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Estació del Nord
One of my favourite Valencian attractions was this alluring Art Nouveau train station - "Estació del Nord", as they call it in Valencian language.
But, "don't judge a book by looking at the cover", so I proceeded to see its interiors. Breathtaking!
Estació del Nord is the Valencian name of the old train station (and currently the main one) found in the central (historic) part of the city.
You can find it next to the Carrer de Xàtiva, where the metro station Xàtiva is also found. A bull ring is right near it and the City Hall and the Old Town.
View from the other side of the road...
The Art Nouveau building dates back to 1917 and it's spectacular piece of art that no fan of the style should miss when there!
The region's emblem (the Catalonian and Valencian stripes) are embedded within the architecture
The interiors kept me busy for a while. I examined the delicate details and (still) vivid colours of the rooms just after the entrance (I suppose these were meant to be either offices or waiting rooms).
The large room accessible on right hand side, as you enter the building
Of course, most people pass the building by, not knowing what treasures are hiding inside.
I guess a 15-20 minute visit to the building would suffice to most people. I probably spent around 45 minutes admiring the finest details.
Art Nouveau stained glass windows
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