Barrio de Las Letras

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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Antón Martín • 2 min walk
  • Vodafone Sol • 6 min walk
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Neil S
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Barrio de las letras!!
Sep 2021
One of the most chic neighbourhoods of Madrid. It is right in the city center and has a lot a places to see and do. you will find a lot of bars in Santa Ana square and the places a full till past midnight.
Written September 20, 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,484 contributions
The Writers' Quarter
May 2021
Once upon a time lived here some of the most famous Spanish writers, now it is a very picturesque neighborhood in the center of Madrid. There are many theaters, restaurants and cafes. The architecture is remarkable and always very lively.
Written May 13, 2021
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,057 contributions
Golden Age Writers!
Oct 2020
This is a historical place in Madrid, known for the place where the famous Golden Age writers lived: Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Lope de Rueda...The names of the streets are related to Spanish writers.
There are many cute bars and restaurants around the neighbourhood. It could be a little bit noisy and rowdy at night.
Written October 4, 2020
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JessyPage
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
Great locality in the city center.
Oct 2019
This is an area of Madrid where all the famous writers and poet lived during the Spanish golden age. Now this whole area is full of nice bars and cafes. It makes for a great place for bar hopping at nights. Its usually safe at night and at weekends you can see crowds everywhere. I am already missing going there again.
Written April 14, 2020
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,496 contributions
Interesting area
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a very nice residential area with a mix of commercial shops and restaurants. The streets were narrow and the buildings full of character. Interesting area to explore.
Written March 2, 2020
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BSCone
La Grange, TX60 contributions
So much to see
Jan 2020
We had an apartment in this neighborhood for the week and what a treat! So much to do and see and a great place to just immerse yourself in all things Madrid.
Written January 28, 2020
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Miradorfrigiliana
Frigiliana, Spain102 contributions
Barrio de las letras
Dec 2019
We get immersed in this area and every corner tells us something about Madrid history and it’s people.
Written December 29, 2019
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Janet S
Florida1,134 contributions
Delightful area to explore
Dec 2019
Our hostal was in this area and it is a perfect location. While not too far from the major art museums, it is well out of the tourist crush and away from wide, busy streets. These streets are narrow and atmospheric with interesting buildings, restaurants, some shops. Embedded in the streets are quotes from the literary folks for whom this area is named. It is a very interesting neighborhood in which to wander.
Written December 18, 2019
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wvdm2016
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands330 contributions
Pleasant neighbourhood
Nov 2019
A pleasant calm neighbourhood, with lots of little streets and small 'plazas' (squares). Plenty restaurants, mainly pedestrian (although there are quite some cars, I suppose from inhabitants, taxis and suppliers.
Written November 17, 2019
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,469 contributions
This is very close to Prada
Oct 2019
Are hotel was across for Reinfro park and this area was behind us and beyond the Prada. Very good places to eat. Only problem was many were very busy and not easy to decide where to eat.
Written November 16, 2019
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