This enormous former railway station once called the 'Titanic of the mountains' is now a luxury hotel. Check it out.

Canfranc Estación opened in 1928 close to the border between Spain and France.
Canfranc Estación is close to Spain's border with France.Manolo Yllera
  • Canfranc Estanción, once dubbed the "Titanic of the mountains," has been transformed.

  • The former railway station in the Spanish Pyrenees is now a luxury hotel.

  • Take a look inside this enormous hotel that's almost 800 feet long.

Canfranc Estación, the Royal Hideaway Hotel, reopened its doors after 50 years of decay.

Canfranc Estación.
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Canfranc Estación, located in the Pyrenees mountains in Aragon, Spain, was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1928 with French President Gaston Doumergue in attendance.

Passengers could travel via Zaragoza and Madrid in Spain to Lisbon, Portugal as well as France.

However, the travel options were not available for long as Franco closed the border in 1936 and ordered the rail tunnel to be shuttered, per the Financial Times.

It reopened five years later but the line was not well used and a derailment on the French side closed it permanently.

The 790-foot building, which appears below before renovations, featured 365 windows and 156 doors.

Canfranc train station in Huesca on Pyrenees at Spain.
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The station was once dubbed the "Titanic of the mountains."

Outside Canfranc Estacio
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The railway station fell into disrepair after the line was abandoned in 1970, earning it the title of the "Titanic of the mountains." The regional government of Aragon bought it in 2013 and has since spent almost $17 million on the building.

The hotel has 104 rooms, including four suites on the first and second floors.

Inside Canfranc Estación.
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Barceló says the Royal Hideaway Canfranc Estación will be an "important point of attraction for luxury tourism in the region".

The renovation took four years.

Canfranc Estación's reception.
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The luxury hotel opened its doors in February this year under the management of Barceló Hotel Group, a Spanish hospitality group.

Rooms start at 149 euros a night, or about $165.

The enormous property features three restaurants and two bars.

One of the hotel's bars.
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Two of the three restaurants are located in restored train carriages.

Customers will be able to enjoy the "Royal Breakfast" concept.

One of the hotel's restaurants.
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Eduardo Salanova and Ana Acín, the hotel's gastronomic directors, head up the restaurants, bars, and library.

The "Royal Breakfast" concept is "committed to healthy, quality food with fresh and local products through an original and striking staging," according to Barceló's website.

The restored train carriages that house two of its restaurants can be found at the rear of the hotel.

One of the hotel's restaurant inside a train carriage.
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It also features a 4,300-square-foot Wellness Spa with four treatment rooms, as well as a heated pool and a fitness area.

The pool of Canfranc Estación.
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Ilmiodesign was commissioned to design Canfranc Estación's new interior. It was inspired by aesthetics of the 20th century while adding a contemporary touch.

A bedroom at the hotel.
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