Sometimes, in Madrid, changing the metro is very complicated for both locals and strangers. The stations have long corridors and you have to be very attentive because a mistake when reading a sign means getting stuck in the station for a long time, going through long corridors or going up and down stairs, in the best of cases, automatic, not at all.
A tiktoker has compared the transfers of four stations for Madrid Secreto: Nuevos Ministerios, Diego de León, Acacias- Embajadores and Plaza de España- Novitiate. Result: Diego de León is the most chaotic.
The young man describes the Nuevos Ministerios station as "illegal" because of the long corridors that have to be endured to get to the desired metro route. "By the time you want to get there, you're still alive or not," he says. Making the transfer, he comments, "takes four and a half minutes."
Then, his next analyzed stop is the situation that is lived every day in Diego de Léon, a station that he describes as a "bunker because there are only trenches, tunnels... unbearable; when it seems that you arrive, it is not like that, corridors appear again endless, with tiled walls to avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed...". Result to make the change of station: more than 8 minutes and 43 seconds. Worst.
In his check at the Plaza de España station to get to the Novitiate, the young man says that "one only finds miseries." It is a station in which the corridors and stations are very long. Executing the transfer to the Novitiate well takes more than 4 minutes. And he asks himself ironically, "will you make it to the Novitiate, but at what price?"
His last experience to demonstrate the changes of metro station in Madrid, the boy does it in Acacias Embajadores. This last transfer takes him four minutes, despite this he remembers that he is "one of the most comfortable", despite the stairs that must be climbed.
In short, long corridors to change from one station to another in the entire Madrid metro network. Quite an experience.