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Plaza de Santa Ana

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Address: Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's most...

Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's most popular nightlife hotspots.

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Slightly tourist-oriented, nevertheless quite genuine. I was born in this city, and have lived throughout the transformation of this neighborhood, I can say it has become a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Madrid, Spain
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly tourist-oriented, nevertheless quite genuine. I was born in this city, and have lived throughout the transformation of this neighborhood, I can say it has become a nice option to capture the essence of Madrid in an area you can cover in an hour or two. Only a 100m from Plaza Mayor and its adjacent Mercado de San Miguel, La... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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138 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square is popular for young people and tourists, it has many places to sit and have a drink in the square itself or there are lost of bars and restaurants in the side streets. A classic is Viva Madrid, well worth visiting for the traditional tiles on the walls. It is in the side street opposite the artists entrance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of little restaurants and bars around Plaza de Santa Ana. Lovely little square, good place to soak up the nightlife.

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Thank Studentinthecity
London
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47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely square that has some excellent bars and hotels around the edge of it. Great place to come and people watch.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to find a tapas bar and while away an hour or two. Interesting bars and shops run off the square and there is the ME Hotel, by Melia, looks nice but didn't go in. There is also a Flamenco bar/restaurant/nightclub here called Villa-Rosa.

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Thank Nemesis13
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant enough square... Stopped when walking around the city... Easy on the eye, and good service in the bar

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Thank Richandcas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come here in the first part of the day to enjoy beautiful architecture in the sun rays without shadow.

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Madrid, Spain
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28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Indispensable stop when visiting Madrid: day or night, full of life, bars, theaters, restaurants in one of most typical places in Madrid. Known as the "Arts District". Never closes at day, never sleeps at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many bars surround the plaza offering a wide range of food and drink choices. Usually lively well into the evening.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a great place to start a summer night out, lots of bars and restaurants around and great for just sitting back and people watching

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Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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