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Plaza de Santa Ana

Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #66 of 458 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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Madrid, Spain
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
118 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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323 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
73 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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