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“la barca”(13 reviews)
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Tapas bars and clubs line this scenic plaza, making it one of Madrid's most popular nightlife hotspots.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Plaza de Santa Ana s/n, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 44 13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent some time here having a few beers and taking in the atmosphere. Would recommend it for a stopover, though the area seems a bit overpriced for food.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pauly-101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps would feel differently if we actually took the time to stop and relax and people watch and dine on tapas. Could be interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank morewierd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Europe is famous for beautiful squares where locals can meet and hang out in their neighborhoods. This is as good as any of them. Good theater, with lots of cafes to hang out in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luvmy32000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy bars and restaurants ring this Plaza. Several open air establisments with table service where you can sit, eat, drink and people watch. By day kids and parents in the play area by night yuppies hustling bar to bar. A great spot with dozens of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T675TUstephens
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is a place we stumbled upon during our walks around Madrid. An easy relaxed pace..great restaurants..Madrid can be very busy and "rush rush". You can escape all that by visiting this plaza.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bobwarren
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Well worth making the journey to from Pueta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. It has a far more relaxing vibe a much better bars and restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic plaza and so many surrounding streets full of bars and restaurants. A more chilled out place than the non stop frenetic action of Malasaña.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dicod712
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Not far from the Plaza del Sol there is a plaza with many beautiful tapas, cool beer and surprisingly committed service. If you have had enough of the high pulse of Madrid, the Plaza Santa Ana is very well suited for relaxing, recharging your batteries...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hans_Hub
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This plaza is a fantastic area to stop for food and drink when out exploring Madrid. Interesting plaza with a major theatre on one end and the nice hotel ME on the other. The hotel has a rooftop bar which is worth checking out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ross R
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The plaza is surrounded with many restaurants with outdoor and indoor seating. Great people watching! We enjoyed several evenings sipping wine and eating tapas! Unfortunately, we had our phone stolen off the table by a person pretending to be a beggar. As in all of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de
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neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich
heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes
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31 March 2018|
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Response from Lumb12 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest going to the Mercado. The choice is amazing. The wine selection equally excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed. Food and drink choices for every taste. Prices from acceptable to ridiculous. Everything is so... More
19 August 2016|
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Response from lruizm | Reviewed this property |
They're all ok... Depends on how you like tapas or if you prefer raciones. I like the tapas at Lateral but the service sucks big time. If you feel like eating tapas somewhere else you can go to other places near Sol, like... More
21 January 2015|
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Response from C0vad0nga | Reviewed this property |
You are not far from Santa Ana Plaza. You just have to get to Puerta del Sol and from there take Carrera de San Jeronimo (name of a street) and then take Calle del Principe to your right and walking down that street you... More