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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  • Plaza Santa Ana is a great place to sit outside at one of the many restaurants situated around the square. Good quality Spanish food is served at most of these long established eating places. They tend to be fairly reasonably priced too. It the weather is non too warm all of the restaurants have outside heaters.
  • The best tapas we had in Spain was at the La Vinoteca in Plaza de Santa Ane.
  • Great place to visit when in Madrid and stop for a caña (beer). Some great restaurants off the plaza on the side streets. Prices in the plaza higher as frequented by tourists.
  • Very nice plaza with nice bar with outside tables. Vary pleasant during spring season.
  • Would I go here again possibly not, however if it was the first place I visited then I would be very happy. So much on offer, if you have twenty years to spare then you will have time to visit quite a lot 👍
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