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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: Drinking, Dining, Nightlife
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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A lot of Spain lifestyle in just a square

Plaza Santa Ana, Santa Ana Sq., is a good mix of all you can find in Madrid together in just one place. Restaurants, tapas bar, bares de copas, teather house, al fresco F&B... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Madrid is a very alive city with different "centers". Perhaps Plaza de Santa Ana and environment is one of the most classic ones. Highly recommendable, especially during summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Plaza Santa Ana, Santa Ana Sq., is a good mix of all you can find in Madrid together in just one place. Restaurants, tapas bar, bares de copas, teather house, al fresco F&B, people, good atmosphere, great ambiance!. Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If youre looking for an incredibly yet relaxed atmosphere in the heart of this incredible city then this is one of the top contenders. Full of bars and restaurants. And pumping with live until the early hours of the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Loved the plaza, great variety of food and entertainment. A bit over priced but not like the Plaza Mayor. The bars around the edge of the square are cooler inside. Always my first destination in Madrid

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Some lovely architecture makes for a nice wander when things are opening and people are having breakfast. At this time the tourists haven't descended and it's charm is readilyy apparent. The traditional cafes are beautiful and it's worth popping into one for a drink rather than succumbing to the temptation of outdoors. After that sit outdoors on a bench for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were actually heading for Plaza Mayor (the bigger and, in hindsight, more touristy square) when we came across Plaza de Santa Ana.We sat out the front of one of the restaurants and watched the world go by and it was actually some of the best food we had throughout our whole trip, without the extortionate price tag you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Plaza de Santa Ana is a plaza located near Puerta del Sol and Calle de Huertas, in the Barrio de las Letras. It features monuments to writer Pedro Calderón de la Barca and the poet Federico García Lorca. There are a lot of restaurants, cafes and tapas bars, with its terraces in the broder of the terrace. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed at the gran Melia fenix so the night life there wasn't the greatest though beautiful. A quick cab brought us here. There are a vast array of restaurants and bars to choose from and the crowd is the right age range- 30's and up. No hawkers, no beggars. Try the restaurant, la vinotecha right across the square for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

One of the best places to walk around in Madrid. In spring or autumn, the weather is perfect to sit in one of the terraces that are placed all over and enjoy some "tapas" and cold beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place yes is filled with tourists, but also with locals who at around 6 pm enjoy having crevasse and wine and relaxing amongst the beautiful architecture. It's a small plaza but also teaming with activity. nothing to bother you with which makes it a lovely place to relax , grab a gelato, and enjoy

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Address: Address: Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, Madrid, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas

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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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