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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
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Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's most...

Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's most popular nightlife hotspots.

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Great evening spot for a Sangria

Many small little restaurants service different kinds of food. street vendors and musicians walking around. Lovely hangout place in the evening.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many small little restaurants service different kinds of food. street vendors and musicians walking around. Lovely hangout place in the evening.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This plaza seemed to be very local focused. There were plenty of tapas bars and cervecerias with a Flamenco club on one the corners. Well worth a visit.

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hagatna,guam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a plaza full of the local life. lots of restos and lots to watch yet kickback and relaxing to hang out. totally enjoyed my time in this plaza!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect place for Tapas and wine, very nice to go with friends and spen a very good time with. Very clean and friendly

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice place to grab a helado or cafe con leche. Plenty of historic Tapa u Vino bars within shouting distance. It can be very hot in the summer, so enjoy a refresco under an umbrella. This is in the heart of the literary district where many famous playwrights did their works in the 19th century.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though the square is nice because of the buildings surrounding it (including a theater and an old hotel), what makes it more attractive are the bars around it. Several places where you can sit down for a cold drink or have a snack. Even an interesting Hawaiian bar in one of the corners (watch out, sometimes it gets too... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice place for all family members you can enjoy many shows and rest ib=n one of the many resturants or coffe shops or bars also its nice place to take nice photos

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This typical Plaza is so close to Puerta deal Sol that you can stroll there In a few minutes. The square is lined with eateries and bars...just the place to rest the feet, watch the world go by and enjoy some refreshment. At night it's quite a hot spot and choice is endless.

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel was on this square, so we spend some time there... it's a great place to sit, have a drink, and watch the world go by.

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is likely my favorite plaza in Madrid. I love it's size and hominess. The cafes are decent and it's close to/in my favorite neighborhood: Las Letras.

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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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