Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid

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    Hotel Reina Victoria in Plaza Santa Ana
    by jlanza29
  • Going out for tapas at the Plaza Santa Ana
    Going out for tapas at the Plaza Santa...
    by Jefie
  • Statue of Calderon de la Barca, Plaza Santa Ana
    Statue of Calderon de la Barca, Plaza...
    by Jefie
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    Plaza Santa Ana

    by jlanza29 Updated Aug 28, 2010

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    This is one of the great plaza's of Madrid, located east of the Puerta del Sol. The plaza Santa Ana is where the local's come to relax and drink and eat. On the west side of the plaza stands the Hotel Reina Victoria. Inside the hotel there is a very upscale bar in the lobby and a very exclusive bar on the roof. Of course price are high at these locations. But around the square there is plenty of options to eat and drink. Plenty of outdoor seats. A very cool place would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a local vibe

    Hotel Reina Victoria in Plaza Santa Ana

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    Plaza Santa Ana

    by Jefie Updated May 10, 2008

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    Located in the Barrio de las Letras, Plaza Santa Ana is a good place to go for tapas and drinks. I much prefered the atmosphere there to the one in Plaza Mayor, being more casual and perhaps a bit less touristic (there actually were people speaking Spanish!). The connection between the Plaza and literature dates back to the 16th century, when both Cervantes and Lope de Vega lived in the area. The Plaza is also closely associated with American author Ernest Hemingway, who often stayed at the Hotel Reina Victoria and drank at the Cerveceria Alemana. Two statues commemorate Plaza Santa Ana's literary roots: one of Pedro Calderon de la Barca (the "Spanish Shakespeare") and one of Federico Garcia Lorca.

    Going out for tapas at the Plaza Santa Ana Statue of Calderon de la Barca, Plaza Santa Ana
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    Plaza de Santa Ana

    by ger4444 Written Apr 4, 2006

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    Near Sol, yoou find plaza de Santa Ana, mostly known as a hot spot in nightlife Madrid. This square is called after the monastery which was originally situated at this place but got teared down in order to make space to build this square. Its originally a square connected to the artists like poets Lorca and de la Barca. At the square you find the Teatro Espanol so its obvious that the plaza and art are closely connected. The Victoria Queen hotel is another striking landmark at the square as well as the German Beerhouse, which is always overcrowded especailly by youth and students. The taberna Viva Madrid is also near the square and is one of the more popular tabernas in town. Nightlife is pretty flourishing around the plaza, near to the plaza there are many streets with dozens of pubs. its a great place to go out, yet its a bit touristic and cliche, chueca is way more interesting but if you visit madrid for the firts time its definetely a must see.

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    Plaza Santa Ana and Teatro Espa?ol

    by Frisbeeace Written Jul 11, 2004

    This is a nice area with bustling nightlife full of bars and restaurants. Visit in the evenings to have more fun.

    Plaza de Santa Ana

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