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Review of Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol
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Poble Espanyol Entrance Ticket in Barcelona with Optional Video Guide
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Poble Espanyol Private Tour in Barcelona
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Barcelona Highlights and Montserrat with Cogwheel Train Guided Day Tour
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“examples of spanish arcbitecture”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This 'village' was a few minutes walk from our hotel (behind the Arenas). The audioguide would have been useful but there were info signs on all the buildings and we had the map which showed which area of spain each building represented. Lots of souvrineer shops but also a few crafts people working, which was interesting.

Visited May 2014
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“It felt like Disneyworld”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

But with better architecture and food. "Open Mall" really sums it up, though. When I went there was an electronica music dance party on the grounds. Everywhere you went you could hear the thumping bass line. So that was weird and annoying. It was so crowded too. The one saving grace - the museum of modern artworks from a private collection. It's a fantastic collection. I would have stayed longer but the bass line was thumping through the walls of the museum!

Visited June 2014
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PobleEspanyol, Community manager at Poble Espanyol, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear AureliaRam

First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience in our museum whit the TripAdvisor Community.

We would like to apologize for not having filled your expectations but we want to point some things about your review. These events are very punctual and our museum has published the concert at the ticket office and our staff has communicated to all visitors for the possible inconvenience like noise or closed areas.

Finally I would like to thank you for your compliments to the private art collection Museum Fran Daurel.

We hope that in the future we can have the opportunity to show you how we work and how we make the visit of our visitants an unbelievable experience.

Best regards.
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Whitland, United Kingdom
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“Great views of Barcelona”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

A real sample of Spain if ever there was one, each new street taking its influence/design from the distinct regions of Spain, its well worth a walk, visiting the glass blowers, craftsman and other artists. At its hillside location, you also get great views over looking most of Barcelona. Take your camera, there are so many great vantage points to take pics of the area and also from within the 'village of the people' itself.

Visited October 2013
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israel
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“open mall”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

the place is like a food market.
restuarants all over the place ,nothing special to watch.
and it costs too to get in.
skip on it

Visited June 2014
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PobleEspanyol, Community manager at Poble Espanyol, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Menashelsrael
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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cairo
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“Original”
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.

Visited May 2014
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