April 3, 2009

Visiting Atocha Train Station

Since I am here in Madrid this week I am taking the opportunity to stop by the Atocha train station since it is so close by where I am staying. You can learn more about the station in Wikipwdia. More photos here...


The station is a beautiful structure.


The interior plaza includes a tropical garden that is warm all year round. A relatively peaceful place to rest while waiting for your train to depart.


Access to the suburban trains (Cercanias).


Trains  come and go pretty regularly.

I stopped by the monument to the victims of the 2004 Train Bombings. A very quiet place to thing amongst all that never-ending flood of people that circulate through this station. You can read more about what happened here at Wikipedia.