If you are visiting Barcelona and you want to learn more about Spanish architecture but don’t have enough time, Poble Espanyol is the solution that you’re looking for. An architectural museum where you can visit the most characteristic atmosphere of Spain without leaving our city. Do you want to discover it? Follow us and you won’t get lost!
The architectural museum of Barcelona is composed by 117 buildings in real size and nearly 50,000 square meters and was created for the International Exhibition of 1929. Although in the beginning the idea was that Poble Espanyol was open only during this international event, the great reception that it had, it became one of the most popular tourist attractions.
Walking through its streets, it is easy to imagine that you are in many places miles awayfrom Barcelona; Castilla squares, white and cozy streets of Andalusia and the Renaissance Town Hall Vallderobres (Aragon). Don’t look for the most famous buildings of the Spanish geography because you won’t find it, however you will find the most tipycal buildings and architectural styles in Spanish cities and towns.
The buildings and streets are completed with three contemporary art spaces; Fran Daurel Museum, where you can enjoy works of the best representatives of Spanish art like Picasso, Miró and Dalí, the Guinovart Space dedicated to abstract art of the painter and sculptor Josep Guinovart and the sculpture garden with an impressive viewpoint from where you can enjoy Barcelona’s skyline.
The craftsmanship is still alive inside the walls
Probably when you travel to a city you find shopping streets which are very similar and offer the same brands and stores. Poble Espanyol offers a more original alternative: across its streets you will discover more than 30 artisans working by hand to offer unique and quality pieces.
Inside the walls of Poble Espanyol you can also find restaurants if you want to recharge your batteries or refresh with a drink.
Poble Espanyol doesn’t close at night
If you woke up late and want to stay up until sunset, you should know that, especially in the Summer, Poble Espanyol doesn’t close its doors at night. Inside the enclosure there are two nightclubs; La Terrrazza, a club located in a typical Majorcan manor house, and Input, a Baroque palace that hosts sessions of electronic music and techno. Moreover in its Major square has hosted concerts by famous artists like Pet Shop Boys, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan or Jamiroquai.
On Summer evenings you can also enjoy the outdoor Mecal shortfilm Festival, the Blues nights and the outdoor cinema with karaoke Sing along with films like Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing or Grease.
The Poble Espanyol entry costs 10.40 for adults (5.60 from 20 hours) but it doesn’t include tickets to the clubs, shows or concerts.
Now that you know everything about Poble Espanyol prepare your trip through Spain without leaving Barcelona! Here’s the map in case you want to prepare your own route.