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Connoisseur’s Guide to St. Anna Square

Written by Aksel Ritenis

santa-ana1Mayor and the Puerta del Sol. It is also possible to walk to Madrid’s main museums from here, making this area an ideal location to stay in the city.

The square was originally the site of the Convent of Santa Ana, founded in 1586 but demolished during the reign of José Bonaparte (Napoleon’s brother), in 1810. In its place, the Plaza was created around 1848.

On its east side, the “Teatro Español” may be found, whose origins go back to 1583, although the current building was constructed in 1849 after the first, an open air theatre, was burnt down. In this theatre Spain’s most important writers have seen their works acted out on stage.

About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Axel is the Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine "for the Finer Things in Life" and has been the custodian of the magazine for over 10 years and leader of a team of freelance Journalists and Community Members who continue to make it all happen!-Join the Team at Connoisseur Magazine!

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