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Plaza de Santa Ana

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Address: Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain
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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Atmospheric place for a cold drink

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Plaza Sta. Ana is a must to be seen, very joyful and happy place to meet with friends and have Spanish tapas with nice drinks. Nearby you will find very old bars which have beautiful paintings in ceramic tiles, the best one has been closed almost 2 years ago (Los Gabrieles), I hope they wil open this tapas bar someday... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

To get over hot nights in Madrid this could be a plan: visit Teatro Español and enjoy any of their plays and have some drinks after that in Plaza Santa Ana. Madrid just never sleeps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful square not too far from the Prado. Much more calm and relaxing than some of the larger squares.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Madrid is a very alive city with different "centers". Perhaps Plaza de Santa Ana and environment is one of the most classic ones. Highly recommendable, especially during summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If youre looking for an incredibly yet relaxed atmosphere in the heart of this incredible city then this is one of the top contenders. Full of bars and restaurants. And pumping with live until the early hours of the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Loved the plaza, great variety of food and entertainment. A bit over priced but not like the Plaza Mayor. The bars around the edge of the square are cooler inside. Always my first destination in Madrid

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Some lovely architecture makes for a nice wander when things are opening and people are having breakfast. At this time the tourists haven't descended and it's charm is readilyy apparent. The traditional cafes are beautiful and it's worth popping into one for a drink rather than succumbing to the temptation of outdoors. After that sit outdoors on a bench for... More 

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Address: Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas

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Huertas
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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