Planning a trip to Madrid?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Railway Station

(Estación de Madrid-Puerta de Atocha)
Train Station and General Entertainment
Atocha, Madrid
  • David
    "Extremely convenient way to travel in Spain."(5 Tips)
    Erwin V.
    "Beautiful station with a relaxing botanical garden inside."(13 Tips)
    Arsentii D.
    "tropical garden with a lot of turtles"(4 Tips)
    Jason S.
    "Los Tortugas!"(3 Tips)
608 Tips and reviews
  • gardens
  • spain
  • spacious
  • coffee
  • monuments
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Recent
  • Popular
  • Omar a.
    Clean and organized and always on time!
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkJune 9
    Turtles! Check out their cool little pond, and make a friend.
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkJune 9
    It can be hard to find the cab stand due to the poor signage. Go all the way up to street level, through the parking lot, and to the left.
  • Abed A.
    Easy access Comfortable Hall
  • Amir K.
    Very crowded and complicated train station.
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima Al HashimiDecember 24, 2016
    Best spot to get a rental car.
  • Aidu F.
    Aidu FDecember 10, 2016
    Lovely station. Direct train to airport available. Free if you have a Renfe ticket. Just ask readily available officer at the machine how to get one.
  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy FotojimDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    slow Renfe agent services. Very Expensive train ticket.
  • ApostolisM
    ApostolisMNovember 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Crowded!! Find your way on time!
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenNovember 21, 2016
    It's forbidden to leave your turtles in the indoor lagoon...
  • Pettran
    PettranOctober 18, 2016
    Beautiful, efficient train station 👍🏼 Buy tickets in advance if possible, the lines can be long.. You will pass security for instance, think "airport" when calculating the time needed!
    Upvoted May 28
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TydemanSeptember 20, 2016
    Check out the terrapin pool if you have time
  • Sandra K.
    Sandra KeceSeptember 18, 2016
    Lovely shops, restaurants and bars. Watch the TV monitors to find out what track your AVE train comes in, it is not on your ticket.
  • Kira A.
    Kira AguilarAugust 20, 2016
    Big train station. Metro closed till Nov 2016. Use the "cercanias" service. Slow but useful
  • Vic V.
    Vic VerdonckAugust 16, 2016
    Great for cooling down
  • John
    JohnJune 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Good gardens inside the building
  • Pedro N.
    Pedro NunesMay 15, 2016
    Trains in Spain arrive and leave on scheduled time. Departure trains close the access 2 min before scheduled time. Don't be a lazy ass like me and arrive at least 30 minutes early, no refunds if late.
  • Torben Hvolmgaard S.
    Station among others for the fast train: Renfe Ave (arrival is brilliantly located separately from the departure). With good sign it's easy to navigate.
  • Elsa D.
    Elsa De OtroMarch 28, 2016
    Cuidado muchos ladrones! Take care! Pick pockets in and Out side!
  • Karim
    KarimMarch 20, 2016
    Hard to find your way to your platform if you do not know Spanish. Not everyone speaks english in renfe customer service.
  • Dinos R.
    Dinos RadisMarch 12, 2016
    Please, better, easier to read signs, IN ENGLISH!!!!
  • Zac N.
    Zac NFebruary 22, 2016
    Good food options
  • Finn B.
    Finn BFebruary 11, 2016
    Not the typical kind of a train station...
  • David U.
    David UlateJanuary 23, 2016
    Gardens and restaurants!
  • It's S.
    It's ShaikhaJanuary 8, 2016
    From Barcelona to here 🚄
  • Alžběta L.
    Alžběta LaňováDecember 5, 2015
    Find the jungle and turtles inside 🐢🌱
  • Masha K.
    Masha KroupskiOctober 4, 2015
    a great looking place. lots of turtles in the pond, and lots of weird esoteric stalls in the jungle.
  • Miha S.
    Miha StražišarSeptember 25, 2015
    Botanic garden inside
  • Alisa S.
    Alisa S.September 25, 2015
    Fast trains to Valencia (1:50 hours)
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsSeptember 25, 2015
    Little vegetarian food options after security. Pretty disappointing.
  • Александр Д.
    Very very beautiful railway station
  • Magnus J.
    Magnus JernSeptember 1, 2015
    Love the gardens in the main hall. Food and service is a bit disappointing though.
  • Alaa A.
    Alaa AlaqilyAugust 21, 2015
    They offered shops and restaurants... The place is really beautiful and the garden there so can see the turtles ...
  • Ioannis P.
    Ioannis PapapetrouAugust 14, 2015
    Really beautiful!!
  • Raffaele G.
