San Sebastián de los Reyes

San Sebastián de los Reyes was founded in 1492, and is located 20 kilometers north of Madrid.  It sits at an elevation of around 730 meters and has a population of around 88,000 people.


Calle Rosa Chacel is a street located in the town. It is named after the writer Rosa Chacel, who was born in Valladolid on 3 June 1898. A member of the Generación del 27, she would write her autobiography Acrópolis which discussed being a lesbian in Spain in the 1920s.

Calle Margarita Xirgu is a street in the town named after the early 20th century actress Margarita Xirgu. She was born on 18 June 1888 in Molins de Rei, Catalonia, went on to play an important role in the Círculo Sáfico de Madrid and served as a muse for Federico García Lorca before being forced into exile because of the events of the Civil War.

Calle Gloria Fuertes is a street in the town named in honor of Gloria Fuertes. Fuertes was a poet and member of the Generación del 50, the first post-war generation of Spanish writers. She was a lesbian and feminist, and an important one in Francoist Spain at a time when the regime demanded conformity to strict ideological gender roles.

Estadio José Luis de la Hoz-Matapiñonera, located at Av. Matapiñonera, is the home grounds for Madrid Club de Fútbol Femenino. The team was founded in 2010, starting in the fourth division, moving up to the third division for the 2011-2012 season, second for the 2012-2013 season and first for the 2017-2018 season. Lesbians who have played for the team included Laura del Río, completing two seasons with the club before announcing her retirement as a player.

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