If you happen to arrive in Madrid via the AVE (the Spanish high-speed train), specifically at the Atocha station, you have a great opportunity to see your first of Madrid’s many gardens inside the very own train station.
You’ll see that next to the modern AVE station there’s a historic building, the Atocha Station. Thanks to the renovations carried out by the architect Moneo between 1985 and 1992, the trains were replaced with a greenhouse style garden.
Make sure to check out the old building. You’ll be surprised by the contrast between the iron structure that housed the station and the lush garden that now occupies a 4,000 square meter space.