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Atocha Station

atochastation Atocha Station, located just 10 minutes away from Prado Museum, is the main railroad center of the nation. However, unfortunately, the station is famous worldwide for the terrifying attack occurred on 11th March, 2004 when nearly 200 people were killed. This attack shocked the country and marked the history of this fantastic train station. On the upper floor of the station there is a memorial to the victims of this despicable act. OgoTours The station, opened in 1892, was designed by Alberto de Palacio who was pupil of Gustave Eiffel from whom he learnt to dominate iron structures. With the passage of time Madrid was growing and the station increased dramatically its passengers. This situation forced the Government to expand existing facilities on numerous occasions.

The biggest transformation undergone by Atocha Station took place in 1992 with the advent of the high-speed train (AVE). Between 1985 and 1992 the great architect Rafael Moneo designed a spectacular project: the old platforms were converted into a huge garden and a completely new station was built behind the old station. And if this were not enough, Rafael Moneo linked the metro station with Atocha and designed a new commuter train station. With this transformation Atocha Station entered directly in the 21th century.

Attention!

Don´t forget that AERO EXPRESS BUS connects directly Atocha Station with Madrid Barajas Airport (5€) in about 40 minutes.

Useful Information

Address: Glorieta Carlos V s/n
Passengers per year: 88 million people
Telephone: (+34) 902432343
Metro: Atocha Renfe (Line 1 and Cercanías RENFE)
Opening Hours: 05:00am – 01:00am
Services: Elevators, Baggage Room, Cafeteria, Restaurants, Shops, Tourist Information, Parking, ATM Machines, Rent a Car, Disabled Toilets, Police.

New measures to face COVID-19 and enjoy our tours with safety

SMALLER GROUPS
(MAX. 10 PEOPLE)

Our groups are now limited to 10 people, therefore it is required to book your spot in advance.

MANDATORY USE OF FACE MASK

Mandatory use of face masks for guides and customers. Following the Spanish legislation, the wearing of face masks in all public spaces is obligatory.

SOCIAL DISTANCING (2 METERS)

When available, we highly recommend to maintain 2-meters social distancing between all the participants of the tour.

HAND SANITIZER AVAILABLE

All our guides will be carrying hand sanitizer during the tour and it will be available during the whole route for you.

GUIDES EQUIPPED WITH VOICE AMPLIFIERS

You will hear the explanations perfectly, as your guide will be carrying a voice amplifier.

NO PAPER

You don´t need to print out your tour confirmation (just in case keep the email confirmation on your phone). Your name and last name will be enough for the guide to complete the check-in process.

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