Poble Espanyol

From: Barcelona Travel Guide

See also: Parc GuellSagrada FamiliaNational Art Museum Of Catalonia Magic Fountain

Poble Espanyol
This unique site is an open air architectural museum that shows off the different styles of Spanish architecture that are found throughout the country which are replicated within this fascinating Spanish village.

This unique Spanish Village was originally built for the Barcelona International Exhibition and was designed by Spanish architects Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós and artists Miquel Utrillo and Xavier Nogués in 1929 and within the complex includes squares, streets, houses and shops.

At the entrance to the Poble Espanyol is a replica of the gate at Avilia which sets you up nicely for what else is inside. There are 117 buildings at the village that show unique replicas of typical houses from areas such as Andalusia, Basque Country, Castilla-La Mancha, Aragon and Catalonia with many of the regions crafts also on display within the shops.

The Poble Espanyol also contains several bars and cafes which also holds regular events such as live music and dance and is also open for much of the year.

Location Of Poble Espanyol
The Poble Espanyol is located at Montjuic at Avinguda Marquès de Comillas, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain and is a few hundred meters away from the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Magic Fountain.

Travel Guide
The Poble Espanyol can be reached by bus (13 and 150) alternatively the nearest subway is Hostafrancs (L1) or Tarragona (L3) which are both around a mile away from the entrance.