    Raffaele GricinellaAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great station. Very functional and efficient
  • Alipe
    AlipeJune 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi pleaseeee!!!😤😩
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁May 29, 2015
    Beautiful views & great set-up
  • Krij C.
    Krij CerenoMay 26, 2015
    Botanical garden with water turtles inside a train station, woahh!
  • Irene G.
    Irene GazpachoApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Too crazy for my taste. Two different floors, poor food offer (6.5€ for a Spanish omelette sandwich) and a bunch of people swarming around all lost. But the turtles are very cute.
  • Marjorie C.
    Marjorie Cruz SilvaMarch 31, 2015
    Atocha Ave
  • Michael S.
    Michael ScharfMarch 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Very big and nice station. If you want to go to Barcelona or Sevilla just take the AVE and in 2-3h you are at your village/ city/ town.
  • MJ L.
    MJ LeeMarch 30, 2015
    Restroom costs you. Be prepared.
  • Ayda H.
    Ayda HMarch 28, 2015
    let´s do some work soryy madrid i don´t have much time to do sightseeing next timee on my way to valencia my beautifull cityyyyyy
  • Evan W.
    Evan WeinmanMarch 22, 2015
    A huge port that connects you to all parts of Madrid and different parts of Spain. Clean and easy to navigate.
  • John G.
    John GaltMarch 17, 2015
    Very beautiful railway station like orangery
  • Erwin V.
    Erwin VanheckeFebruary 28, 2015
    Beautiful station with a relaxing botanical garden inside.
  • Akin P.
    Akin PasinlerFebruary 20, 2015
    Becarefull to taxi drivers
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilvermanFebruary 20, 2015
    Los Tortugas! 🐢🐢🐢
  • Renee K.
    Renee KoppelmansFebruary 1, 2015
    A bit confusing how to get to the right railway section and the roof in the main area is leaking so watch out that it doesn't drip on your head!
  • Sissi G.
    Sissi GriffinDecember 20, 2014
    Exotic garden inside the main hall! And there are really a lot of turtles in the water!
  • Leo D.
    Leo De W8erDecember 12, 2014
    Beautiful botanical garden inside the train station. Don't forget the turtles.
  • Tatee H.
    Tatee HassanNovember 28, 2014
    Get the city map, metro map from the information center. Taxis are plenty but be careful. The taxi driver I got was not honest. Short changed me and when asked for the difference, just drove off.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LuNovember 6, 2014
    Nice architecture. But the reservation process was sooo slow. We waited about an hour and half to get our ticket to Barcelona.
  • Andre H.
    Andre HeethuisOctober 29, 2014
    After they rebuild the toilets all is good and from a high standard
  • Kubuś S.
    Kubuś Samo ZłoOctober 26, 2014
    Lovely palms!
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzSeptember 29, 2014
    Renfe... Where do I begin... In short- i would rather drive. Expensive, no info, rude customer service
  • Matthias
    MatthiasSeptember 11, 2014
    Automated luggage storage located behind Aviary. After inserting your bags, you pay for the first day and get a coded ticket. There is a security guard with a security scanner for added protection.
  • Arsentii D.
    Arsentii DadashevSeptember 3, 2014
    Even if u don't go out of Madrid visit this station for enjoy tropical garden with a lot of turtles
  • David
    DavidAugust 26, 2014
    A lot of space. Very well organized. Extremely convenient way to travel in Spain.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 26, 2014
    Curiously, the original train shed has been turned into a gorgeous indoor park-like space. Worth giving yourself ten minutes to appreciate if pushing through.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 25, 2014
    The ticket machines do not seem to accept US credit cards. Prepare to wait on line an hour to buy same-day tickets. Get a number for advance ticket sales: the wait for those is even longer.
  • Alistair
    AlistairJuly 8, 2014
    Have a look at the turtles and tropical garden in the old train shed.
  • Anna E.
    Anna EvsyukovaMay 20, 2014
    Alwais big lines for tickets, just use machines, they are multilinguistic. Although sometimes certain trains are not available through the machines.
  • Tim
    TimFebruary 24, 2014
    Now I see why people talk about the turtles! An unexpected find in station
  • José P.
    José ParejaLacortJanuary 7, 2014
    Let's go...........
  • Jorge S.
    Jorge Serra CasesDecember 31, 2013
  • shuran W.
    shuran WangOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There is an ok size TBS. A lot of turtles. Haha.
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LozanoOctober 13, 2013
    30 years old Spanish Tamgo
  • Shaheen A.
    Shaheen AlkhudhariOctober 11, 2013
    Car rental offices are in the 3rd floor above the metro station side.
