Poble Espanyol Barcelona
You don't have time to visit all Spain but you're fond of architecture, culture and would like to visit it all... then come to spend your holidays in Barcelona! El Poble Espanyol, the Spanish village is in Barcelona. It offers a synthesis of all the Spanish architecture.
First built for the international exhibition of 1929, the Spanish village in the city of Barcelona of 49,000 square meters had to represent all the architecture of the Iberian Peninsula. It had to serve as an artisanal show window of Spain with its 117 buildings, cities and squares reproduce at the scale. But the village weirdly had an expiration date, the date of the end of the universal exhibition.
The four architects Ramon Reventós, Francesc Folguera, Xavier Nogués et Miquel Utrillo did several trips and collected a lot of pictures from more than 1600 cities and villages of Spain to be able to do the synthesis of the Spanish architecture.
The Poble Espanyol Barcelona was so successful that people protested against the destruction of the spanish village. Thus, el Poble Espanyol is still alive. It represents the architecture of all the diferent regions of Spain, it is the opportunity to see all the Spanish architecture for your spanish holiday in Barcelona.
What you can do in the Poble Espanyol:
The spanish village built on the collines of Montjuïc offers an incredible experience.
Many artisans are there to show you their arts, pottery, textil, leather, jewellery. It is a great place of shopping. The fondation Fran Daurel which is in the Poble Espanyol proposes an important collection of art (Picasso, Dali...)
You could walk free in the Poble Espanyol, discover the spanish architecture, the artisans, you will also find a lot of restaurants.
El Poble Espanyol is also a place to be for night life, it is open until 4 a.m. on Friday and 5 a.m. on Saturday.
Price of the entrance for the spanish village:
The ticket costs 8,90 euros for adults, 5,60 euros for children (<12 ans)
The night ticket costs 5,50 euros.
How get to the Poble Espanyol:
- By metro: ligne 1 and line 3, Espanya stop
- By bus: lignes 13, 50 and 61
No doubt, you will enjoy the spanish village for your Barcelona holiday.