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Barrio de Las Letras

Plaza de las Cortes, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 611 48 50 28
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“The Heart of Madrid”
9 Mar 2018
“Like Madrid. Incredibly lively.”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de las Cortes, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Paseo del Prado
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+34 611 48 50 28
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can feel the energy in this part of town, and the narrower streets, the great cafes, restaurants, cervezerias all made this the place I would want to live if I lived in Madrid.

1  Thank Ligia J
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Great area to go for drinks and food late into the night. Mingle with locals and tourists alike. As this is the ultimate late night city there are dance bars open till 6 am or later. If you really want to experience proper late nigh...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Calle de Leon has some unusual bars & vintage shops but it's an area with lots of streets waiting to be explored along with a few museums.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is a great neighborhood to walk in with lots of shops and restaurants. The small and winding streets and older well kept buildings gave a charm to strolling. through the area. For the Christmas holidays the streets were decorated with gigantic ornaments. There were...More

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Barrio de las Letras is best known for its nightlife, restaurants, and a literary and cultural history, hence the name "letras" which means "letters" in Spanish. Cervantes and other literary figures lived in this neighborhood, although any remains of their homes have been largely wiped...More

1  Thank sssteveg
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went around as there was a restaurant I wanted to have a lunch. Not really sure why is this area soooo recommended. Haven't found anything special over there.

Thank michaelahr
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Unlike another reviewer I never felt unsafe in this area, nor did I see prostitues, although I didn't go out very late at night. Some great restaurants away from the plazas and most have lunch specials (menu del dia) for 8-10 euros. Our favourite being...More

3  Thank dalton1skiing
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I walked around the back streets here one night looking for a place to eat. Not only were we very disappointed at the quality of the restaurants (all set up for tourists and some with slightly pushy people outside to lure you...More

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Shops, bars, restaurants (cheap or fancy); this is the heart of Madrid. You can walk and you just don't even know how much you've been walking. Can get there by Metro (Tirso de Molina or Anton Martin Stations). Even by Gran Via, Callao, or Puerta...More

Thank Hernandez1697
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Barrio de Las Letras is a neighborhood with much to see. This starts with the Congress building, Calle de las Huertas and the Plaza de Santa Ana. One can find many old buildings with character in this area.

1  Thank BennyMalaga
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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
...More
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