Plaza de Santa Ana: There are mainly statues of Teatro Espa & _1; ol, famous Spanish playwright Calderon, poet and playwright Garcia Lorca. Calderon de la Barca: From 1600 to 1681, famous plays included Life as a Dream, The Mayor of Zalaya, The Reclusive Lady and The Fidelity Prince. Garcia Lorca (Federico): From 1898 to 1936, famous poetry collections included Gypsy Ballads, Deep Songs, New York, Dramas such as Marriage by Blood, Yelma, and Bernarda Alva House. After the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the statue on the square was killed by Fascists. It was very meaningful to release the pigeons of peace from their hands. Santa Ana Square is one of Madrid's must-see attractions. The photographs are: Spanish Theatre, Calderon Statue, Garcia Lorca Statue, and the buildings opposite the Spanish Theatre are very distinctive (the pros and cons are different, compare).
Plazas are awesome and I don't know why we don't have more in the U.S. (but we should). Check out this plaza near Puerta del Sol for drinks or even dinner. It's one of the prettiest in Madrid and has great bars and restaurants in every direction. Another option for the evening is to make like the locals and wait for the beer vendors to come around carrying plastic bags and grab a beer for 1 euro then drink in packs down the side streets. The plaza is also a good spot to meet before heading down the bar filled street, calle huertas.
It is a nice place to sit, very popular at night due to the multiple bars and clubs in the area. The hotel has a rooftop bar which has good views.
20 mn walking distance. Any place around is nice for an outdoor dinner. Café Central for Live Jazz concerts
Best terrazas in Madrid. A delight on summer nights