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The 1888 world fair

Hidroeléctrica de Catalunya and Estació del Nord

Arc de Triomf
Hidroelèctrica de Catalunya and Estació del Nord
Passeig Lluís Companys
Museo de zoologia
Hivernacle
Museu de geologia
Umbernacle
The zoo
Parlament de Catalunya
Museu d'Art Modern de Catalunya
Parc de la Ciutadella

At the beginning of the Avinguda de Vilanova is the building of the company Hidroeléctrica de Catalunya, by the architect Pere Falqués, which dates from the year 1897.

At the end of this landscaped avenue is the Estació del Nord. It was designed by Pere Andrés, who built it in 1864, and it was subsequently restored by Francesc de Paula del Villar, A. Brianez (1880) and Demetri Ribes (the latter in 1912).

No longer used as a railway station, it is now the central coach station of Barcelona, a municipal sports centre (the biggest of the city), and a municipal police station.

The adjacent land has been rehabilitated as a park, designed by Enric Tous and Josep Mª Fargas .

   
   
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