Poble Espanyol

Last modified: 
20/08/2019 - 10:36
Type: 
Other buildings and emblematic monuments

The Poble Espanyol is an open-air museum that was built in 1929 on the occasion of the Barcelona International Exhibition. This village of 49,000 m2 and 117 buildings at life-size, is a sample of the main architectural styles of fifteen Autonomous Communities of Spain (Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Comunidad Valenciana, Extremadura, Galicia , Balearic Islands, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre and the Basque Country). In addition, in Poble Espanyol, you will find 40 handicraft shops, restaurants, shows with flamenco as the protagonist and the Fran Daurel contemporary art museum. The village square itself becomes, on occasions, a space for concerts of all musical styles and other events.

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The anecdote

The Spanish Village was built to last six months, that is, the duration of the Exhibition for which it was built. After the end of the Exhibition the idea was to demolish it but it was so successful that it has reached our days and is one of the main tourist attractions in Barcelona.

The promoter of the Poble Espanyol

The idea of ​​the construction of the Poble Espanyol was the famous modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, designer of one of the most famous buildings of Catalan modernism, Casa Amatller. However, the project was carried out by the architects Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós, and the artists Xavier Nogués and Miquel Utrillo, who traveled all over the country to take photographs, write notes and make drawings. With all the material they collected, they designed the site and all the buildings.

Schedule to visit the Poble Espanyol in 2019

The Poble Espanyol is open every day but keep in mind that the hours of the artisan shops and the shops are different.

Schedule of the enclosure

  • Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Schedule of workshops and shops

  • Winter from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Summer from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Fall and Spring from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Where is it?

City: 
Barcelona
Area: 
Sants Montjuïc
Zip code: 
08038
Address: 
Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13

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