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Summary for Franca Railway Station Barcelona

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"Franca Railway Station Barcelona"

Rebuilt for 1929 International Exhibition by architect Pedro Muguruza with grand concourse. Last remaining Mainline surface railway station in Barcelona.

Address: Av. del Marquus de l'Argentera S/N, Barcelona. 08003

Summary of prices for Franca Railway Station Barcelona

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual Free
Child Free
Group/Family Ticket:
Notes: free ticket hall access.
Free day:

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About Franca Railway Station Barcelona

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A railway station was first built here in the 19th century as the main terminus for trains arriving from France and for services to North East Catalonia and the Costa Brava. Rebuilt and reopened for the 1929 International Exhibition, the two monumental buildings that make up the station were designed by the architect Pedro Muguruza and inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

The station was closed for renovation between from 1988 and 1992, reopening for the Olympic Games of 1992. It is generally seen as the city's most beautiful station being the last of the surface mainline stations. Nowdays the Station is suffering from passenger decline due to international and long-distance trains now passing through Sants and there are plans to cease rail services to this station.


There are 7 Nearby Attractions

"History Of Catalunya Museum"

History Of Catalunya Museum

Former General Warehouses of Commerce - Palau de Mar. Industrial building housing museum documenting stone age to present day with multimedia exhibitions.
Views: 436
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
"Sant Miquel Del Port Church"

Sant Miquel Del Port Church

1755 Church in fisherman's village of Barceloneta. Built under the orders of Jaime Miguel de Guzman Davalos y Spinola, 2nd marques of mines and capital.
Views: 365
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
"Barceloneta Beaches"

Barceloneta Beaches

Notable features are W Hotel, Sant Miquel and Barceloneta Beach, numerous chiringuitos (beach bars). These beaches suffer from pickpockets and bag thieves.
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Updated: Sep 28, 2021
"Born Cultural Centre"

Born Cultural Centre

Exhibition space & archaeological ruins. Designed by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias. Former food market for the wholesale of fruit and vegetables.
Views: 374
Updated: Sep 30, 2021
"Parc Cuitadella and Waterfall Monument"

Parc Cuitadella and Waterfall Monument

Park with gold topped chariot waterfall monument, built for the 1888 Universal Exposition. Park was built on the site of huge demolished citadel fortress.
Views: 397
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
"Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral"

Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

Gothic cathedral built in 1383 at the peek of Catalonia's Maritime and mercantile prominence. Free entry but also offers a guided tour including visit to the rooftop.
Views: 555
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
"Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres"

Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres

Former graveyard of Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral & burial site of the fallen from the 1714 siege of Barcelona. Today, a plaza and memorial with eternal flame torch.
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Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Visiting Franca Railway Station Barcelona

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It is possible to visit the concourse and platforms without a train ticket. However a valid train ticket is needed for any train journeys from here and if you are using this station as a departure or arrival point then you should validate your ticket in the machines in the arches between concourse and platforms.

Getting To Franca Railway Station Barcelona

Nearest TMB Metro is Barceloneta on the yellow (L3) line. Estacion de Franca is also the terminus for Renfe Roadlies and Regional Express Rail services.

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