Former Fonda de la Estación

Museums and interpretation centers

Former Fonda de la Estación

The arrival of the railroad to Alcázar de San Juan took place in 1854, continuing afterwards until completing the railway line to Alicante in 1858.

Around 1860 there was only one building for passenger transit located a few meters in the direction of Madrid from the current one. With the opening of a new train line to Manzanares in 1861 and the increase in the flow of trains and travelers, the first expansion of the original building was made to accommodate the new service of the inn.

It is from this moment when we will have the first documentary reference about the existence of this catering space inside the station of Alcázar de San Juan that would be destined to the sale of food and drinks to the travelers who passed through the station of Alcazar de San Juan. The opening of inns in railway stations can be considered as one of the first effects of the generation of new businesses around this means of transport; moreover, it would be one of the activities that railway companies outsourced from the beginning.

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Sábado y domingo: 11:00 h a 14:00 h

Tardes: 17:00 h a 20:00 h



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