  • zahra n.
    zahra nur a.kOctober 6, 2013
    The most hectic train station in Spain. Everything is on scheduled. There are two kind of lines of making seat reservation. Unfortunately, English is still uncapable here. Spanish is everywhere. :(
  • Legna
    LegnaSeptember 29, 2013
    Rumbo a Sevilla.
  • Néstor S.
    Néstor Suárez (NESUA)September 15, 2013
    Tortugas!! / Turtles!!!
  • Elena R.
    Elena RassolenkoAugust 14, 2013
    Indeed, there is small Zoo with turtles in the centre of waiting area.
  • Stas S.
    Stas StanislavJuly 7, 2013
    Stupid staff. Stupid renfe. Huge queues
  • Joseba C.
    Joseba CortazarJune 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Let's Go Córdoba!
  • Antonio D.
    Antonio DelgadoJune 21, 2013
    Hard to find a seat while you wait. Dificil encontrar asiento mientras esperas.
  • Yanal A.
    Yanal AltidokaJune 5, 2013
    Sweet station, BCN to Madrid 3 hours, close to city center
  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy FotojimMay 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    International travels are and have still low-priority business in Atocha ! This sucks ! Be ready to wait for ages to reach the desk and speak to an agent!
  • Calcetines U.
    Go to Murcia!!
  • Luis P.
    Luis PortelaApril 27, 2013
    Dele Wi-Fi on the street :)
  • Robbie M.
    Robbie MartinusJune 26, 2012
    Check out Spanish turtles inside the station!
  • Robbie M.
    Robbie MartinusJune 18, 2012
    Free wi fi
  • David D.
    David DeanMay 21, 2012
    Look out for the terrapins
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonApril 5, 2012
    After a fire destroyed much of this station in the 1890s, architect Alberto de Palacio Elissagne collaborated with Gustave Eiffel to build the new structure with the wrought iron renewal style.
    Upvoted May 28
  • Neumatop - Neumaticos online
  • Alejandro F.
    Alejandro FernandezMarch 15, 2012
    Free wifi with €4 consumption at La Barrila
  • Adrián G.
    Adrián GutiérrezFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Twitter: @aguti14
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenNovember 14, 2011
    Big station and quite confusing. The big old trainshed garden is very nice but the platform areas aren't.
  • P. W.
    P. WarnkeNovember 12, 2011
    Ticket Atocha. Alcala. 2.80EUR
  • The Spanish Flavor G.
    Dont miss the special floor design for handicap people.
  • I Wanna Go There
    I Wanna Go ThereAugust 4, 2011
    This is the main train station in Madrid. Catch a train to the main cities in Spain. You can ride the fastest train Europe.There is also a AMAZING botanic garden to relax the time you are waiting. Read more
    Upvoted May 28
  • Francisco Manuel S.
    Go home...
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LMay 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come here and ride.the train. You won't regret it.
  • nca j.
    nca jpMay 15, 2011
  • Mark B.
    Mark BApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    That running into the wall thing really does work! Just bumped into Hagrid - nice guy.
  • Gavin M.
    Gavin MayMarch 11, 2011
    Get here early if buying your ticket - queues are long and slow.
  • Marco P.
    Marco PanicoFebruary 23, 2011
    I did not believe, parrots and turtles beetwen the travelers
  • Sebas F.
    Sebas FleischhackerJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    My GPRS works faster than Wifi. Great Job Telefónica !
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.November 21, 2010
    Beautiful station.
  • Rush M.
    Rush MuradNovember 14, 2010
    The train depart on the dot. Very efficient. From Malaysia with LOVE!
  • Dmitry G.
    Аточа @ Atocha
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Ana L.
    Ana L.June 19
    Metrô dentro da estação. Atenção com o horário, pois há fila para raio-x nas viagens de trem. Há máquinas disponíveis para compra de passagens, fácil de manusear.Trens para Toledo no térreo.
  • Maria Bernadete P.
    Estação de trem muito bonita e organizada, integrada com o metro facilita o transporte das pessoas na Espanha e entre os países europeus.
  • Marcelo G.
    Lo que yo he usado como srrvicio, el tren AVE
  • Sergete
    SergeteMarch 13
    Se está quedando pequeña la 'zona de embarque'
  • Igor D.
    Ein Muß in Madrid. Von hier aus fahren die Schnellzüge in den Süden und ein super botanischer Garten. Von hier aus kann man gut zum Reina Sophia oder zur Casa Encendida gehen.
  • Luis G.
    Luis GarcíaFebruary 25
    Been here 10+ times
    Allá donde se cruzan los caminos..
