La Movida Madrileña was a countercultural movement happened from the end of Franco’s regime, the mid-70s to mid-80s. It was a phenomenon that occurred throughout the geography and Spanish society, but concentrated in Madrid as representative core of the movement. It was characterized by a transgressive attitude of youth with old social patterns and a search for freedom that manifested in an original way in music, literature, film, photography, fashion, and several other aspects of art.
La Movida also manifested in the nightlife of the Spanish capital, giving rise to several mythical premises located between the districts of Chueca and Malasaña / Tribunal, some of which still exist today.
This week we will discover some of these world renowned venues and relive in first person some of the moments of the Movida Madrileña, that iconic period of Spanish culture.