When entering the Atocha Railway Station, you will probably marvel at its size. The structure is the largest railway station in Madrid. Both commuter and high speed trains offer service from this facility. If you will be traveling in and around the city, it would be a good idea to book a discount hotel in Madrid near Atocha Railway Station so as to be as close by as possible. The station was originally built in 1851, and unfortunately was almost totally destroyed by fire. Atocha Railway Station was rebuilt and then was again open for business in 1892. The old station was “retired” in 1992, and has been made into a new building with a wide public area.
Inside this concourse area, you will find a good sized and very lovely tropical garden, complete with turtles and fish. There are also many shops, restaurants, and a nightclub. Those who have taken the time to pre-book a budget hotel near Atocha Railway Station in Madrid will find plenty to do in this location besides catching the train.