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The Poble Espanyol in Barcelona - Spanish Village

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol

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Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929, the Poble Espanyol is a life-size reproduction of different Spanish villages. Located in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona and a few meters from the renowned Fountains of Montjuïc, the Poble Espanyol is one of the major tourist destinations of the City with its unique attractions: architecture, crafts, contemporary art, shopping and gastronomy. All in a festive, as well as an informative environment, is an ideal place for adults and children alike to visit.

 

What to see at the Poble Espanyol

 

 

 

All Spain architectures in one village.

Poble means village in Catalan. The primary vocation of Poble Espanyol is to show the architectural and cultural wealth of Spain in one place. This village is therefore a life-size reproduction of all the most representatives types of houses that you can see in Spain. In total, this village consists of 117 buildings representing 33 different Spanish regions. Along the streets, alleys and squares, you can admire a typical Andalusian neighborhood, a fragment of the path of Santiago de Compostela, typical Catalonia house like those of Tarragona.
A real tour de force of this Spanish museum village, one forgets that the houses are reproductions. The constructions imagined by the architect Puig i Cadafalch have not changed in time, it is said that some buildings today serve as a model for the restoration of original houses scattered throughout Spain. 

« Feeling Spain » : Since 2017, immersive audiovisual installations, located in different places of the village, allow you to discover 5 typical regions, and for example, you will be able to immerse yourself in the central part of Spain, in La Mancha with Don Quixote, with its mills and medieval castles.

A concentrate of Spanish crafts and its gastronomic products

As in any village, the Poble Espanyol is a place where one can go shopping. Here the emphasis is on local crafts and as we speak of all Spain, you will have the pleasure to be able to buy objects from all over the country. More than 20 artisans from these different regions work in the village. You will see them at work in their workshops. They offer ceramics, glass, leather, wood, jewelry, baskets, textiles, embroidery, guitars, gourds .. Unique pieces with the possibility of having them shipped abroad.

The pleasure of shopping souvenirs all year round since the village is open 365 days a year.
The gourmets are not forgotten. You will be able to find gourmet products from all over Spain: wine, olive oil, honey, bread, charcuterie, “jamón de Jabugo”, not to mention the countless cheeses of country!

 

Traditional cooking

Restaurants, bars and small terraces. Traditional Spanish cooking and its main recipes are on the spot: you can take a break in front of a paella, tapas or a plate of Iberian ham.

 

Discover Spain Contemporary Art

The ultimate mission of Poble Espanyol is to disseminate contemporary art, with 3 spaces dedicated to it.

  • The Fran Daurel Museum inaugurated in 2011 offers more than 300 works of renowned Spanish contemporary art such as Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Tàpies, Barceló or Chillida. On 2500m2, paintings, sculptures and installations offer a global view on the contemporary art of the country.
  • Guinovart Espace is devoted to one of the great sculpture works by the artist Josep Guinovart (1927-2007), one of the greatest representatives of the current informal art. It is the work « Contorn-Entorn» whose pretention was to integrate art with reality.
  • The Garden of Sculptures. Finally, walk thru the Poble Espanyol garden where 36 sculptures of 27 different contemporary artists are exhibited.

 

Activities

Festivals, Concerts, Flamenco, Jazz, cinema ... Something always happens at Poble Espanyol, also having the reputation of going to bed very late.
You will find all the programme on the official website but be aware that every year there is the Biergarten (beer festival) but also a Jazz festival. There are three discotheques in the Spanish village, including the famous La Terrazza which opens only in summer (an absolute must).
If you like short films and entertainment, do not miss the Mecal outdoor film festival in summer. A great idea to go out at the evening.
A big party is organized every year for New Year's Eve too!.
Finally in the Andalusian alleys of the village one can attend a dinner show of Flamenco in Tablao de Carmen every day at 6pm and 8:30pm.

 

Practical information

Entrance ticket prices to Poble Espanyol

  • Adult 13+: 12.60 €
  • Adult 13 years and over + Audioguide: 16.10 €
  • Children from 4 to 12 years old: 6.30 €
  • Adults over 65: 9 €

We advise you to buy an entrance ticket to the Poble Espanyol online before going on site to avoid queuing. We do not propose a guided tour of the place itself but you can choose with the ticket of entry below the option with or without audioguide for a different discovery of the village: 

Buy your tickets now for the Spanish Village from 12,60 €

 

Poble Espanyol Timetables

  • Monday from 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 09am to 0am
  • Friday from 09am to 03am
  • Saturday from 09am to 04am
  • Open 365/365 days

 

How to get to Poble Espanyol ?

The Poble Espanyol is located on the hill of Montjuïc. It is outside the city but the access is relatively simple :

  • By metro: stop Plaça Espanya (L1 and L3) and then a ten-minute walk
  • By bus: buses numbers 13, 23 and 150 stop right outside the village
  • By tourist bus: stop Poble Espanyol (red line)

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The Poble Espanyol in Barcelona - Spanish Village

AV del Marquès de Comillas. , Barcelona, Spain

Area: Sants / Montjuïc
Website: Poble Espanyol
Opening hours: Monday 09:00 a 20:00 Tue - Wed - Thurs. 09:00 a 24:00 Fry de 09:00 a 03:00 Sat de 09:00 a 04:00 Sun de 09:00 a 24:00
Prices: 12€ adults - children 7€
Phone: 93 508 63 00
Metro/Bus: Metro: Parada Espanya, Línia 1 i Línia 3. - Bus: Parada Poble Espanyol de les línies 13, 150 i 23
Last comment
Must see place
Amarbat Pashka (4 Oct 2016 - 09:04)
Yes, it is amazing place to explore and taste whole Spain at once
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2 comments

  1. Must see place - Amarbat Pashka (4 Oct 2016 - 09:04)

    Yes, it is amazing place to explore and taste whole Spain at once

  2. pablo espaniol - montenegrina (6 Mar 2011 - 14:30)

    heaven on earth

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