Though Barcelona’s Sants Station gets the most train and foot traffic, the city’s França Railway Station (Estació de França) wins when it comes to overall style. Considered by many to be the most beautiful station in town, it’s a sumptuous mix of architectural styles, featuring shiny marble floors, Art Deco detailing, and sunshine-lit, domed platforms.
The station dates back to the International Exhibition in 1929, and was later renovated for the 1992 Olympics. Once serving as the terminus for trains coming from and going to other places in Europe — namely, France — it’s now a hub for local trains (with international trains now traveling in and out of Sants).
Close to many of the city’s top sights, the França Railway Station is easily reachable by foot from most places in the tourist center. While there are no metro lines that connect directly to the station, it is just a short walk away from the Barceloneta stop. Additionally, many bus lines pass through here, including the hop-on hop-off bus tour, which stops at Parc de la Ciutadella-Zoo.