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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.
We were wandering around the Huerta neighbourhood when we came across this magnificent looking church and what a great find.
In a city that is packed with great looking churches this was one of the best we went to.
The church is famous as it houses the 17th century statue of Jesus.
This Baroque style of architecture of the church...
Great staff, headed by a gregarious Cuban man, really made this place stand out.
The meat was quite good, as well as the Buffala Salad. The white Sangria, made by a terrific waitress, was delicious. We had the Tbone steak, which was quite good, as well as Criollo.
At the end of the meal we enjoyed complimentary liquors, which was...
$$ - $$$ • Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, International
"Wow never ceases to impress. . .."
reviewed 2 days ago by sirnupo
Best place to eat in Madrid....staff is phenomenal as well,
Everything we had was great and very reasonable (5 people 247 euros!!!).
We had puerros confitados, pulpo, bacalao, pollo de corral al albari, plato del dia, wonderful wine etc etc. It was amazing. My family all agreed it was great. We have eaten here before a couple of times and...
Our family of five spent seven glorious nights in three rooms, including the Eschegaray Suite to which we were upgraded. This was perhaps the most perfect hotel experience we have every had. Where to start? It is quite simple: the service!!! The entire staff is at the top of their game -- passionate, dedicated, professional, knowledgeable, perfectionist, empathetic and full...
Stayed in Catalonia Las Cortes Hotel in Madrid. Everything we expected - walk out the door into a wonderland of tapas bars and endless variety of all sorts of shops in center of Madrid- lovely helpful staff and nice room. Coming from Ireland we were very pleasantly supervised by wonderful value locally. Top marks
Lovely hotel downtown Madrid. Paola and May are very nice and welcoming. They make you feel at home. Breakfast is really good. Our room was big, clean and bright.
We warmly recommend it. We will definitely come back.
This was the first time visiting Axel Hotel in Madrid and it was everything I expected. We had a every warm welcome by Alberto (The reception guy) Absolutely wonderful guy, definitely an asset to the hotel. The food was nice and the service was excellent. Highly recommend
The front desk staff was above and beyond excellent. So helpful smiling and friendly. Helped with directions, restaurant recommendations and tours, booking and selection. Really more like concierges. Location is so great too. Alba, Alexandra, lupu, Alana and Jose were amazing.