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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  • My wife and I departed Atocha train station on the speed train to Seville and arrived back a week later from Córdoba. Atocha is impressive because of the tropical palm garden which enhances it. We.....  more »
  • This is Madrid's first rail station, built in 1851. It was replaced 40 years later. It was built from glass and wrought iron. Now, it houses an extraordinary indoor palm garden for travellers to...  more »
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