The area of Huertas only 5 minutes walk from Sol with Calle Huertas the centrepiece. Also known as the Barrio de las Letras (District of the Letters) for hosting such well-known writers Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina - lived during the 17th century. The area is located in the heart of the city. Full of small alleys filled with exquisite cafes, local live music and restaurants where you can find good priced cuisine and exotic drinks from all around the world.
Plaza de Santa Ana is the heart of the neighbourhood, where the famous Spanish Theater, and many cafes, beer gardens and terraces that occupy almost the whole square, one of the main meeting points of the city both local and foreign visitors. The city government has given Santa Ana a face lift in recent years, from seedy to posh. The streets radiating off Plaza de Santa Ana, are packed with Tapas bars and disco-pubs, popular as much among Spaniards as with an international crowd.
The eastern border of Huertas is Paseo del Prado, also known as Paseo de los Artes or "Boulevard of the Arts," which lies between the emblematic Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Atocha. The southern border is calle Atocha, which runs all the way from the train station to Plaza Mayor, and the northern border is Carrera de San Jerónimo, which ends at Puerta del Sol.