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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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We stayed close to this plaza. I could not warm to the plaza area. We ate in some of the restaurants and tried the bars but both were just average. We also found the people... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed close to this plaza. I could not warm to the plaza area. We ate in some of the restaurants and tried the bars but both were just average. We also found the people continually looking to get people in to the bars/restaurants annoying. I would recommend the nearby calle de la cruz as I found it to have... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The namesake attraction itself is one of the many squares of the city center, a small sitting outdoors, Plaza de Santa Ana is a place not to be missed, if only for a few minutes, or sat sipping a drink in one of the many bars that completely surround the square. Not very crowded and above all this is not... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoyed our first meal here, chilled out, basking in the winter sun. We returned on several occasions as our hotel was but a 5 minute walk away. The atmosphere is so relaxed and laid back and there are numerous bars and restaurants to while away the hours. Give it a visit, you won't be disappointed.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Plaza de Santa Ana is centrally located off Calle de Huertas and is full of character with bars and restaurants surrounding the square; also there are monuments for Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Federico García Lorca. Worth seeking out when in the area.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely little square with plenty of outdoor cafes and restaurants. Go there to feel the spirit of the city. Don't miss the monument of Federico Garcia Lorca

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at a hotel on the Plaza de Santa Ana. The square itself is very busy but in a nice way. In the centre there are some outdoor cafe's. To the sides of the Plaza are numerous cafe's, bars, tapa's etc. The surrounding areas are also full of even more places to eat and drink. Numerous shops can also... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Plaza de Santa Ana is a good place to visit. It is a very pleasant square and it has the monument to Pedro Calderón de la Barca on the plaza. There is also a luxury hotel called the Melia ME with a famous rooftop bar. There are many cafeterias nearby.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The plaza is nothing special to look at in particular but it is the gathering of people who stop here for food and drink that makes it a place to visit. I came here twice, once in early afternoon and found it rather bust with locals having a drink and food and again in early evening and it was far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There are so many things to rave about here in Madrid, but absolutely one of my favorite finds was the Barrio de las Letras, which surrounds Plaza de Santa Ana. It was a favorite haunt of writers in the 17th century, and it has a very cool artistic vibe which is totally my speed. It is filled with theaters, cafés,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I love staying in hotels near this Plaza. It is central to so may of the important attractions of Madrid. though the cafes there can be a bit pricey it's a nice place to relax and enjoy some tapas and vino. If you're a Spanish-speaker take advantage of the Teatro Español right on the plaza.! Nice in the evening also.... More 

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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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