Anden 0

Anden 0, Madrid: Hours, Address, Anden 0 Reviews: 4.5/5

Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Chamberí
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighborhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
How to get there
  • Bilbao • 2 min walk
  • San Bernardo • 6 min walk
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sheepygold
london4,597 contributions
Interesting and different
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is one of the first Metro stations in Madrid which has been restored to much as it was 100 years ago. It has the original tiles, station furniture and even advertising. There is an introductory video in Spanish which is worth watching even if you don't speak Spanish then you can wander around freely or if you speak Spanish you can join a guided tour. The station was closed in the 1960s when they brought in longer trains and felt it was uneconomical to lengthen the platform of this station as it is on a curve. Trains still run on the tracks though so there is a glass partition with a train passing by every couple of minutes. I found a very helpful member of staff who spoke excellent English and explained a lot to me.
Written January 30, 2020
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LT_Dallas
Dallas264 contributions
Quirky and fun and free museum to see
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is a station that has become a "time capsule". Admission is free and you can walk around or have a guided tour. This was an active train stop until 1920 or so, and then it got "squeezed out" by the 2 nearby metro stops. They have done a great job of preserving it. You feel as though you have stepped back in time with the preserved advertisements etc. It's a fun stop for 30-60 minutes. A little different from all the museums in Madrid.
Written July 3, 2019
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HMS
33 contributions
Something a bit different
Mar 2019 • Solo
I only spent about 20 minutes here but it was well worth seeing. It's free entry and you walk down into a metro station that was abandoned in the 1960's. All the tiles, posters etc date back to 1919 when the station was built. So it's something of a time capsule and very atmospheric! And trains still rumble through the station.
Written June 11, 2019
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Elisa D
125 contributions
Cool Museum
Apr 2019
Very nice and interesting museum. It was cool to see something so old and unique. The entry is for free so definitely check it out if you’ve got time. But it was rather a small museum.
Written April 19, 2019
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JohnB7987
Seattle, WA153 contributions
Old Train Station in the Heart of Madrid
Nov 2018
If you enjoy visiting antique train stations, then this place is perfect. It was the original train station in Madrid.
Written December 2, 2018
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IvanaSydney2010
Sydney, Australia296 contributions
Chamberi’s missing station
Sep 2018
This abandoned metro station in the 60’s is now an interesting museum worth stopping at. The walls have tiled designs and it’s very charming. Entry is free at various times.
Written September 1, 2018
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Travelled_AS
Tuggerah, Australia97 contributions
Interesting Free Tour of Restored but Unused Metro Station
May 2018 • Solo
Came across this by accident when doing a search for unusual things to do in Madrid. Anden O (or Platform 0) is actually the old Chamberi Metro station built in early 1900's but was disused from 1966 until recently. It has been restored to its original beauty with advertisements of the day and white tiles and quaint ticket booth etc Worth a visit if you have a spare hour or so. Is located at the Plaza de Chamberi, a short 5 min walk from either Iglesia or Bilbao Metros. Is FREE to enter and there's even a guide who takes a guided talk although be warned, is only in Spanish at this time. The current Linea 1 trains still rush through the station every few mins with probably a lot of the passengers unaware there's even a station there. Blink and you'd miss it!
Written May 12, 2018
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Duckness M
9 contributions
Enjoyable and fascinating
May 2018 • Friends
I love Metro of every city. And it was fascinating to know a subway station themed in 1920’s. I truly recommend to take the guided tour. It’s for free as the entrance!
Written May 11, 2018
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,287 contributions
A fascinating sense of history!
Mar 2018 • Couples
It was a real treat to be able to see this historical but 'non-functional' station. The whole Chamberi-Malasana-Tribunales district was so wonderfully resonant of history anyway, the phantom Metro Station was simply the icing on the cake.
Written April 12, 2018
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Glenn S
Melbourne, Australia162 contributions
Mixed reactions (from a group that does not speak Spanish)
Feb 2018 • Family
Opinion was divided following our visit earlier today. We were amongst the first in line just ahead of the Sunday opening time of 11.00am, queuing in cold winds and sleet. On the hour there is a guided tour. Not unexpectedly, this is conducted entirely in Spanish. But this meant we could not engage with all the guide talked about for the next 45 minutes (non-stop). The tour route comprises the entrance/ticket hall and one of the two platforms. Movie clips from the history of Madrid and the metro are projected on to parts of the wall of the other platform, and there are advertisements, location signs and schematic line diagrams dating back to when the station was operating. A glass panel runs the length of the platform to shield visitors from the trains that rattle through the station. Even the skilled amateur would struggle to take good photos down there given the lighting and reflective surfaces. And there’s no shop to buy cards or other memorabilia. You can visit without joining the tour. The maximum number of people allowed in the museum at the one time is 55-60. Some in our party found the visit “kind of interesting.” Others were less impressed. We would have liked to know what the Spanish-speaking visitors thought. Yes it’s free to visit but introducing a modest entrance fee could enable the museum to invest in broadening and enriching the visitor experience for all (and help pay for needed ongoing preservation work).
Written February 4, 2018
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