Poble Espanyol BarcelonaMy rating: 4 stars+ For architects and fans of architecture: Here, you can take a walk through all of Spain and look at examples of all its architectural eras. You’ll also learn a lot about several crafts (glass blowers, for instance), who present their work here.
- Some visitors might find this a bit monotonous.
Note: Events are hosted here on summer evenings. There’s a club, and the Tablao de Carme has its Flamenco Show here...
Last updated: 27 Feb 2020 | Celine Mülich
Price of admission: €12.60 (online) €14(on site) reduced prices: €6.30 (children between the age of 4 - 12), free admission for children under the age of 4 €9 senior citizens €10.50 students €20 Combo ticket: Poble Espanyol + MNAC €36 Family-Ticket: 2 adults + 2 children (4-12) €7 Night ticket
BarcelonaCard: 20% reduced admission (buy online) Video guide: €3
How to get there: L1 (red line), L3 (green line): Placa Espanya and a short walk or take the Bus 11, 50, 61 to Poble Espanyol
And what's there to see?
The “Spanish Village” in Barcelona was opened as part of the World’s Fair of 1929. You can visit 117 reconstructed houses and streets in an area of 49,000 square meters (over 525,000 square feet!) from all over Spain. The white houses, typical of Andalucía, Catalan buildings from the 16th century and Majorcan finca buildings can all be seen here.
Open workshops give you an idea of the art of blowing glass, and a variety of restaurants will allow you to take a break, should you want one. You’ll also find the Fundacio Fran Daurel here.
The Poble Espanyol is even worth a visit in the evening hours – open air films, flamenco performances, and dancing often take place here. Click for more information.
Photogallery of Poble Espanyol Barcelona
A history of the Poble Espanyol
The idea for this village was conceived by the architect Puig i Cadafalch, who is also responsible for the Casa Amatller and the Placa Espanya.
The village was built within 13 months, and was initially intended to last only as long as the World’s Fair (meaning six months). However, the village became so popular and successful that it remains available to the public to this day. It also became the model for the “Poble Espanyol” built on Majorca in 1967.