Poble Espanyol literally means “Spanish village”. This open-air museum was built for the 1929 World Exhibition. It is an open-air museum in which Spain is represented in miniature. It is a village in which all kinds of different Spanish architectural styles are combined. With an area of 42,000 m2 and more than 100 buildings, the village is quite complete. There are even restaurants, shops, town halls, monasteries, gates, bell towers and churches placed to complete the village.
Have you passed a building you recognise? It could well be the case! In fact, there are many really famous Spanish sights that have been recreated. For example, you can admire a replica of the Puerta de San Vicente de Avila in Madrid. This is an old city gate where you can also enter the Poble Espanyol and buy your tickets. You can also visit the town hall of Valderrobres. You can admire this magnificent building from the inside and the outside. Also worth seeing is the bell tower of Utebo. This beautiful belfry with its characteristic style (a mixture of Mudejar and Gothic styles) is a unique attraction in the village. Other famous sights you may come across are, for example, the Romanesque monastery of Sant Miquel, the steps of Santiago, the medieval town gate of Montblanc or the Casa Consistorial de Sangüesa.
How to visit the Poble Espanyol?
This small Spanish village is located on the hill of Montjuïc, near the Palau Nacional. You can choose to reach this village on foot. It’s about a 20 to 30 minute walk (uphill). If you prefer to save your feet for a walk in the village itself, you can also choose to go to this village by bus (line 13, 23 or 150) or by funicular (kind of metro, line 2 or 3), Metro stop Espanya (line 1 and line 3)
Entrance fee: 14 euros ($17)
Opening hours: every day from 10am to 8pm
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13 08038 Barcelona