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Poble Espanyol
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Poble Espanyol Entrance Ticket in Barcelona with Optional Video Guide
Ranked #103 of 750 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Poble Espanyol in Barcelona was constructed for the World Exposition of 1929 with the intention of demonstrating the architecture and essence of the Spanish culture. It was not so much a question of recreating symbolic buildings, but rather of recreating a traditional Iberian town that represents the buildings, squares and streets of different places in Spain. Although the initial plan was to disassemble it after the event, its huge public success and critical acclaim resulted in it being maintained until today as one of the most attractive things to do in Barcelona. A few metres away from the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, at Poble Espanyol you can observe popular architectural richness and discover the culture, traditions, scenery, folklore and gastronomy of the different regions of Spain through five immersive experiences that will awake each of your senses. Art enthusiasts must visit Fran Daurel Museum: a private collection of more than 300 works by leading figures of contemporary art, including Picasso, Miró, Dalí and Chillida. Entrance to the museum is included in general admission. Open 365 days a year, Poble Espanyol is one of the most important craft centres in Spain where you can purchase unique items and admire live the work of artisans who work with different materials, including glass, leather, textiles, ceramics and jewellery, among others. This is a unique opportunity to discover all of Spain in one relaxing space!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is my second visit and really enjoyed it, the weather was great.
It is a kind of village of houses made with the style of each region of Spain. It was built in the early 1900 for a fair which took place in Barcelona, and they decided to keep it. Well worth it, it is situated on your way to the mountain at a beautiful green area.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This site is made up of representative buildings that mirror the different provinces of Spain. It is my understanding that it was originally created for the 1929 World's Fair, and while destined for destruction it survived by popular demand. It allows one the snapshot of Spain with the different architecture and the color of those regions. The bonus includes fine restaurants that represent the different areas, giving one both a sampling of their local food, set with a backdrop of their region yielding the flavor of Spain.

1  Thank 4cents-worth
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Like many tourists in Barcelona I was completely lured into visiting the 'Spanish Village'.. paying an entrance fee to wander round shops, cafes and buildings pretty much the same as the ones you can see for free around Barcelona is something that I will not do again!! A cute enclosed 'village' but a complete waste of money, I spent around half an hour there before visiting other (free and better...) attractions in Barcelona. Like many, I was under the impression that 'for 11 euros it must be something special!' No.. its not. Don't go.

2  Thank Chalha123
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PobleEspanyol, Community manager at Poble Espanyol, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Chalha123,
Thank you very much for your visit and for sending us your comments. These we find of great use because they help us to constantly improve. We regret that your visit was not to your satisfaction. Although we now can’t put the clock back, we'd like to explain what the Poble Espanyol is and what we should have conveyed to you during your visit.
The Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition. It was created with the plan of destroying it at the end of the exhibition but thanks to its great social success, it has been kept until now. It has a great architectural value where 117 buildings are reproduced from virtually the entire Peninsula. It is not intended to reproduce the most important or emblematic buildings but to be a sample of popular architecture and reproduce the structure of a typical village in Spain.
Within our grounds you can find more than 30 workshops of artisans who work the leather, glass, iron, ceramic... making unique pieces. In addition, we have the Fran Daurel Museum which is home to more than 300 works of key contemporary artists such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Guinovart, Tàpies among many others.
With our gastronomic offers we hope the visitor will find the right place to savour one of the many typical dishes of Spain in a pleasant and quiet surrounding.
We are currently working hard to make sure that we are able to convey to our Poble Espanyol visitors the true meaning of the place. By the end of July we estimate that this will have finished and we'd love if you could give us another opportunity to show you our improved approach.
Best regards.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Life size replica of places from all over Spain. Good place to have an idea of Spanish architect. well stocked souvenir shops. But please note if you don't know Spanish , ask for English map (which is rarely available at information center). Audio Guide will help a lot to understand the significance of replicas.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

As the name says, Spanish village is a place where you can see different styles (architecture, artisans, food) from different parts of Spain. If you are on hop on - hop off bus, it is on the route, so you can visit it on your way around Barcelona. Yes, entry fee is expensive for what you get, restaurant prices are tourist prices, but what is worth to see is a number of artisans making and selling their products...

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