Atocha Train Station, MadridAtocha Train Station, Madrid

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    This is a country famous spot Aug! Fun visit however!
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      Good description and tip for a unique visit!
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Walking like if you were in the middle of the jungle? No. You are at Atocha train station, Madrid's largest train station...

My experience, Explo description: 

Atocha was Madrid’s first railway station. It was inaugurated on 9 February 1851. At that time, the station was called "Estación de Mediodía" (it means "south" in old Spanish).

In 1892, the building was destroyed by fire. The station was then rebuilt in a wrought iron renewal style (architect : Alberto de Palacio Elissagne, who collaborated with Gustave Eiffel).

In 1992 the old building was converted into a concourse with shops, cafés, a nightclub, and a 4,000 m² covered tropical garden. A modern terminal by Rafael Moneo was also designed to serve the new AVE trains to Seville.

For those interested in trains, go to the platforms to check out the high speed and AVE trains !

If you stay in Madrid and travel around Spain, you are likely to go at Atocha train station, so take some time to visit it ! Atocha is really close to Madrid famous places such as the Prado, the Thyssen or Reina Sofia museums

My personal recommendations: 

Get a train to Toledo : it is about 20mn far from Madrid, ideal for a day trip !

How getting there: 

By metro (line 1) or train of course !

A tip to eat: 

Many places for eat in the station.

A tip to sleep: 

In Madrid why not ?

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long.

Visit duration: 

15mn.

Entry fees: 

Free.