Tucked behind the Paseo del Prado is Huertas, nicknamed "Neighborhood of Literature." Great literary figures from Madrid's Golden Age called Huertas home, including playwright Lope de Vega, whose house can still be visited. The neighborhood bears this literary heritage proudly, with its poetry-engraved streets and distinct bohemian flair. Narrow tree-lined Calle de Huertas is famed for its nighttime bar and jazz scene, notably Café Populart, which offers free jazz and blues concerts every night. The Barrio de las Letras is a historic Hemingway hangout: the Cervecería Alemana on Plaza Santa Ana and La Venencia on Calle Echegaray were some of the writer's favorite haunts.
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Getting Around Madrid
The best way to get around Madrid is by using the Metro and walking. From the Barajas airport, you can take the Metro from Terminal 2 or Terminal 4. Trains leave every 5 minutes between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Line 8 will take you to the center of Madrid and takes only 12 minutes. (http://www.gomadrid.com/transport/airport_options.html)
Nearby Airports
  • Madrid–Barajas Airport-MAD
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  • 25 Euro
Things to Do and See Near Huertas