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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 in a top floor apartment on the corner of the Plaza for our first visit to Madrid. As we came in April we didn't need to have the windows open, and being on the fifth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a top floor apartment on the corner of the Plaza for our first visit to Madrid. As we came in April we didn't need to have the windows open, and being on the fifth floor, noise didn't bother us at all. If you were in a room nearer the ground then this could be a problem, for... More 

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Orange, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Westin a short walk from Plaza de Santa Ana. Madrid has many beautiful and lively plazas, but this one was one of our favorites. The restaurants and bars located within and around the plaza are diverse. We particularly enjoyed Lateral, (the steak and Brie tapas are amazing and the service is quick by Spanish standards). If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It worth paying a visit at night. Take a dinner in one of the many restaurants around the Plaza de Santa Ana and continue with a drink... There are so many bars for every taste. In summer it is much more beautiful, since tables are outside in the small roads... A vivid neighbourhood. Don't miss it...

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Rodgau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you choose St. Ana to be the place to have some beers in the sun or food for lunch and dinner, you will be absolutely right. At St. Ana are several nice pubs/restaurant to sit outside or inside later at night. Some hotels are around and many other restaurant/pubs or discotheks are also nearby. We always take some beer... More 

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Kaliua, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Plaza Santa Ana is a perfect example of a Spanish plaza. If you arrange to meet people here, you'll easily find them and there is always a buzzy feel, morning, noon and night. It is in front of the Teatro Espanol, and is not as large as Plaza Mayor or as crowded as Puerta del Sol. There are ample restaurants... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you plan to rent a room or a hotel on the Plaza Santa Ana, please know that while this is one of Madrid's most beautiful plazas both day and night, it becomes extremely loud and rowdy at night (and "night" to a Madridleño lasts until about 7am!), thus making sleeping peacefully almost impossible. Then again, Madrid is known for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

vibrant busy square, ideal to meet up with friends or just chill, drinking in the warm Spring evening. Service can be a little slow if you're thirsty but it gets you in the mood for a great stay in Madrid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited all the main plazas/town squares in Madrid and found this one to be the most relaxing and enjoyable. It's smaller, prettier, less congested, and there actually are spots to sit down that are NOT part of a restaurant. Surrounding bars & cafes seemed slightly less touristy than those on some of the larger, more famous plazas.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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 you just come here for few minutes, or grab a table to sip a drink in one of the many bars that completely surround the square. Not very crowded and... More 

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