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Estacion de Atocha, Spain

From series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Year: 1892.

The unique railway station that unites both traditional and modern styles is situated in Madrid and called Estacion de Atocha. In 1992 at the historic station was opened a new terminal. It was decorated with exotic plants. This place is at the same level with the best Botanic Gardens of the Earth. There you will see a lot of tall slim palms, exotic plants and flowers, the wonderful pool of tortoises.

Estacion de Atocha, Spain In this wonderful zone you can wait for the train. Choose the bench and adore the view. The new terminal resembles the modern shopping centre. Several years ago there were opened a number of cafes and restaurants, even the stylish nightclub. The railway station Estacion de Atocha is the biggest in the country. It was built in 1892. The station has 13 platforms and 24 lanes.

The main place of interest at the station is the tropical garden. The history of its appearance is very interesting. Today you will see there more than seven thousand plants, a great collection of tortoises and fish, brought by locals. For last years the station has been a place for thematic exhibitions and trade fairs. Next - Union Station


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Estacion de Atocha - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Oficina Banco Santander' located in 0.15 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'GOLDCAR Madrid Atocha' is located in 0.17 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: '1a Parada' in 0.31 km
Supermarket: 'Hong Lian Chen' in 0.19 km
Parking: 'Parking Saba - Estación Madrid Puerta de Atocha' in 0.08 km
Apotheek: 'FarmAtocha' in 0.05 km
Police station: 'Comisaría de Distrito Madrid Retiro' in 0.65 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'SAMARKANDA' in 0.03 km
Railway station: 'Madrid Atocha Railway Station' in 0.06 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Barajas Airport MAD - in 12 km
 »  Madrid-Torrejon Airport TOJ - in 21 km
 »  Matacan Airport SLM - in 163 km
 »  Valladolid Airport VLL - in 173 km
 »  Burgos Airport RGS - in 216 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Estacion de Atocha

Village Atocha Apartments

Located in 0 km from Estacion de Atocha
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Rooms: 6
All heated accommodation have a living room with a flat-screen TV. Studios have 2 double beds. Apartments have 2 double sofa beds and a bedroom with … More: photo, rates and booking
Way Hostel Madrid

Located in 1 km from Estacion de Atocha
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Rooms: 10
Each dorm at Way Hostel Madrid has heating and a shared bathroom. Décor is inspired by some of Madrid's famous singers and artists. You can make use … More: photo, rates and booking
Village Suites

Located in 2 km from Estacion de Atocha
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Rooms: 5
Each well-equipped studio and apartment at Village Suites has simple décor with colourful finishes. There is a living room with a dining area, and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Village Apartments Avenida America

Located in 3 km from Estacion de Atocha
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Rooms: 6
Brightly coloured finishes combine with parquet floors and wooden furnishings. Each apartment has a lounge area with a TV, and a kitchen with a hob, … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Estacion de Atocha - Madrid

If you belong to the kind of tourists for whom active rest among snow and ice is nicer than beach tours to Spain, you will surely like the ski complexes of the capital of the country. In the vicinity of the city you will find several well-equipped places offering fun on the mountain slopes and admire the snow-capped peaks. Moreover, here in Madrid, you will find the Madrid SnowZone center, open all year round for snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts. Equally interesting are Parques Aventura Amazonia and De Pino a Pino adventure parks, where visitors are invited to perform many breathtaking jumps and descents, as well as to overcome interesting routes with obstacles, located also on the tops of trees. Water lovers will certainly be interested in aqua parks Aquopolis, equipped with large pools with artificial waves, water slides and attractions.

Madrid will provide its inhabitants and guests with entertainment for all tastes: golf, exciting paintball, ice games or flying over the capital on paragliders and balloons all this will definitely not leave the guests indifferent to the capital and will allow you to spend your vacation actively, most interestingly and cheerfully. The most popular city attraction among the locals and tourists is the funicular Teleférico. Your journey will start in the vicinity of Arguelles subway station. Crossing the best sights of the old part of the city, you will find yourself in the huge park of Casa de Campo, which is famous for its zoo and recreation area. The cost for one way is only 4,20 Euros, round-trip is 5,90 Euros.
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