Poble Espanyol
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One of the most original and frequented attractions in Barcelona is Poble Espanyol, which translates into English as ‘Spanish Town’. Its name says it all – it’s a large, unique open-air space in which buildings and architectural elements that are representative of various Spanish cities and towns have been recreated as full-scale replicas.

All about Poble Espanyol

Just like many other places of interest that are iconic of Barcelona, Poble Espanyol was built at the foot of Montjuïc Mountain in preparation for the International Exposition that took place in 1929 in the city. The idea from this curious attraction came from the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and in spite of the fact that the idea was to take it down at the end of the Exposition, because of its popularity in the end the city’s officials decided to keep it there.

Poble Espanyol

The visit

Within the grounds that the Poble Espanyol occupies, totalling nearly 50,000m2, there are 117 constructions (amongst them monuments, streets, bridges, churches, squares and buildings) originating from various towns and cities from throughout Spain. But now it’s not just an outdoor architectural museum, because just as if it were a small town, you’ll find characteristic elements such as regional souvenir shops in which you can taste and purchase gastronomic products, or where you can buy a flamenco outfit or mementos from El Quijote. There are also various craft shops and studios (specializing in glass, leather, jewellery, puppets etc) as well as cafes, bars and restaurants that serve specialities from all over Spain.

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In buying your Poble Espanyol tickets online you will avoid the queues that sometimes form at the ticket offices, as well as benefitting from a 15% discount on the total cost of your tickets. Once you’ve made the purchase you’ll need to print the reservation confirmation and take it on the day of your visit.

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Night visit to Poble Espanyol

During the summer months Poble Espanyol extends its opening hours and changes its leisure and entertainment activities on offer. So, even though some shops are closed, bars and discos are open. Also, there are usually other leisure and entertainment activities organised during the summer evenings. Without a doubt, the night visit to Poble Espanyol is one of the most refreshing activities during summer in Barcelona.

Poble Espanyol by night

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Bars, venues, discos, events, etc.

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A curiosity

The grounds were used for the filming of one of the largest European blockbusters, ‘Perfume’. One of the opening scenes as well as the magnificent final scene took place in Poble Espanyol’s Plaza Mayor.


Some of the constructions that have been reproduced

Torre de Utebo (UTEBO)
Puerta de San Vicente (ÁVILA)
Las Arcadas (SANGÜESA)
Monasterio de Sant Miquel (CATALUNYA)
Paço de los Fefinhans (PONTEVEDRA)
Calle Cuna (ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA – CÁDIZ)
Casa de los Celdrán (MURCIA)
Porche Ayuntamiento Valderrobres (VALDERROBRES)
The Sant Miquel Romanesque Monastery

In spite of what you might think when you first see it, the Sant Miquel Romanesque Monastery, which can be found in one of the far corners of the Poble Espanyol grounds, isn’t actually a replica of a monastery that exists, but it has architectural elements of various monasteries from throughout Catalunya (Santa Maria de Porqueres, Sant Benet de Bages, Sant Genís de Taradell, etc.).

Monastery Sant Miquel

Events and activities

The main central square of Poble Espanyol and other spaces such as the covered area are ideal stages for all sorts of events, some of which are free of charge and others you’ll need to pay to attend. As you might expect, there are more events in the summer when the good weather arrives.

Some of the events and activities that take place

MecalAir: International Festival of Short Films
Brunch -in the City (Electronic music)
Concerts
La Terrrazza Nightclub
Gastronomic activities
Children’s activities
New Year’ Eve party

Every 31st December Poble Espanyol organises a New Year’s Eve party. This takes place in two separate covered stages, the marquee in Plaza Mayor and the nightclub in the exhibition area. Thanks to the great music and lively atmosphere, there’s no doubt that you’ll have a fantastic time celebrating at this party, in which you’ll find a mix of tourists who are spending their Christmas holidays in Barcelona and locals who are bringing the year to a close in style.

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Address

Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Barcelona.

Opening times

Winter: from 10:00 to 18:00.

Summer: from 10:00 to 20:00.

Spring and autumn: from 10:00 to 19:00.

Entry price

Adults: €12.

Children (from 4 to 12 years old): €7

Senior citizens: €8.40.

Students: €9.50.

Other discounts: There are other types of discount available, and we recommend asking for further information at the ticket office.

How to get there

Metro: Espanya (lines 1 and 3).

Bus: Lines 13, 50, 61 and tourist bus.

By foot: You can arrive on foot if you’re already in the Montjuïc Mountain area.

Nearby places of interest

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Mirador del’Alcalde
Montjuïc Castle
Palau Sant Jordi
Fundació Joan Miró

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