Where can you visit the whole of Spain in just one village? In the charming Poble Espanyol. Located in Montjuïc, this 49,000m2 open-air museum provides an escape to a picturesque Spanish village without ever leaving the city.
History of Poble Espanyol
This Spanish village was built in 1929 for the World Fair to bring together the architectural styles from across Spain into one village. Although it was only supposed to last for 6 months. Due to its popularity, the village has remained open ever since. From Andalucia to the Balearic Islands all the way up to the Basque region. 177 streets, squares and buildings have been reproduced, some are exact replicas others based on a particular architectural style.
There is a lot to see and do in the Spanish village itself including artisan shops and workshops, bars, restaurants, a contemporary art museum, a sculpture garden, culinary workshops and Flamenco shows. There are about 40 artisan shops and workshops such as glass making, jewelry, ceramics, embroidery and delicatessen products. During the summer months, the village often hosts various concerts and events. The Daurel Foundation of Contemporary Art Museum offers temporary art exhibitions. You can wander through the sculpture garden viewing the 27 contemporary sculptures on the show and also get a great view of the city of Barcelona.
With so many activities on offer in the quaint Poble Espanyol, you will find it very easy to spend the whole day here.
New stage and multimedia project 2018
This year a modernization process culminates with the incorporation of new technologies and interactive spaces into the tour that allows the Poble to speak to its visitors about landscapes, traditions and folklore.
3 new audiovisual attractions have been added this year to the visit: new technologies and interactive spaces that generate emotions, enrich the content and make the visit much more dynamic and didactic have been incorporated into the tour.
1. Welcome Area
Equipped with 8 interactive screens of 1.5 meters high with all the necessary information to plan the visit and learn about the history of Poble Espanyol. Between its differential features, you will find videos, photographs, activities, a questionnaire, etc.
2. Feeling Spain
There are 5 immersive audiovisual spaces created with the aim of making the visitor discover the diversity of the landscape and of the cultural wealth of Spain in a very close way. These facilities recreate the essence of 5 different areas: Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Mediterranean, the North, the Way of Saint James, the South and the Landscapes of Quixote (Center). Equipped with high definition screens, these spaces combine the audiovisual experience with other sensorial experiences such as smell.
3. Party Spain
This installation of 150 square meters recreates by means of a large format mapping the most emblematic popular festivals of the Spanish geography grouped by concepts: euphoria, courage, fire, spirituality and color. A spectacular set invites visitors to an audiovisual trip that will take them to such popular festivals as the Patum de Berga, the Tomatina de Buñol (Valencia), the Castells (Catalonia), the Andalusian Holy Week, the Sanfermines of Pamplona or Es Jaleo of Menorca.
Monday: 9 am to 8 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 9 am to midnight
Friday: 9 am to 3 am
Saturday: 9 am to 4 am
Adults: €12,60 (online), 14€ (at the entrance)
Children (under 12): € 6.30 (7,00€ at the entrance)
Over 65s: €9,00
Free admission for children under 4
Video guide: 3,00€ (3,50€ at the ticket office) – A 20€ deposit will be required for the video guide.
Gymkhana visit for families: 4,00€ (5,70€ at the ticket office)
How to get there:
Address: Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
Metro: L1, L3 (Espanya) then 10 minutes’ walk or you can take the number 13 or the 50 bus from Plaza Espanya.
For more information, check the official website!