  • Rolando Ando/chefcito
    Al principio es algo confuso y más porque todos los boletos los pagas e imprimes en maquinas, pero es facil cuando pasas el primer intento y viaje por esta estación inmensa e interesante de trenes!
  • Nacho A.
    De las mejores del mundo
  • Valentín C.
    Una estación preciosa!
  • Guillermo G.
    Guillermo Gil-DelgadoJanuary 11
    Been here 25+ times
    La estacion dispone de cuarto de baño de pago. Cuestan 60 centimos, un poco caro pero estan impecables
  • Pedro L.
    Pedro LlanasJanuary 10
    Preciosa y muy bien comunicada.
  • Pao C.
    Pao CanepaDecember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Mi estación favorita de todo el mundo!
  • Gökhan
    GökhanDecember 23, 2016
    Toledoya gitmek isterseniz Renfe isimli trene bineceksiniz bilet gişesi tren girişinin solunuzda kalicak biraz ilerinden 2 kere sağda umarım anlatabilmişimdir
  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy FotojimNovember 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    La gestion de la empresa Renfe es pesima...
  • Enrique G.
    Enrique González LlanoOctober 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Igual soy el único que encontró la entrada a la zona de salida de la planta baja a la 3ª pero ahora fijandome en las indicaciones constato que está muy mal indicado :/
  • Serkan E.
    Serkan ERdoğrulOctober 9, 2016
    Botanik bahçesi olan tren istasyonu
  • Alex K.
    Alex KoriakinOctober 3, 2016
    Если Вы прибыли на поезде Renfe, то городские поезда этой же фирмы для Вас бесплатны! Только при предъявлении билета естественно! :)
  • Borga T.
    Borga TanselSeptember 26, 2016
    Burası tren garıysa, Türkiye'dekiler ne?
  • Vivis L.
    Vivis Leal MontañoSeptember 1, 2016
    Enorme estación! Aprovechada con un pequeño invernadero en su interior. Hacen falta lugares para sentarse en la zona del renfe
  • Mauro R.
    Mauro RenanJuly 30, 2016
    Muito bacana... Vamos de trem bala de Madrid a Barcelona... Achei caro, mas vamos lá!
  • Abel M.
    Abel MartinezJuly 12, 2016
    El microclima tropical para pasear es algo que debes probar
  • Abigail G.
    Abigail GonzálezJune 25, 2016
    Esta de lujo 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  • Pipe H.
    Pipe HerreraJune 20, 2016
    Si vas a comprar boleto de renfe o vas con tiempo o con mucha paciencia porque la fila es larga. Estación base en Madrid y bien comunicada.
  • Fernando O.
    Fernando OrtuñoMay 15, 2016
    Una belleza de estación
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GutierrezApril 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Viajar en tren y llegar al centro de Madrid no tiene precio :)
  • Alejandro G.
    Tenemos uno de los mejores transportes públicos del mundo. ¡Viva España!
  • David S.
    David SaezMarch 27, 2016
    No esta bien tener que pagar 1euro para ir al baño...
  • Fran G.
    Fran GarcíaMarch 18, 2016
    Epicentro de la red ferroviaria española. El AVE lo mejor para viajar a Madrid desde Alicante!
  • Tuba A.
    Tuba AyataMarch 14, 2016
    Bir istasyonun bu kadar güzel oluşu...
  • Mauro A.
    Mauro AndrésMarch 8, 2016
    Laberíntica estación en la que puedes realizar cualquier viaje y/o compra. Tiene muchos cajeros de bancos para sacar dinero.
  • Guilherme F.
    Guilherme FariasMarch 4, 2016
    Estação muito bonita. Só tome cuidado com taxistas não credenciados que ficam na porta abordando as pessoas. Fique na fila como todo mundo, pois é mais seguro.
  • Naz O.
    Naz OrtegaJanuary 10, 2016
    ...buscando al Santo Niñito.
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo G.January 3, 2016
    Estación sin más. Lo único bueno es el jardín interior ese con tortugas, pero es hasta incomodo sentarse por ahí.
  • Fer M.
    Fer MachadoDecember 27, 2015
    Aunque no tengas que coger ningún tren, merece la pena ir a verla.
  • Antonio F.
    Antonio FiguerasDecember 25, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Atocha ... Qué vamos a decir que no se vaya dicho o escrito sobre ella! Jajajaja
  • Jordi T.
    Jordi TorrejonDecember 24, 2015
    Un Jardin tropical en una estacion de tren, sin palabras
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezDecember 13, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    El control de acceso funciona muy rápido.
  • Thibault M.
    Thibault MilanDecember 2, 2015
    La serre dans la gare c'est juste énorme. Ne loupez pas les tortues ! Par contre oubliez le Wifi, a part au resto dans la serre mais pas top
  • Fran U.
