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Plaza de Santa Ana

Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #66 of 468 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the best plaza in Madrid for a nice meal. Most of the resturants on the plaza serves good tapas. Just be careful when the waiter offers you to bring different dishes. Then they serve you to much... Ask then for the numbers of plates.

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Madrid, Spain
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This lovely almost pedestrian square is always full of locals and visitors alike. It is dominated at one end by the elegant former Reina Victoria Hotel, now ME by Meliá, and at the other the cultural icon, El Teatro Español. In between it's all bars and cafés with people sitting out enjoying the sunshine, when it's not too hot, or... More

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Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a busy square, full of cafés serving tapas and all sorts of drinks. It's also home to the roof top bar, ME, in the large white building at one end. Great place to while away time people watching.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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103 helpful votes 103 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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324 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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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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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73 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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