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Poble Espanyol Guide

Poble Espanyol (the Spanish village) has been constructed on Montjuic mountain for the 1929 World Exhibition in Barcelona. After plans from modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch a town was created to show the diversity of Spain.

Arts, culture and architecture of all 15 Spanish regions are presented here.

Wandering through the cobble-stones streets of the village, the atmosphere will catch you and after a while you will have forgotten being in a museum.

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Sunny plazas are inviting for a cafe con leche and narrow lanes between white-washed houses take you down up to the very south of Andalucia.

Take a break and enjoy Spanish cuisine in one of the typical restaurants or relax at a pic-nic in the gardens with wonderful views of Barcelona.

If you are looking for shopping and handicraft opportunities, explore the workshops and art boutiques and find a pretty souvenir to take home from your voyage through Poble Espanyol.

Check out the long list of artisans techniques you can find here:

  • ceramics
  • glass fusing
  • engraving
  • decorative painting
  • puppet-making
  • jewellery
  • masks
  • sculpture
  • leather
  • embroidery
  • basket-weaving
  • musical instrument-making
  • espadrille-making

For the quality and diversity of its artisans Poble Espanyol has just been include in the prestigous Barcelona Shopping Line.

Poble Espanyol – Facts

Admission: Adults 9.50 Euros, Children from 4 to 12 years 5.60 Euros
Tickets: Buy Poble Espanyol Tickets online and get a 10% discount!
Opening times: From 09.00 to at least 20.00 hrs, longer hours depending on clubs and special events.

How to get to Poble Espanyol?

Take metro Line to Plaza Espanya and then Bus Line or use the Barcelona Bus Turistic, which stops just in front of Poble Espanyol.

Insider Tip: For a feel of Poble Espanyol at night, visit La Terrazza night club. Great Djs are performing on an open-air stage in an inner courtyard of an old hacienda. Especially the bar on the second floor rewards you with great views over Montjuic and the city of Barcelona.