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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  • Go and take the pulse to Madrid in this square, enjoy a few minutes watching the comings and goings of people, also there are countless places for tapas, or sitting down to eat and very well.
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  • The venue is very large, but is surrounded by bars and restaurants. In a nice neighbourhood and you can eat very rich in any of the bars surrounding it. It must be borne in mind that, at least in March, Sundays at 23 already were closing all.
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  • We stayed close to Plaza Santa Ana years ago when had visited Madrid for the first time years ago. It was so much fun to come again last year in May to see it! Still the same hustle and bustle, wonder...  more »
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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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