Built for the 1929 Exhibition and designed by the Modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this composite Spanish village is charming or kitsch depending on your taste, and features reproductions of traditional buildings and squares from every region in Spain. The cylindrical towers at the entrance are copied from the walled city of Ávila and lead on to a typical Castilian main square; from here, visitors can explore a tiny whitewashed street from Arcos de la Frontera in Andalucía, then head to the 16th-century House of Chains from Toledo. There are numerous bars and restaurants, a flamenco tablao and more than 60 shops selling Spanish crafts. Outside, street performers re-create snippets of Catalan and Spanish folklore.
|Venue name:||Poble Espanyol||Contact:|
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
|Opening hours:||Village & restaurants 9am-8pm Mon; 9am-midnight Tue-Thur and Sun; 9am-3am Fri; 9am-4am Sat. Shops Dec-May 10am-6pm daily. June-Aug 10am-8pm daily. Sept-Nov 10am-7pm daily|
|Transport:||Espanya (M: L1,L3; FGC)|
|Price:||€11; €6.25-€9.90 reductions; €25 family ticket; free under-4s. Night ticket €6.50. Combined ticket with MNAC €15|