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Plaza de Santa Ana

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Address: Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, 28012 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 place to visit

A central place to visit in the morning before heading to one of the many tapas restaurant in the same place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A central place to visit in the morning before heading to one of the many tapas restaurant in the same place.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this plaza. It's less of a tourist attraction and more of a place to view locals. The small restaurants are great and the shops are charming. It was especially pretty during the holiday season.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one evening. A typical square but nothing special really. A good place to wartch the world go by.

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Thank geoffviking
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too too much going on in the actual plaza itself, but there are some great restaurants around the outside. In the spring and summer and fall there are lots of people sitting on the patio in the plaza. There's also a biximad (bike rental) hub there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place to visit with a lot of people and real life around. great to meet people from everywhere with a lot of nice bars to drink a beer or a wine and eat a great tapa

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Region of Murcia, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting but very poor service and average food. Would not visit again. Very disappointed as the staff were disorganised and the service slow. The tapas starters were average and the main meal was tasteless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area and all the streets around it just keeps alive till the early hours of the morning. So many bars, restaurants, clubs and always incredibly lively.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still my favorite plaza and area in Madrid for tapas, drinks and jazz. Sadly, the tourists have taken over and it has lost its local flair in the past 5 years. Nevertheless, there are abundant hotels and taverns to enjoy whatever you are in the mood for.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a nice place, many bars and restaurants surrounding that area. You can find different kind of food, such as spanish or italian.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cheap and and with a lot people to meet, is a good place to go out at weekend and every day, Lateral and other restaurant is a sure tender

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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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