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Reviewed 3 days ago

You have to walk around there, reading the citations on the ground of some streets. Look at the many shops and their windows. Some are artisans' shops, some are antiquarians (the few surviving there!) other are many cafeterias or restaurants or "place-to-eat". At night and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank organante
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love this part of town. The narrow streets, wonderful restaurants and small shops are all inviting and interesting. Somehow people in this part of the city seem happier than those in other barrios, especially in comparison to the much more hip and affluent Salamanca....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Miguel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation for lunch in the area and took a long walk in the area. It's a lovely spot, and was a nice break from the large crowds in Madrid for the holiday season.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelfun001
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We stayed in this neighborhood. We had a bakery/coffee shop. We stayed in a condo through VRBO the owner was Gorette. Awesome. Lots of shopping, restaurants and grocery stores (small)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank seniormom2017
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Sadly Hemmingway's hangout La Cerveceris Alemana was closed this being a tuesday but it was fun to wander the streets .. a lovely place to spend time...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great architecture and lot's of stores and cafes. A great part of town to stroll by and stop for a nibble and a beer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joao B
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Our accomodation in Madrid was in this barrio. It was a wonderful base to explore Madrid-full of narrow lanes and great restaurants, very close to attractions like the Prado and Retiro park, and close to Atocha station and the metro. The perfect district to stay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank evets1232016
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Just lose yourself in the warren of streets in this delightful part of old Madrid, to get a sense of what this city is all about. Marvelous.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank k747
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The quotes were the reason I went and almost missed them. I'm sure the area hops late night and into the wee hours. Be prepared in clearly identifying where you want to go off the main drag, otherwise you'd miss stuff. I missed the "Museo...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank grace c
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandi C
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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
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 —
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