Today, August 8th, Valencia’s main train station turns 100. The North Station is one of the most visited and photographed places in the city. The North Iron Road Company – hence its name – opened it to the general public in 1917, after nearly a decade of construction; it cost approximately nine million pesetas of the time (54000 euros).
The building has been declared an artistic historical monument and it’s one of the few modernist stations in Spain, as well as one of the most unique due to its ornamentation, something that the Valencian bourgeoisie of the time had a lot to do with.
Even if you don’t come to Valencia by train and don’t intend to use the service, do visit the building, located right next to the bullring and very close to City Hall.