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Address: Frente a la Estacion de Atocha, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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This is the memorial to the victims of the March 11, 2004 bombing at the...

This is the memorial to the victims of the March 11, 2004 bombing at the Atocha station. Would love to write a review and post some photos.

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Triste

This city that has seen so much violence, was the victim of a 21st century terrorist attack. This 30 ft round column memorializes the innocent victims in fitting, if tragic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This city that has seen so much violence, was the victim of a 21st century terrorist attack. This 30 ft round column memorializes the innocent victims in fitting, if tragic, tribute.

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A simple auditorium with minimal lighting that enters through an 11 meter high cylynder. The auditorium can accommodare up to 200 people but is usually quiet and somber making it an appropriate way to pay ones respects or just to take a moment to remember and reflect. The cylinder is enscribed with hundreds of messages of condolence and grief gathered... More 

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Oeiras, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

a place of peace where one's get the chance to stop and think about what happened in this train station. You don't get to think about vengeance or terror, but you think about souls, lives and go on with yours. from the outside it looks like a "is that it?!" but once you get inside you feel is this much.

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Thank Jose B
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

When I get there and I start to read all the phrases of the family of the victms, I was in a very emotional feeling. Beautiful place

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Thank LilianaIFCordeiro
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I wanted to learn more about this sad event and read local interpretations. However after three unsuccessful attempt to find the entrance of the monument (and I asked every time to at least 3-4 persons, uncluding employees) I gave up. I think they could have some clear indications in the gar and in the metro station.

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Thank Mehm Y
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Perfect memorial. Simple in design. Easy to locate at Atocha Train Station. Issue: Hours are not good. Only open five hours a day. Either 1100-1400 or 1200-1500 (can't recall which), then 1700-1900. It's a shame it isn't open all the time. Time needed: Time to pay respects and remember. Cost: No fee. Food/drink: Available throughout train station. WC (restroom): Good,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

It's an interesting place to see. Still, today, a lot of the local people feel afected by this event, the bombing in the Atocha Station and this memorial it the testimony, encouraging words left by people in different languages , dedicated to the victims.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Others have commented on how this memorial is hard to find. We had no problem with access. When we were there, we were alone, which only served to further intensify our focus on what this place was all about. The starkness of the space, the peace of the blue coloured siding and of course, the shaft of light from above,... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

A bit hard to find, but you need to go to the ground floor. It is a real quiet place to be, especially when you remember it is in a real busy train station. Interesting place. It is a pity that the information / pamflet is only in spanish.

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Thank Marion F F
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

I found it hard to believe that people had not rated this memorial very highly before I visited but I was left very disappointed when I got there. There aren't any sign's up directing you to the memorial and it took us about 10-15 minutes to find it. It's very strange when you get in the room as it is... More 

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