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Barcelona Sights

Estació de França

  • Marquès de l'Argentera s/n Map It
  • Born-Ribera
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Updated 03/10/2014

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Barcelona's main railroad station until about 1980 and still in use, the elegant Estació de França is outside the west gate of the Ciutadella. Rebuilt in 1929 for the International Exhibition, restored in 1992 for the Olympics, this mid-19th-century building ill-deserves the reduction in traffic it has suffered since Estació de Sants became the city's main intercity and international terminus: the marble and bronze, the Moderniste decorative details, and the delicate

tracery of its wrought-iron roof girders make this one of the most beautiful buildings of its kind anywhere. Stop in for a sense of the bygone romance of European travel.

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Marquès de l'Argentera s/n, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003, Spain

Map It


93-496–3464; 902-240202

Updated 03/10/2014


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