Pacífico Power Plant, Madrid

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Exterior of the Nave de motores de Pacífico
Diesel generators in the Motores de Pacifico building

The old Pacífico Power Plant (Spanish: Nave de motores de Pacífico) is a former power station belonging to the Madrid Metro. On April 11, 2013, the Directorate General of Historical Heritage of the Community of Madrid declared it a Bien de Interés Cultural.[1] It is known by the name of its most important components, three massive diesel ship engines, and the Pacífico Metro station nearby.

Built in the 1920s, the Nave de motores de Pacífico was an active electric power station until the 1950s.[2] It is now an exhibition and event space.[2] Its architect was Antonio Palacios.[3]

At present it is, along with Chamberí station, which is over 5 km away, one of the two sites of Platform 0, the visitor centre of the Madrid Metro.


  1. ^ "Decreto 28/2013, de 11 de abril, del Consejo de Gobierno, por el que se declara Bien de Interés Cultural, en la categoría de Monumento, la Antigua Central Eléctrica de Pacífico, en Madrid" (PDF). Boletín Oficial de la Comunidad de Madrid (in Spanish). 15 April 2013. pp. 142–149. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "La ciencia inundará la Nave de Motores de Metro". Crónica Norte (in Spanish). 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  3. ^ "Andén 0". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  • This article was created from a translation of the equivalent article on the Spanish-language Wikipedia

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Coordinates: 40°24′15″N 3°40′27″W / 40.4041°N 3.6741°W / 40.4041; -3.6741