Calle de las Huertas
Calle de las Huertas
4.5

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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Antón Martín • 3 min walk
  • Vodafone Sol • 7 min walk

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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fun street in Barrio de las Letras. The narrow street is lined with elegant of apartments with attractive wrought-iron balcony railings, and lots of pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants. The place comes alive especially at night.
Written 12 May 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
One of my favourite streets in the vibrant Barrio De Las Letras district is Calle De Las Huertas .
This area were this street is located was once a group of farms hence its names Huertas which translates as farms ,it was incorporated into the city over the centuries and became a haven for poets,writers and playwrights ,this is were the name Barrio De Las Letras ( The Literary Quarter ) originates from,if you look along the pavements there are gold poems and verses inlaid into the paving stones ,very cool.
This street and area is famous for its ,pubs,bars, cafe's and restaurants, its a great party area ,it's a street I love to visit on any holiday I take to Madrid, its most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 12 October 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A great, fun street, with a lot of bars/restaurants. We first discovered it, walking to the Prado (it’s not far from there). It immediately struck us as a place with atmosphere and lots of choices for eating and drinking. We went there twice. Our favourite was spot Casa Alberto, a traditionally styled tavern that's been here since 1827. Popular and lively, it was all rustic wood panelling with literary and bullfighting memorabilia on the walls and a long bar running the length of the front room with giant hinds of Iberian ham ready to be sliced to order. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Look for the red doors.
Written 16 December 2020
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Jabba
Sheffield, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Found a smashing little bar with cracking staff and very accommodating. The area in general was busy but very nice. plenty to see and do.
Written 10 February 2020
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Janet S
Williamsburg, VA1,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a really nice street which we used often. It was not too far from our hostal on Cervantes street and if we found Las Huertas, we were not lost!
Written 18 December 2019
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Ken W
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I had no trouble finding this charming guest house in central Madrid. The bedroom was large and comfortable (no windows, however) and the washroom facilities were clean and never occupied. It is steps from transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment. I would stay there again.
Written 17 September 2019
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David G
Tilst, Denmark33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This street have it all in Madrid, A lot of good restarants and bars. It leads up to Plaza del Angel with a Jamoneria with fantastic Jamon bocadillos.
Close to Puerta del Sol, it's a must
Written 13 September 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Located in the wonderful El Barrio De Las Letras ( The Literary Quarter ) is Calle De Las Huertas ,this area was originally a group of farms hence the name Huertas which translates as farms ,as Madrid grew in importance this group of farms was incorporated into the growing city of Madrid and the neighbourhood was a particularly popular area for poets,writers and playwrights from were we get the adopted name El Barrio De Las Letras.
Calle De Las Huertas is a superb street packed with pubs,bars and restaurants, La Colonial de Huertas, Taberna Maceiras,El Patio De La Tapas,La Fidula,Trocha,La Lupe,Bar Toulouse Lautrec and many many more eating and drinking establishments makes this a wonderful and vibrant street and area to visit day or night .
A great street, a wonderful neighbourhood, well worth checking out if your in the area .
Written 5 September 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Calle de las Huertas is a narrow street but a busy one. There are quite a few cafes, bars, restaurants and other establishments along this street. There must be some night life too, but we missed all that! However the cafes and restaurants looked pretty authentic with some real good old local stuff. Worth a walk!
Written 23 June 2019
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Lispony
Parkton, MD1,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
We walked this street,Calle de las Huertas, on our way to breakfast; from Puerta del Sol to near the Prado. It was early on a Sunday morning. No one was up yet. It's a beautiful street. On the sidewalk are literary quotes. Also in this direction it is downhill.
Written 25 May 2019
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