Trapdoor to Valencia’s crumbling rebel town

1 August 2019

You’ve found one of my trapdoors…

… a door considerably smaller than other doors, found on metro platforms across Madrid. 

Behind it lies a world that has existed for exactly 100 years. Some call it the metro system, but that just refers to the part we can see with our eyes. Beyond it exists the other level, a secret network of time-bending tunnels taking you to a part of Spain I’ve never dared take you…

But, before you glide through the other turnstiles, you must first show the Trapdoor Controller your ticket. It contains the secret password, written in invisible ink at the bottom, which you need special access to reveal…

Ticket and password ready?

The floor is rumbling and the trapdoor is creaking open… Welcome aboard, let the adventure begin!

Don’t have a Ticket yet?

Get your Ticket over here and I’ll meet you in front of the trapdoor.

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D30 8 August 2019 at 11:56 am

Hi. My name is Nicholas and i live in Alcalá de Henares(less than 30 kms away from Madrid). You should come to visit my city because some of the neighborhoods are frozen in time,between the sixties and the seventies(the famous tv series “Cuéntame cómo pasó” was filmed here for years). There are a lot places in my hometown that are worthy to take photos and great bars too. You are welcome if you want to come,anytime soon. I could be your personal tour guide!

P.S: Ahora en español para darle un toque personal al comentario. El bar Nino,con sus champiñones con jamón,o la bodega Rufino serían un par de sitios merecedores de una fotografía para tu cuenta de instagram. 😉

Madrid No Frills 9 August 2019 at 12:44 pm

Hi Nicholas, the amazing no-frills tips are now on the list, and I may well take you up on your offer 🙂

Mary 13 August 2019 at 9:13 pm

Hi Leah and Nicholas! Leah thank you for sharing with us all this wonderful places from Madrid, l’am a nofrills fan 😉 Nicholas estaba mirando los sitios que has recomendado de Alcalá, pero no consigo encontrar la bodega Rufino, sabes el nombre de la calle? Gracias!

Nicolás 14 August 2019 at 1:40 pm

Mary,está en la plaza entre las calles Diego de Urbina y Gil de Andrade. No creo que aparezca en google maps. ¡Sería un milagro! 😉


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