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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found lots of excellent restaurants in the back streets off the main boulevards. I recommend the Terra Mundi and the Brown Bear Bakery.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barrio De Las Letras as the name of the area suggests is one of Madrid's coolest districts ,its fames as an area that was inhabited by some of the country's leading literary figures,its an area teeming with pubs,bars and restaurants and some amazing architecture and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area has been during the years a place where you could find different types of bars full of young people. It is different now but it still keeps the flavor of the old times.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Angel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There have been a lot of cool morsels of shared data with us that have not been component of the trip. I'd suggest to anyone this trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JanPQ
Reviewed July 28, 2019

Love this neighborhood and the significance it has to the history of literature and Spain. Explore the small cobbled streets where you'll see plaques calling out the places where famed writers lived and wrote. Still home to some great small book shops you'll also find...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Auweho
Reviewed July 14, 2019

I like this area for some shops and restaurants. While it's filled with tourists, it doesn't seem to be as busy as other areas. It's a decent area to poke around and relax with a cocktail.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank worldhopper1966
Reviewed July 13, 2019

This charming neighborhood is filled with small tapas bars, coffee shops and boutiques. It's very central - a short walk to Retiro Park, Plaza del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Prado and other attractions.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MaryGT
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Barrio de Las Letras is an area in Madrid where many Spanish literary figures have lived, and as a result it got its name. You will also find literary texts on the pavements on many streets. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed May 25, 2019

We walked Calle de las Huertas this street on our way to breakfast; from Puerta del Sol to near the Prado. It was early on a Sunday morning. No one was up yet. It's a beautiful street. On the sidewalk are literary quotes. Also in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lispony
Reviewed April 20, 2019

This neighborhood is popular because it was the home of many famous writers including Cervantes. Within it's streets you can find many restaurants of all kinds, for example, there is a vegan hot dog place, Venezuelan Arepas, Prima Rosa which is an Italian restaurant. you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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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 —
...More
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