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Plaza de Santa Ana

Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #74 of 437 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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Neath, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
118 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a popular square which can be very busy. There are monuments either end to Spain's famous writers. The restaurant and bar Cerveceria Alemana was a favourite spot of Ernest Hemmingway.

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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

On the sector of Las Letras one should visit this lovely and lively square. Plenty of choices to have drinks or food. A must if you are visiting Madrid.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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316 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This might be my favorite square in Madrid! It is a large enclosed square with so many cafés or restaurants. It is right in the heart of the city between the Prado & Plaza Mayor. It is pleasant to sit there and enjoy the sun in daytime or come and cool off at night. The whole area is very lively... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is one of the many squares of Madrid with fun cafes everywhere. Go here to look around the narrow streets of madrid and to have a causal drink when you are tired of walking!

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Dublin, Ireland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
69 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We came to this plaza from our excellent Hotel (Catalonia Las Cortes) just around the corner on Calle del Prado, and were fascinated by the "buzz" and some of the architecture. The square itself was one of a series created by Napoleon's brother Joseph Bonaparte in or around 1810. There are two notable buildings : first, the "ME Madrid Reina... More

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Malaga, Spain
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1,925 helpful votes 1,925 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My wife looked for a textile store on Calle Atocha, close to this square. After she bought her fabric, we went to this square and enjoyed looking at it. There is a restaurant near the hotel that has very nice tile decorations and I took photos of it.

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Malmö
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141 reviews 141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Vibrant in the evening. Lots of people eating and kids running around. There are about 8 restaurants to choose from. I square you must visit. If you don't want to eat here there are several restaurants just around the corner.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Theis little square is very hip. Sorrounded by all sorts of restaurants, Tapas Bars and Chic Hotels, it is a great destination after a long day of walking around the old Centro of Madrid. A 5-10 minute walk from Plaza Mayor or Plaza del Sol, sit down, order a "caña" with some Iberico and enjoy the crowd. It is very... More

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malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Plaza de Santa Ana is one of many squares in Madrid. If you want some where more quiet, this is an ideal place. You can also have a drink or have something to eat. I just passed through it, so I can't say about the service & food. Puerto del Sol is more lively with lots of restaurants & shops.

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Atlanta, GA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

In easy proximity to our hotel, this Plaza is just the right mix of activity, people-watching and respite ... with families playing in the little play yard and lively tapas patios where you can sit and enjoy a light meal. We tried several of the restaurants on the patio and all had yummy food and drink and good service for... More

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