Located in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, and not far from the Montjuïc Magic Fountain, Poble Espanyol is one of the city's big attractions, thanks to the one-of-a-kind combination you'll find there of architecture, contemporary art, crafts, shops and food in car-free surroundings, making it great for the whole family.
Built for the 1929 International Expo and designed by the Modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this composite Spanish village is charming or kitsch depending on your taste, and features 117 reproductions of traditional buildings and squares from every region in Spain. In one space you can visit a typical Andalusían neighbourhood, walk a bit of the Camino de Santiago, see examples of monastic architecture, and so much more.
It's also a centre for crafts and shops that's open 365 days a year, where more than 20 artisans work every day, and you can watch them make unique pieces of pottery, glass, leather, jewellery, textiles....
Another of the highlights is the Fran Daurel Museum, which is home to more than 300 works by big names in the world of contemporary art such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró. The price of entry to the museum is free with paid entry into Poble Espanyol.
In an effort to keep up with changing times, in March 2018 Poble Espanyol added a new attraction. The Fiesta space is a large-format audiovisual installation that shows off big traditional celebrations and festivals around Spain, including the festival of San Fermin, La Patum, celebrations featuring 'castells' (human towers), the Tomatina festival, Holy Week and the Jaleo festival, among others. You'll find the 150-square-metre multimedia space with a mapping design in the Torre de Utebo, in Plaza Aragonesa.
You'll also find a wide variety of bars and restaurants all around Poble Espanyol that help you get to know the rich gastronomy of the country. And if the whether's nice, it's great to sit outside on one of the terraces to enjoy your drinks or meal.
What's more, every Sunday there's a different event on: theatre, dance, music, magic, games, craft workshops. And all year round there are special events for the family: Carnival, the Festival of Giants, the Puppet Festival, the Playmobil Fair, the Festa Mayor, the Medieval Fair, Christmas in the Poble Espanyol, Halloween, and new in 2016, 'De Flor en Flor', the first Festival of Flowers and Gardens in Barcelona.
|Venue name:||Poble Espanyol|
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
|Opening hours:||Village & restaurants Mon 9am-8pm; Tue-Thu 9am-midnight; Fri 9am-3am; Sat 9am-4am; Sun 9am-midnight. Shops Dec-May: Daily 10am-6pm; Jun-Aug: Daily 10am-8pm; Sep-Nov: Daily 10am-7pm.|
|Transport:||Espanya (M: L1, L3; FGC)|
|Price:||€12 adult; €7 kids ages 4-12 (kids 0-3 free); €5.60-€9.50 reduced; €33 family ticket. Night ticket €6.50. Combined ticket with MNAC €15|