Estación del Arte (Madrid Metro)

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Estación del Arte
MetroMadridLogoSimplified.svg
Madrid Metro station
Atocha (2462561586).jpg
LocationCentro / Retiro, Madrid
Spain
Coordinates40°24′32″N 3°41′33″W / 40.4088513°N 3.6924845°W / 40.4088513; -3.6924845Coordinates: 40°24′32″N 3°41′33″W / 40.4088513°N 3.6924845°W / 40.4088513; -3.6924845
Owned byCRTM
Operated byCRTM
Other information
Fare zoneA
History
Opened26 December 1921 (1921-12-26)
Services
Preceding station   Madrid Metro   Following station
Line 1
toward Valdecarros
Location
Estación del Arte is located in Madrid
Estación del Arte
Estación del Arte
Location within Madrid

Estación del Arte (formerly Atocha) is a station on Line 1 of the Madrid Metro and is located in Fare Zone A.[1] It was opened to the public on 26 December, 1926.[2] The station is located beneath Charles V plaza, less than 500 meters from the Madrid Atocha railway station which serves commuter and long-distance trains. It is the nearest Metro station to the Paseo del Prado. It is located between the neighborhoods of Embajadores (Centro), Jerónimos (Retiro) and Atocha (Arganzuela).

The station was originally named Atocha after the street on which it is located. On December 1, 2018, its name was changed to Estación del Arte (Art Station),[3] which reflects is proximity to multiple museums, including the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. The name change also avoids confusion with the larger neighboring Madrid Atocha station, which is located on the same Metro line and also serves commuter and long-distance trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stations". Travel in the Metro. Madrid Metro. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ Moya, Aurora. Metro de Madrid, 1919–2009. Noventa años de historia. Madrid, Spain. p. 470-471. ISBN 978-84-613-6154-0.
  3. ^ "The Regional Government of Madrid changes the name of Metropolitano Station to Vicente Aleixandre and Atocha Station to Estación del Arte". Metro de Madrid. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.