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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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A quiet place in Madrid.

This spot is a gem of quiet in a very busy city. It is so very, very special. An oasis, where one can stay and really deepen one's experience of Mardid, before moving on to busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This spot is a gem of quiet in a very busy city. It is so very, very special. An oasis, where one can stay and really deepen one's experience of Mardid, before moving on to busy bustling places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the things I love about Madrid is that it has many places like this, where you can stop by and get a bite or a drink and watch your kids at the playground near by. Take your pick at the restaurants around and enjoy the afternoon.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful square with nice ambient. Surrounded by plenty of restaurant options with different cuisines, although the typical is Spanish - tapas cuisine. It's very popular among locals and also tourists so it's always a little bit crowded and expect some overpriced meals and drinks. It's one of my favorite place in the city as you always find new things to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through here on our way heading north from Atocha toward Chueca. This square was really crowded with people and we could not find any decent restaurants around here (they are all set up for tourists). There were a few people that appeared drunk / on drugs so we headed on towards Plaza de Canalejas. There are also prostitutes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 13 February 2017

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 12 February 2017 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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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 — 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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