    Fran UrbanoNovember 29, 2015
    Siéntate en el parque y medita...
  • Kisusitai 🚀
    Kisusitai 🚀November 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Curiosas medidas de seguridad para acceder al Ave. Tienes que pasar la chaqueta/abrigo por el escáner (no importa la temperatura en el control, hoy hacía frío) pero nadie comprueba quien eres.
  • Isabel V.
    Isabel ValeroNovember 17, 2015
    El laguito con tortugas es precioso. Merece la pena entrar a ver el edificio.
  • Eren U.
    Eren UtkanNovember 16, 2015
    Madrid'in Ana Tren Garı ve şehirlerarası tren istasyonu, evet güzel ama asıl olan içindeki devasa botanik bahçesi, süper güzel ve bu güzel binasında çok hoş.😎
  • Maitia
    MaitiaNovember 12, 2015
    El AVE! Buenos días.
  • Danny B.
    Danny Barbery MontoyaNovember 10, 2015
    Siempre tienes que estar a tiempo. Cualquier cosa puedes comprar los boletos de forma fácil y sencilla.
  • Ana M.
    Ana M.November 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Muy bonita
  • Marta V.
    Marta Villalibre VicenteNovember 4, 2015
    Me encanta
  • patricia m.
    patricia martinNovember 2, 2015
    Las tortugas, los baños de 50 cent...
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LCOctober 30, 2015
    Me gusta llegar a Madrid x aquí
  • Jaqueline X.
    Jaqueline XavierOctober 26, 2015
    Muito bonita e funcional. A viagem de trem foi ótima.
  • Rafa E.
    Rafa EscañoOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Centro neurálgico de trenes en Madrid. Disfruta de su parque interior, sus miles de tortugas o sus tiendas mientras esperas el tren.
  • Sergey Y.
    Sergey YakovlevOctober 23, 2015
    Один из самых неудобных вокзалов, если честно. За кафа и магазинами навигация незаметна. Плюс в момент покупки билетов сломался один из залов продажи, что вызвало просто неимоверный коллапс.
  • Alba S.
    Enorme estación y mucho calor!
  • Juan Pedro G.
    Juan Pedro GarciaSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Visitar el jardín y las tortugas. Exposiciones en el jardín.
  • Anita M.
    Anita MartinSeptember 20, 2015
    Esta muy bien comunicada, limpia, con mucha variedad de restaurantes, bares y tiendas de todo tipo!
  • LU N. Philosophy M.
    A las 9 el ave que cansaditas estamos mi mami es un hacha te quiero mama mucho
  • Priscilla B.
    Priscilla BulnesSeptember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    La estación de tren en Europa que conecta con más destinos, fácil de ubicarte y de usar. Un vivero enorme y tortugas viven en su interior. Una belleza!
  • Serkan
    SerkanAugust 30, 2015
    Madrid'in tren isstasyonu. İçinde botanik parkı barındırıyor. Mimari açıdan görülmeye değer.
  • Rafael R.
    Rafael RiosAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Las tortugas molan!
  • Victor C.
    Victor CuervoAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    No te pierdas el jardín en la antigua estación.
  • Pa S.
    Pa SuárezAugust 25, 2015
    Siempre que se va, se hace con alegría! Buen viaje!
  • Xavier G.
    Xavier G.JarretaAugust 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lo mejor la recepción, lo demas... Una estación de tren!
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo Montes BeobideAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    La principal de Madrid
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MartiniAugust 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Siempre llena de gente entrando y saliendo, de paso, llegando o partiendo...
  • Emilio G.
    Emilio GuerraAugust 15, 2015
    Remodelada parece aeropuerto. Me gustaba mas antes
  • Benita H.
    Benita HasemberAugust 12, 2015
    Deberían hacer algo con las tortugas y señalizar mejor las áreas de salidas y llegadas, me parece una estación muy caótica
5,528 Photos

Related Searches

  • madrid-puerta de atocha railway station madrid
  • madrid-puerta de atocha railway station madrid photos
  • madrid-puerta de atocha railway station madrid location
  • madrid-puerta de atocha railway station madrid address
  • madrid-puerta de atocha railway station madrid
  • antigua estacion de atocha madrid
  • atocha madrid
  • atocha estación ave madrid
  • atocha renfe madrid
  • atocha renfe l1 madrid
  • atocha renfe l5 madrid
  • atochación madrid
  • ave puerta de atocha madrid
  • ave - puerta de atocha madrid
  • ave atocha madrid
  • madrid-puerta de atocha railway station atocha madrid

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF