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Estación de Atocha, Madrid, España.
Atocha Station, Madrid, Spain.


La Estación de Atocha es el mayor complejo ferroviario de la ciudad de Madrid y de España. En realidad no constituye una estación única, sino que a raíz de la reforma integral a la que fue sometida entre 1985 y 1992 se divide en tres estaciones: Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Atocha Cercanías y la estación de metro de la línea 1 de Atocha Renfe. Estos dos últimos elementos a su vez están integrados en un intercambiador de transportes que conecta con otras líneas de autobuses urbanos e interurbanos. De este modo constitituye un nodo fundamental en la red de transporte de la ciudad de Madrid, del área metropolitana y de la red ferroviaria de España en definitiva al ser punto de intercambio entre red de Metro, autobuses urbanos e interurbanos, taxis, trenes de Cercanías, de Media Distancia, de Larga Distancia y de Alta Velocidad.

Inaugurada en el siglo XIX, la estación es uno de los lugares más castizos de Madrid, siempre llena de multitud como la que despedía a los soldados que partían a la Guerra de África, escenario de obras como las de Galdós y películas como Kika, pero sobre todo escenario del acontecimiento clave en la historia española que fueron los atentados islamistas del 11-M en 2004 y su intensa respuesta popular.

De la estación en general es característica la yuxtaposición de la modernidad de sus constantes ampliaciones y el estilo decimonónico de su fachada o su atrio, ahora convertido en un húmedo invernadero para hacer cómoda la espera del viajero. Este jardín tropical cubierto abarca 4.000 m² y está poblado por más de 500 especies, entre ellas plantas carnívoras, acuáticas, peces de colores y sus famosos galá;pagos.

El edificio de la estación de Atocha, construido para la compañía ferroviaria MZA (Madrid a Zaragoza y Alicante), fue inaugurado el 9 de febrero de 1851 con el nombre de Estación de Mediodía (del Sur). Era la primera estación de ferrocarril de Madrid.

Un incendio destruyó gran parte de su estructura. En 1888 comienzan las obras de la nueva estación, bajo la dirección de Alberto de Palacio, un colaborador de Gustave Eiffel, las cuales duraron cuatro años. La nave tenía 152 m de largo, y 40 m de luz. La cubierta de hierro se construyó en Bélgica con el sistema de estructura rígida tipo De Dion. La estructura quedó cerrada por el extremo que da a la glorieta del Emperador Carlos V, en donde se halla la característica fachada. Está considerada una obra de arte de la arquitectura ferroviaria decimonónica.

La última ampliación y remodelación se realiza entre los años 1985 y 1992 (fecha en la que la antigua estación queda fuera de servicio) y es obra del arquitecto Rafael Moneo. El objetivo de la remodelación era cuadriplicar la capacidad de la estación creando un gran intercambiador que acogiera tanto trenes de cercanías y largo recorrido —entre ellos los trenes de alta velocidad a Sevilla—, como metro, autobuses y un aparcamiento. Los nuevos edificios fueron diseñados como una nueva terminal situada detrás de la antigua estación, con poca altura para que no compitiesen con aquella. El viejo edificio, ya sin andenes, fue convertido en un espacio comercial con tiendas, bares, la discoteca Ananda y un jardín tropical cubierto.

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Atocha Station (Estación de Atocha) is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains (Cercanías), intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Seville (Andalusia) and Barcelona (Catalonia). These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, Renfe.

The station was Madrid's first railway station. It was inaugurated on 9 February 1851 under the name Estación de Mediodía (Atocha-Mediodía is now the name of an area of the Arganzuela district, and means in old Spanish south).

After the building was largely destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1892. The architect for the replacement, in a wrought iron renewal style was Alberto de Palacio Elissagne, who collaborated with Gustave Eiffel.

This old building was taken out of service in 1992 and converted into a concourse with shops, cafés, a nightclub, and a 4,000 m² covered tropical garden. A modern terminal by Rafael Moneo, designed to serve the new AVE trains to Seville, was added to the complex.

The main lines end in the new terminal; commuter train platforms are located underground, at the ingress to a rail tunnel extending northward under the Paseo de la Castellana.

The station, located on the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, is served by two Madrid Metro stations, Atocha and Atocha Renfe. The latter was added when the new terminal building was constructed and is directly linked to the railway station.

The station was in the International Media because of the 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings.

On 10 June 2004 a virtual shrine was dedicated by the Spanish Minister of Transport. Visitors to the attacked stations can leave a hand silhouette and a message through special-purpose consoles.



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:iconcuthalionsilver79:
CuthalionSilver79 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Beautiful Madrid :heart:
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:iconsusanamas:
susanamas Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student Photographer
Fantástica fotografía!.... Parace otro mundo
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:iconlodeinart:
LodeinArt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Que pasada! =)
Me encanta esta esquinita de atocha.
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:iconjim-from-hell:
Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Amazing shot!!!!
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:iconelucit:
elucit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Great photo! It's a nice place in real life but pictured like this it looks like a whole other world.
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:iconladynerisse:
LadyNerisse Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Preciosa la foto, de verdad, me encanta.
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:icondevilisheart:
DevilisHeart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm gonna walk in this way one day. Oh Madrid ..
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:iconvikingangel:
VikingAngel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
featured your picture here [link]
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:icondxaphne:
dxaphne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
beautiful place
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:iconfiniteanarchy:
FiniteAnarchy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
I recently moved to Madrid and haven't seen this part of the station. Where in Atocha is it?
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   Photographer
Wow!
There are in the principal building, in the Old Station!
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Eixha Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
dios mio! soy de Madrid y nunca había visto esto! xD tengo que ir, es genial... parece como en una peli, que máaagico :D
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   Photographer
Jejeje, si, debes ir!! XD
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:iconraingarden:
Raingarden Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
That's a STATION? It really looks like a jungle! I want such a beautiful station here too... :D
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008   Photographer
Yes!! That's a station! :) Long time ago trains used to arrive to this Station, but now, is a great huge tropical garden!! :)
Where do you live?
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Raingarden Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
I live in a little village of 400 inhabitants in the north of Germany, 30km from Hamburg - big contrast to Madrid, here it looks more like that [link] . No station here, but the station in the next town is one of the most ugly stations in the world. :D
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Photographer
wooow!! :)
I wish to see more photos in your village!! :)
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:iconraingarden:
Raingarden Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I'll work on it. ;-) The village itself does not look that interesting, but the landscape around it is beautiful!
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:iconccooco:
ccooco Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
wooow!!! q preciosaaa!!! me encanta, has captado fenimenal el invernadero de la estación!

:clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Photographer
Hahahaha!!


Me alegra muchisimo que te guste!!! ;)
Eres de Madrid?
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:iconccooco:
ccooco Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
siiii, soy de madrid, y durante una é;poca tuve q andar mucho por ese invernadero, por eso te decía q lo has captado genial ;)
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Photographer
y por qué tuviste que andar por ahi? :P
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:iconccooco:
ccooco Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
jajajaja, pq estudio magisterio y tuve q hacer las prácticas en un cole de ahí al ladito ^^
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cmunilla Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Photographer
ahhhhhhh

Para profe!!!

Genial, como me gustaria ser profe! :D

"Aprende a enseñar, enseñando aprenderás :music:"



Saludos!! :D
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KingofdreaMers Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Strange atmosphere, excellent !
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   Photographer
Hehehe
Glad you like it!! Merci!! :D
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:iconmkng:
Mkng Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
La de veces que habré andado yo por ahi....

lo has captado todo genial en la foto ^^
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner May 20, 2008   Photographer
Hehehe, es un lugar realmente mágico :heart:
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:iconmkng:
Mkng Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
:)
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:iconincisler:
incisler Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
very very nice....:clap:
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Photographer
Thank you!!! :hug: :D
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:iconlicesbury:
LiCesbury Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
me gusta me gusta me gusta

y encima puedo decir: -"Yo he estado ahíiiiiiiii!" ^_______^
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cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Photographer
Jajaja
Muchisimas gracias!! :D

Y... qué opinión te llevaste de la ciudad más bonita del mundo?? xDDDD
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raspete Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here/aquí -->[link]
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008   Photographer
gracias!!
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Amazing place, wonderful shot! :heart:
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008   Photographer
:D :D
Thanks!!!! :D
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Fishstyx666 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Photographer
Wow. I love it ^^
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Photographer
Thank you!! :hug:
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:iconkingofdreamers:
KingofdreaMers Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Good shot !
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconkingofdreamers:
KingofdreaMers Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
You're welcome :)
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:iconmgsblade:
Mgsblade Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008   Photographer
the atmosphere looks amazing!
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008   Photographer
^^ :D
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:iconwindsfantasy:
Windsfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That looks like an wonderful place!
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008   Photographer
Yes, it's great! :D :D

:hug:
Greetings!
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Sidthebohemian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Looks like a beautiful place :clap:
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Photographer
Yes! It`s great!!
It`s Madrid :heart: :love:
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assameseinmumbai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Surreal...very nice...
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:iconcmunilla:
cmunilla Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Photographer
Thanks!!!!
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