Atocha (Madrid)

Ward of Madrid

Front view of Atocha Station at Plaza del Emperador Carlos V (Emperor Charles V Square)
Country Spain Spain
Aut. community Madrid
Municipality Madrid
District Arganzuela

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


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]


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]


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

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

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