Regional Government of Madrid hands out close to 600 Metro Museum Passports in ten days

Regional Government of Madrid hands out close to 600 Metro Museum Passports in ten days
Since it was introduced on 17 February, more than 1,600 visitors have travelled around this route of historical locations. In the year to date, more than 10,300 people have visited the different underground cultural sites. Given its good reception, the timetable for visits to the Historical Pacífico Entrance Hall has been extended to include Saturday mornings

The Regional Government of Madrid has handed out close to 600 Metro Museum Passports in the first ten days, since its introduction on 17 February, to those users requesting it to travel around the route of the most emblematic historical locations in the 300 kilometres of the underground network. Last weekend, 1,622 people went on a guided tour, of which 579 were to Chamberí station, 199 to Caños del Peral, 582 to Chamartín and 262 to the Engine Shed. This figure, on top of those made in January, gives a total of 10,345 visits in the year to date.

These buoyant figures show that the Passport is meeting its goal of encouraging visits to the underground sites that stand out for their educational and teaching value. This initiative proposes a route to users that travel around the main Metro de Madrid jewels that form part of the capital’s history over the last 100 years.

These eight sites are of incalculable historical value, and can be visited free of charge. The offer includes guided tours at the Engine Shed, Chamberí station, the Classic Train Exhibition at Chamartín Station, the Caños del Peral Museum at Ópera station and the Historical Pacífico Entrance Hall, which need to be booked in advance on the website

The visit is completed by a journey from the Entrance Hall at Tirso de Molina station, which is still in use, to the Carpetana Palaeontology Site, passing through the recently inaugurated Gran Vía Museum, which has recovered its great access pavilion, a work by the architect Antonio Palacios.

Given that this cultural initiative has been well received and the increase in interest to discover these sites, Metro de Madrid will extend to all Saturday mornings the guided tours of the Historical Entrance Hall at Pacífico station (only open one Saturday a month at present). Furthermore, the capacity will also be increased, always subject to the existing rules due to COVID-19, to enhance the offer to residents of Madrid and tourists.

This cultural offer is in addition to the temporary exhibitions at the underground’s museums, such as the photography exhibition Esférica and Metrografías - an exhibition about comics. These displays invite visitors to rediscover historical sites with a contemporary vision.


Any user can obtain the Metro Museum Passport from Chamberí station, the Engine Shed or from the Classic Train Exhibition in Chamartín station, and can then visit the rest of the sites on offer. Metro employees will stamp the passport at each of the sites visited, which can be stamped directly at the following three sites: the Engine Shed, Chamberí station and the Classic Train Exhibition in Chamartín station. At the rest of the sites, the user should take a selfie with their mobile phone where it can be clearly seen that they have visited the Pacífico Entrance Hall, the Tirso de Molina Entrance Hall, the museum at Gran Vía station, the Caños del Peral Museum and the Carpetana Palaeontology Site.

Once the cultural route proposed in the Passport has been completed, the beneficiary may go to the Metro stores, with their stamped document, located in Sol and Plaza de Castilla stations to receive their reward.