Things to Do in Atocha, Madrid

Madrid is a dyamic feast of monuments, museums, and around-the-clock marcha, or action. Stroll around the city and feel the cultural clout of our tapas bars and collections of the Golden Triangle of Art museums. Hard Rock Hotel Madrid is in the heart of it all, immersed in cobblestone, baroque architecture, ancient brick, and the belle époque. Explore our neighbourhoods with a little help from our area guide.


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This busy neighborhood offers multiple plans that will allow you live the Spanish lifestyle. In addition to the museums and the art nouveau train station of the same name, Hard Rock Hotel Madrid guests will find the Royal Botanical Gardens, a wide variety of restaurants and tapas bars, other important adjacent neighborhoods just a few steps from Atocha, as well as cultural and artistic centers just a few minutes away.

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Art aroundATOCHA

Atocha neighborhood is well-known, not just because of the train station, but also for being strategically located between three of the most important art museums in Madrid: The Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. These three institutions constitute what is known as the Golden Triangle of Art. The best part? All of them are right next to the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid, so you can walk to all of them. 


Embajadores is one of Madrid’s trendiest areas. Step inside a chic coffee roaster before you travel the well-trod cobblestone streets to reggae bars and African restaurants. Known for a young social scene, the district combines the new and the old in a fresh and creative way. A neighborhood full of street art, which represents the urban side of Madrid and in whose streets you can discover a diversity of bars where you can enjoy some of the most famous tapas in the capital.

Image by r2hox from Madrid, Spain - Retratando, CC BY-SA 2.0


Lavapiés Neighbourhood

One of the Madrid neighborhoods that will make you forget you are in the capital of the country. Immerse yourself in the streets of this festive neighborhood and discover a great gastronomic offer, second-hand stores, small local craft stores or bookstores. Moreover on Sundays you can enjoy El Rastro, the most characteristic flea market of the city, which is located in La Latina, one of the most important neighborhoods in the city. Don't forget to visit La Tabacalera or La Casa Encendida, where you will find free contemporary exhibitions.

By Fred Romero from Paris, France - Madrid - Tabacalera, CC BY 2.0


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