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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.
Poble Espanyol Opening Hours
Poble Espanyol is open all year round:
- Monday from 9am to 8pm
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9am to 12pm
- Friday from 9am to 3am
- Saturday from 9am to 4am
Workshop and shop opening hours:
- In winter from 10am to 6pm
- In summer from 10am to 8pm
- In autumn and spring from 10am to 7pm
Fran Daurel Museum of Contemporary Art opening hours:
- Summer (June 1 to September 30): Monday to Sunday from 11am to 8pm
- Rest of the year: Monday from 10am to 6:30pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm
- Closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January
Video : Visit the Poble Espanyol
How to get to Poble Espanyol?
Poble Espanyol is located on the Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. It's outside the city centre but access is relatively easy:
By metro : stop at Plaça Espanya (L1 and L3) and then walk for about ten minutes.
By bus : buses number 13, 23 and 150 stop just in front of the village (Poble Espanyol stop).
By Hop on Hop off Barcelona: the red line bus stops in front of the entrance to Poble Espanyol.
Renfe i rodalies : Stop Sants Estació (Stants Station)
Train : Catalan Ferrocarriles Catalanes FGC: Stop Espanya
Where is Poble Espanyol ?
Address: Poble Espanyol:
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
Website: Poble Espanyol - Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 508 63 00
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.
What to see at 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.▼ Show more
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. 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!
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.
Poble Espanyol Map
Map of the different areas to visit in the Poble Espanyol according to the regions of Spain they represent:
Poble Espanyol Frequently Asked Questions
Is it better to buy the entrance ticket online or on site at Poble Espanyol?
It is preferable to buy your Poble Espanyol ticket online because queues at the ticket office can be long and this in all seasons. It should be noted that the Poble Espanyol is one of the 10 most visited places in Barcelona. Finally, note that once on site the visit is very fluid because the Poble is very large and leaves each visitor to appreciate the place.
How long does it take to visit the Poble Espanyol?
It takes at least 4 hours to visit the Poble Espanyol and enjoy all the places to discover. For your information, the Audioguide lasts 60 minutes.▼ Show more
Can you park your car in Poble Espanyol?
Poble Espanyol does not have its own parking, however, you can find a paid parking very close to Poble Espanyol at the following address :
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, 2, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
We advise you to book your parking in advance with this Service: Barcelona Car Parking
Is it allowed to travel by bike in the Poble Espanyol?
No, it is forbidden to cycle inside the Poble Espanyol compound, just as it is forbidden to use skateboards, ebike, scooters electric or not.
Is there a locker service in the Poble Espanyol compound?
Yes, there is a locker service in the Poble Espanyol enclosure, this service is free of charge.
Is smoking allowed in the Poble Espanyol?
Yes, smoking is allowed in the Poble Espanyol but only outside the buildings.
Can people with reduced mobility visit the Poble Espanyol?
Yes, people with reduced mobility can visit the Poble Espanyol, access is free for people in wheelchairs. Note, however, that only 70% of Poble Espanyol is accessible to these people.
Pets and Poble Espanyol.
Among the domestic animals, only dogs are allowed to enter the Poble Espanyol compound on the strict condition that they are kept on a leash.▲ Show less
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