the usual features of a gay sauna, including a heated pool, two dark rooms, a dry sauna, a movie theater, and 20 private cabins should you desire a little privacy with your new friend.  


Madrid gay fetish and cruising parties

When it comes to gay cruising and fetish partiesin Madrid, kinky Spanish men have a full calendar to choose from. Top of the list is Odarko, a regular gay fetish fiesta playing house and electro. Into the Tank, an occasional fetish party also attracts a masculine, up-for-it crowd, mixing dancing and sex. Finally, Sleazy Madrid, one of the most important global gay fetish and cruising festivals, also hits the capital every May. So whether you are looking to unveil your kinkiest side at a Madrid gay sex club, or you'd rather dance the night away at a fetish party in the heart of Madrid's gay area, Chueca, Spain's capital is made for just about everything LGBTQ! 

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