You will reach Poble Espanyol, the Spanish village, at the foot of Montjuïc, through a replica of the city gate of the Castilian town of Ávila, and you will be able to experience the rich diversity of Spanish culture on almost 50,000 m².
Above all the Poble Espanyol is an open-air museum. It shows replicas of characteristic houses from all regions of Spain, such as from Castile, Andalousia, Aragon, Basque Country, Extremadura and of course from Catalonia. In some buildings, craft enterprises show their skills, such as in the Andalusian district the glassblowers.
The Poble Espanyol in Barcelona
The products made in those buildings can be bought in shops (see below). The prices for souvenirs are relatively cheap at Poble Espanyol. Likewise, one can taste the culinary delights in one of the many restaurants. There is even a flamenco stage.
The Poble Espanyol with the 117 buildings was established for the world exhibition, which took place in 1929 in Barcelona. It was supposed to be demolished after the exhibition. Only the popularity of the village at the inhabitants of Barcelona prevented this. In the days of Franco and the accompanying repression of the Catalan culture Poble Espanyol lapsed more and more. In the 1990s, the Poble Espanyol was rebuilt again.
During the summer there are many events at Poble Espnyol. A calendar can be found on the website of Poble Espanyol.
There are two discos, as well as about 20 shops, 5 schools and 17 bars and cafes. Therefore the Poble Espanyol has a lot to offer. The opening times of shops in the summer are from 10:00-20:00 in the autumn and spring from 10:00-19:00 and in the winter from 10:00-18:00.
A picnic area with a lot of space for children complete the wide range of offerings. Incidentally: at Poble Espanyol no cars are driven.
At Poble Espanyol, you can easily roam around for hours without getting bored. You will find replicas of buildings from all over Spain and will get a complete tour of Spain in a short period of time. It is also exciting to watch the craftsmen at work, such as the glassblowers. Of course, you can also buy their products in the souvenir shops of Poble Espanyol. Stray cats and brooding parrot birds give the Poble Espanyol a wonderful and authentic Mediterranean flair.
In several restaurants you can eat well and in the evening Poble Espanyol often hosts events.
Avinguda del Marqués de Comilla
Phone: +34 935 086 300
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3, L8)
Bus Turístic: Poble Espanyol
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