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I know it's Spain but I do think a few placards in English would be a great idea.
Or - make it easy for tourists to pick up a map of the area.
I loved walking this neighbourhood - did it three times - but...More
Take a walk around the small streets and explore the area. From time to time, you'll have to look at the street to find famous sentences from the books. Plaza Santa Ana is Worth to visit, there's not many people and you can enjoy your...More
I stayed in this area and was delighted to see the quotes from famous authors on the streets and see the statue of Cervantes and see the house where he lived. I wish the signage had been a little better. It would have been fun...More
This is a must visit when you are in Madrid. I have been at Barrio de Letras a few times during the day and evenings and was very safe. I always find something new and interesting to explore. There are plenty of restaurants and bars...More
I was not keen on this area when I came at night as I found it a little dodgy however when wandering through the streets during the day it is perfectly pleasant but it does not have the pull of Chueca for instance.
You've seen this area on postcards now it's time to visit. Lots of restaurants and bars. Some are good in the evening for tapas. Hold on to your wallet in front of pants (pickpockets) but enjoy yourself. Some unusual places on the side streets.
Firstly, Barrio de Las Letras is a central district of Madrid close to almost everything you would want to visit while there. Secondly, you have so many cafes and restaurants and a vivid nightlife, that you cannot get bored at all.
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.