The elegant building of the station Estació de França is a prime example of Spanish monumental architecture of the XX century and the beginning of the most beautiful railway station in Barcelona. The spacious rooms lobby, decorated in art deco and art nouveau, meet passengers a luxurious interior light marble, tall columns, circular skylights and a bronze openwork decoration. On seven platforms and twelve rail tracks rise two huge curved cornice of wrought iron and glass, providing natural light. If the note, on the ledge at the entrance you'll notice a few owls, sculptures of birds have hereunto, to scare away pigeons.
Besides, French is the only station in Barcelona, which is located directly on the ground, while all the other stations of the city are part of an underground transport network.
Construction of the French station coincided with a period of rapid growth of the Catalan trade and industry, the inauguration took place in 1929 in upper Raval, in the same year in Barcelona was held the World Exhibition, which was attended by guests and participants from around the world to showcase their technical and technological achievements.
It should be easy to look at this station, to feel the spirit of the past and to feel an irresistible desire to go on a journey. From the name it is logical to assume, that from here you can go on a romantic weekend in Paris, but, Unfortunately, this is not true. The Paris train leaves from Sants station, the most popular in Barcelona, and from Estacio de Franca you can go to the South, eg, to Tarragona, Alicante or Valencia.
Every day from 5 a.m. until midnight