França Railway Station
Estació de França
In the district of Ciutat Vella, Barcelona's old town, there is located a train station in a modernist building, initially called Barcelona-Termino, although it is now known by the name of Estació de França (France Station).
Since 2013, many long distance lines that arrived at the Estació de França have been derived to Sants Station (Sants Estació).
France Station as an touristic attraction
The station was constructed with materials considered luxuries such as marble and bronze. It belongs to the modernist (Art Noveau) movement with a “Noucentisme” architectural hall. It Is constructed with a refined elegance that has often been compared to the Gare d'Orsay in Paris.
The visit to the France Station, although to be a must for architecture lovers, being a building in Ciutat Vella, it becomes a little stop that you should not miss, as they will not take much time and the building deserves a visit.
As practical information for tourists, it is worth mentioning that the station has public restrooms.
Photosphere of the France Railway Station
Getting to the France Station
The station is located next to the Ciutadella Park, near the main entrance of the Barcelona Zoo Park.
The France Station is also very close to the Barceloneta, almost at the end of El Born, another neighborhood corresponding to the old town.
If you are visiting the medieval site of the Mercat del Born (The Born Cultural Centre), to reach the France Station will be a walk of about 5 minutes towards the sea.
If you are in the area of Sants Station, you can take many trains that go to the Estació de França railway station.
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