Timings : 9 AM to 12 AM on all days of the week
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Starting from EUR 12.60, ticket prices may vary. You can also get free access to the Poble Espanyol and many other attractions if you buy the Barcelona pass.
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Built in 1929 for an international exhibition, this open-air museum resembles an actual village. Literally translating to Spanish Village, this area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Barcelona. Situated a short distance from the iconic Montjuïc Fountains, the village is a unique combination of art and architecture.
Housing some incredible life-size renditions of Spanish buildings, Poble Espanyol is open all around the year. The restructured village has been made easy to explore and experience for tourists. From Andalusian settings to chapels influenced by Gothic architecture, the museum has all sorts of attractions. It was originally designed as part of the Barcelona International Exposition in 1929.
Although the Poble Espanyol was planned to be destroyed once the exhibition was over, the museum was preserved because of its great success. The village conducts various shows around the year including theatre, dance performances and gastronomic festivals. It can also be hired for private events like weddings.
From a Dominican monastery to an Andalusian barrio, this little makeshift village is a melting pot of the varied cultures in Spain. There are many group tours, some specific to children, which walk you through the annals of history. Poble Espanyol is a wonderful place to visit for a short while.
The circular Guinovart Space is surprisingly versatile. Designed by the famous artist Josep Guinovart, this installation is presided over by a giant sculpture. Spanning over many floors, the Guinovart space can be explored in about 5 to 10 minutes. The abundance of natural light streaming through the building makes it a perfect place for portrait photography.
The exhibit of San Miquel’s monastery is an exquisite example of Roman-Catalan architectures melding together. Created as a tribute to the influences of various cultures on Catalonia’s places of worship, the monastery overlooks the city of Barcelona. It can be hired out for weddings and other events.3. The Sculpture Garden
Set right next to the Monastery of San Miquel, the sculpture garden houses 36 contemporary sculptures. The garden melds open green spaces with artistic expression, making it a beautiful place to stop for a picnic or a quick rest. In the evenings the sculpture garden often hosts concerts and magic shows.
Over 50 craftsmen and artisans have set up shop in the village of Poble Espanyol. Their products range from brown glass and ceramics to jewellery and much more. Each piece holds some cultural meaning and is meant to represent the art form unique to specific regions of Spain. You can even watch the artists make handicrafts live in their workshops.
Timings for the handicraft workshops are as below:
Winter: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Summer: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Autumn and spring: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
While the historically specific Poble Espanyol may not seem like a great place to entertain children, the village authorities have been making efforts of late to make the exhibits more engaging and attractive for children. The village regularly conducts circuses, magic shows and other activities specifically for children, particularly on Sundays.
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