A Metro full of art
The ingenious nobleman Don Quijote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho, ride through the corridors and along the platforms of Plaza de España station, where you can read the complete text of the most international work of Spanish literature; works by Picasso, Velázquez, El Bosco and Van Gogh are hung at Estación del Arte station, which hosts copies of a dozen pieces from each of the three main museums in Madrid (Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía); and some of the most singular and wonderful illustrations that the emblematic cartoonist Antonio Mingote dedicated to Metro de Madrid decorate the walls of Rubén Darío station.
Historical and documentary photos bring alive the Centenary Line which, in the stations from Cuatro Caminos to Sol (first ever Metro line), show the development of the underground since 1919. The history continues through photos on the platforms of Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3 stations.
You can also admire the Guadarrama Mountains at Arroyofresno station, where photos are on display of the nature and fauna of the region. And the emblematic Rastro open-air market in Madrid has its own tribute at La Latina station, with photos by José Luis Mur, César Lucas, Eduardo Dea, Miguel Ángel Sintes and Luis Martí, who for many years have immortalised key moments in the life of this market that has been held in the capital every Sunday since 1740.
All of this and much more encompass the project to theme stations being developed by Metro de Madrid, where sport also has its own stage, with Atlético de Madrid at Estadio Metropolitano station and the San Silvestre road race and Rayo Vallecano at Portazgo station.