- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
To see the memorial to the 2004 March 11 bomb victims, go to the Cercanías-local trains- section of the station.
- Made of steel and glass, this fine old railway station building was designed by the Basque architect, Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, who was also responsible for the Palacio de Cristal in Retiro Park. It has been stylishly converted into tropical gardens under glass with an elegant first-floor restaurant. There's a permanent display of sculpture in the hall that leads to the new station. In summer you can visit the popular terrace-bar that's set up outside. It was built in 1892 for the Rothschilds who controlled the development of the railways at that time. Admission: free.
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