Estacion de Atocha, Madrid

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Step inside the grand Estacion de Atocha, Madrid’s largest, and discover its unusual garden, an indoor oasis with tropical plants a tortoise pond. On the concourse, look for the two large bronze sculptures made by well-known Madrid artist Antonio Lopez, "Dia" and “Noche.” You can also leave a message at the virtual shrine, part of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Madrid train bombings. The station has many cafes and restaurants and numerous shops to browse. Make Estacion de Atocha a centerpiece of your Madrid vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Madrid trip planner.
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  • The station is wide and beautiful, was undoubtedly a highlight of my trip. It's well organized and easy to find inside.
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  • very modern, well organized, and comfortable train station. Security seems OK and there are many stores and restaurants available inside  more »
  • a beautiful season inside and out with important links to the Centre of Europe. recommend to visit
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