Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid

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Plaza de Santa Ana dates to the early 19th century, although its completion didn’t happen until some seven decades later. Here you’ll find monuments to two of Spain’s great writers, Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Federico García Lorca, as well as many cafes and tapas bars. Take a look toward the east for a view of the Teatro Español, the oldest theatre in Madrid. The plaza itself serves as a popular meeting point, and is excellent for people watching. Work out when and for how long to visit Plaza de Santa Ana and other Madrid attractions using our handy Madrid tour itinerary builder .
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  • Theatres, libraries, centres of art... everything a few meters and plenty of terraces and bars for dinner or tapas... and close the area of Huertas, another classic of Madrid to drink one of the interesting bars that is close is "La Venencia", with traditional wines from barrel is also close the Café Central where you can dine and listen to live jazz
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  • Typical square used as a meeting point for its central location. The buildings that surround it are beautiful and is next to one of the areas of the capital March: "Huertas"
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  • Between Sol and la Latina, Plaza Sant'Ana is located in the movida Madrileña de Huertas. Many terraces to tapear, dine or just relax. Good value for money. It's worth spending a little time.
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  • One of the best most scenic plazas in Madrid to grab a drink with a friend. There are lots of terraces, the architecture is beautiful, and the overall atmosphere is always great and not as touristy even though it's close to the center. Some notable places there are the rooftop bar in the hotel, Lateral, and a Hawaiian themed bar that has fun cocktails.
  • Touristy place. Lots of bars and restaurants. Lively crowd. Great for late night life
  • 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 try and taste different dishes. So if you're in Madrid it's definitely one of the MUST see places where you can experience and have a taste of the Spanish culture.
  • Most lively and fun loving place. There are so many nice restaurants.
  • Good to walk around during evening and night. Ambience and atmosphere is worth for food/drinks.

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Where to stay in Madrid

The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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