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Barrio de Las Letras

Plaza de las Cortes, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 611 48 50 28
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de las Cortes, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Huertas
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+34 611 48 50 28
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"literary figures"
in 4 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 3 reviews
"every corner"
in 2 reviews
"tapas"
in 4 reviews
"ana"
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"miguel"
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"tourists"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice streets to 2 Walk by, mainly on afternoon and evening. Mostly bars and surprisingly low number of coffee houses.

Thank Yaron L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was not keen on this area when I came at night as I found it a little dodgy however when wandering through the streets during the day it is perfectly pleasant but it does not have the pull of Chueca for instance.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

You've seen this area on postcards now it's time to visit. Lots of restaurants and bars. Some are good in the evening for tapas. Hold on to your wallet in front of pants (pickpockets) but enjoy yourself. Some unusual places on the side streets.

Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This was the meeting place for our tour of the day. Photographers, take your cameras and make sure you have enough space on cards

Thank GlenvistaExecGuest
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Firstly, Barrio de Las Letras is a central district of Madrid close to almost everything you would want to visit while there. Secondly, you have so many cafes and restaurants and a vivid nightlife, that you cannot get bored at all.

Thank azIIIza
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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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