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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
Fee: No
Activities: Nightlife, Dining, Drinking
Description: Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's...
Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's most popular nightlife hotspots.
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The center of a cosmopolitan town where people look at people passing by. With a statue of García Lorca in between looking at you too and with an important public theater to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is not far from the major crowds but is a haven of tranquility with some good restaurants and excellent opportunities for people watching while remaining relatively peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit for lunch or maybe just a drink in between activities. When it's hot out, many of the restaurant patios have covered seating. Some even have misters running to help cool you down. These are nice during the day, but can be a little chilly when the sun starts to set. That said, while... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

after having dinner (some toasts) in Barcelona or Cadiz Street, Santa Ana Square is a nice place to be in terrace and have the first beer, then you can go to Huertas Street or look for a club nearby

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The best plaza in Madrid (in my opinion). Not as touristy, lights at night are awesome and the restaurants surrounding it are great! environment is cool, chill and makes you want to stay there all night long and just drink and talk your night away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is a very good place for having a beer, or any other drink sometimes with a "tapa". You can take that in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening and in the night. Close to that Plaza it Huerta Street which is full obar and pubs for every taste and for a wide range of ages. It is... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The center of a cosmopolitan town where people look at people passing by. With a statue of García Lorca in between looking at you too and with an important public theater to see classical plays. From the Plaza de Santa Ana you can reach anywhere in downtown just by walking.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Most tourists go to the Plaza Mayor which means Plaza de Santa Ana is frequented mostly by Spaniards. It is full of bars and restaurants and leads down to Huertas, another great street for night life. Not far from there is the Plaza Benevente and across the street is the Cine Ideal for those who want to see a film... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Of all the plazas in Madrid, this one wins for atmosphere in the evening. There are several bars and restaurants with sun umbrellas to take your pick from and aside from the noisy accordion buskers, it's the most relaxing way to wind down after a long day of walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although this place might look a little bit touristic, It's a great area to start a nice evening with friends. Starting with a nice cool beer in one of the outdoor restaurants, you will find a lot of good dinner restaurants in the surroundings. Once done with dinner, there are also many decent bars which are great to finish the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family and I stayed in Santa Ana for a couple of days. It is centrally located and a busy hive of activity at night! The whole vibe of the square is relaxed and joyful with heaps of places to eat. If staying locally as we did it's worth investing in some ear plugs as the square doesn't sleep until... More 

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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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