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Plaza de Santa Ana

Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #59 of 515 Attractions in Madrid
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife, Dining, Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's most popular nightlife hotspots.
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Ottawa, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed near Plaza Santa Ana and found it to be the perfect place to spend our evening after a long day of sight seeing. We were traveling with young children, so this always adds an extra challenge when looking at dining options. But Plaza Santa Ana has numerous restaurants catering to a variety of tastes, and the open space... More

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Northern California
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Plaza de Santa Ana is filled with outdoor cafes that all seem to be crowded at night. We picked one and weren't disappointed. We enjoyed a lovely evening chatting with a couple at the next table and the atmosphere in the plaza was festive and happy long past midnight.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Last week we were in Madrid. By accident we came to the plaza de Santa Anna. We had 3 evenings our dinner on this plaza.Very very nice. Good restaurants, nice atmosphere.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you want to experience the real life in Madrid you have to visit Santa Ana. The best tinto de verano I have tasted and great tapas. Great place to sit, have a drink, and watch people pass by.

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Vancouver BC
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Plaza Mayor is a must simply because, but it is the tourist spot and definitely not the best place for food. Plaza del Sol is the centre of "downtown", and the shopping area - the place to centre your metro journeys from and get oriented. The most charming of the major squares (there are too many small, charming squares to... More

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Yorkshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

a good place to relax and take tapas. The atmosphere in the evenings is very good . A wide range of places to eat and drink both inside and outside.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Wanted to see this Plaza. So many different styles. Just along the Calle Mayor on the way to either the Royal Palace or the other way to Plaza Mayor. Really lovely.

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Northumberland
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

During a recent stay in Madrid, we happened on this square early one balmy evening. Had a nice meal at one of the many restaurants surrounding the square where sitting under the cooling effects of spray mist we were able to sit and people watch whilst etaing and sipping our cava. A very lively square yet in some ways charming... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

One of my favourite places to hang out in Madrid. Great square surrounded by nice, friendly restaurants. from the afternoon to the evenings, tables are out and the incessant drone of castillian can be heard.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A nice square with a variety of restaurants. Nothing super special, but cosy and pleasant. The ambiance makes you order another glass of wine...

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