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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sadly Hemmingway's hangout La Cerveceris Alemana was closed this being a tuesday but it was fun to wander the streets .. a lovely place to spend time...

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great architecture and lot's of stores and cafes. A great part of town to stroll by and stop for a nibble and a beer.

Thank Joao B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our accomodation in Madrid was in this barrio. It was a wonderful base to explore Madrid-full of narrow lanes and great restaurants, very close to attractions like the Prado and Retiro park, and close to Atocha station and the metro. The perfect district to stay...More

Thank evets1232016
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Just lose yourself in the warren of streets in this delightful part of old Madrid, to get a sense of what this city is all about. Marvelous.

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The quotes were the reason I went and almost missed them. I'm sure the area hops late night and into the wee hours. Be prepared in clearly identifying where you want to go off the main drag, otherwise you'd miss stuff. I missed the "Museo...More

Thank grace c
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I know it's Spain but I do think a few placards in English would be a great idea. Or - make it easy for tourists to pick up a map of the area. I loved walking this neighbourhood - did it three times - but...More

Thank Sandi C
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Take a walk around the small streets and explore the area. From time to time, you'll have to look at the street to find famous sentences from the books. Plaza Santa Ana is Worth to visit, there's not many people and you can enjoy your...More

Thank jelchek
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I stayed in this area and was delighted to see the quotes from famous authors on the streets and see the statue of Cervantes and see the house where he lived. I wish the signage had been a little better. It would have been fun...More

Thank MWivell
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is a must visit when you are in Madrid. I have been at Barrio de Letras a few times during the day and evenings and was very safe. I always find something new and interesting to explore. There are plenty of restaurants and bars...More

Thank Misla B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This little neighborhood is right by the Parliament building (the Cortes). Just follow Calle del Prado to the Plaza de Santa Ana's cervecerias for some Sangria and tapas.

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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 —
...More
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