Plaza de Santa Ana is one of Madrid’s most lively and vibrant areas, with hundreds of tapas bars, terraces, pubs, restaurants and Irish bars that attract both locals and tourist alike. Together with the nearby small streets they make up the Huertas district, which is a relatively small and cozy area. Located at walking distance of Madrid’s most popular museums, it’s an ideal location to stay while being in Madrid. On all sides around the square you can find theaters, hotels or statues which signal the long history of the square and the city itself. The Teatro Español dominates the east side, while the impressive Reina Victoria Hotel dominates the west side of the square with its impressive architecture and looks. The statues that can be found in the middle of the square are of famous Spanish individuals, who all played a role during the Spanish Civil War or before. Nowadays, the square area is host to many bars, cafeterias, restaurants and other places where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or dine in the open air. Perfect to sit and watch by-passers, or spend the night enjoying a refreshing alcoholic beverage. Although it has many touristic features, many Spanish families live in this area which means it still maintains its classical Spanish radiance. It combines the best of both worlds.