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Plaza de Santa Ana

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Address: Plaza 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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Very touristic place,many cafes and restaurants where everyone can enjoy paellas and tapas!!! Wonderful square especially in summer!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a good place to be in summer. But be careful with the prices of the terraces. Places around like hotel roof or theater are pretty good, but terraces are expensive for the quality of the food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very touristic place,many cafes and restaurants where everyone can enjoy paellas and tapas!!! Wonderful square especially in summer!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plaza de Santa Ana is the quintessential Madrid plaza. It's ancient with a real feel for the history of Madrid. You can dine in the restaurants where Hemingway took a drink, or two, and you can see a flamingo show where Ava Gardner seduced bull fighters. Fun!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Barrio de las Letras it is a very lively place full of terraces set on the street. If it is a sunny day you are guaranteed to see a lot of locals. If you are thirsty, especially for beer there are many pubs to choose from.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee, lunch, dinner...whatever in the very center of Madrid, in the colonial barrio las letras. Terraces. Many places to choose: Spanish, German, Japanese, Hawaian....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

“La Marcha” is the local custom of moving from bar to bar getting a drink (and a free tapa with it), sampling different styles as the night goes by. Start at the north end of the Plaza and walk around the narrow bar-filled streets, where you will find cuisine from all over the world, and all over Spain. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service at these restaurants is the slowest I've ever experienced! Food is good but service is the worst! The atmosphere is nice and good for people watching. It's nice to come for a late night cocktail. Plus it's less windy on this side and find a table next to the fire for heat and your sure to have a good... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place with a lot of restaurants and nice terraces. Go for tapas at Lateral: mmmmm!!! Or Drink some nice beers in one of the cervecerias.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Plaza de Santa Ana is central and also full of bars and restaurants. It's packed with locals and tourists so be prepared to wait if necessary! The cafe des alemanes is really nice and has an outside part too. The big hotel (see pictures) has a rooftop bar - it's €20 to go up but you get a drink with... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Α very croudy, typical, square in the city center. There are so many restaurants around the square and many beautiful buildings to see. The noizy atmosfere atracts a lot of people during the day. Its an ideal place in order to see a lot of people en to enjoy a large variety of tapas of the surroundings restaurants.

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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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