Atocha (Madrid)

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Atocha
Ward of Madrid
Front view of Atocha Station at Plaza del Emperador Carlos V (Emperor Charles V Square)
Front view of Atocha Station at Plaza del Emperador Carlos V (Emperor Charles V Square)
Location of Atocha
Country Spain Spain
Aut. community Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg Madrid
Municipality Escudo de Madrid.png Madrid
District Coats of arms of None.svg Arganzuela

Atocha is a central ward (barrio) of Madrid belonging to the district of Arganzuela.

Geography[edit]

Located in the middle of Madrid, the ward is formed by a strip between the avenue Calle de Méndez Álvaro (south-west), and the north-eastern area of Madrid Atocha railway station, that occupies great part of its territory. The northern border is at the square Plaza del Emperador Carlos V and the southern one in the avenue Calle de Pedro Bosch.

Atocha borders with the districts of Centro (north), Retiro (north-east), Puente de Vallecas (south) and with the Arganzuelan wards of Palos de Moguer, Las Delicias and Legazpi.[1]

Transport[edit]

Home of Madrid Atocha, the main railway station of the city, the ward is also served by the Metro lines 1 (at Atocha and Atocha RENFE stations), 6 (at Méndez Álvaro station) and by several lines of a commuter rail network named Cercanías Madrid.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arganzuela district map
  2. ^ Serving Madrid Atocha and Madrid Méndez Álvaro stations: see map

External links[edit]

Media related to Atocha at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°24′2.95″N 3°41′1.25″W / 40.4008194°N 3.6836806°W / 40.4008194; -3.6836806