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Franca Station last survivng surface mainline station

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

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Franca Station last survivng surface mainline station

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.


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Visiting Franca Station last survivng surface mainline station

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.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Franca Railway Station Barcelona

This is a main line railway station terminus with two steps from street level to the concourse and platforms with a ramp for these two steps.

Bicycle anchorage points are in front of the station.

Remember that you cannot walk around Barcelona in beachwear, except when on the beach.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE Child T-familiar FREE Notes free ticket hall access.

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Getting to Franca Station last survivng surface mainline station

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

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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Documents for Franca Station last survivng surface mainline station

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Barceloneta Street map

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