It’s the 90th anniversary of Poble Espanyol and we wanted to show you a fantastic journey in Barcelona.
The creation of this enclosure was carried out for the first time for the International Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929, but because of its architectural and cultural beauty, it was not demolished at the end of the exhibition, instead it was kept as a tourist attraction.
Over the years it has been adapted for different needs, going from being a site that represents the different cultures of Spain, to a prison camp during the civil war.
Journey in Poble Espanyol in Barcelona
Thanks to its location on the mountain of Montjuic, we can go by walk or by public transport. By bus, to the same entrance of the enclosure (Line 150), or by subway from Plaza España to enjoy the wonderful walk along Francesc Ferrer and Guàrdia Avenue.
Once you arrive at the site, you only have to buy a ticket, if you have not already bought it online, and enter to enjoy a space full of culture and interactive activities to feel closer to each region of Spain.
You have different types of tickets:
• Normal subscription: € 6.50
• Family Pack: € 36.00 includes admission for two adults and two children from 4 to 12 years old.
• Spanish Village + MNAC: € 20
• Spanish town at night: € 6.30 from 8:00 p.m.
The space is open 365 days a year. Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 24 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Once inside you can take maps of the site to guide you through the regional areas of Spain.
In addition to the architectural differences, you will also find different shops and souvenirs set in the area where they are located so that you do not lose memories of the detail, or the opportunity to bring home a souvenir of any region of Spain. You will also find restaurants specialized in the typical foods of each region. You can feel as if you were in the middle of Madrid, you can eat in the Plaza Mayor surrounded by the most realistic views.
Inside the enclosure there are two experiences that you cannot miss that are included in the ticket. One is a FIESTA experience, a short film about 10 minutes that explains the main parties in the country, the Castellers, the San Fermines, the Tomatina among others.
And the other experience you can’t miss are the interactive panels with complementary information that you find along the paths of the different regions.
Located in the back area of the FIESTA space, is the Fran Daurel Museum of Contemporary Art, where you will find a private collection of which you cannot take photographs because of its exclusivity.
Enjoy works by the great Pablo Picasso, Dalí or Joan Miró in a modernist space on a Journey in Poble Espanyol in Barcelona
Without a doubt, my advice is to go with a good camera (or Smartphone that takes good photographs), to get the audio guide that is available in several languages (ES, CA, FR, IN, DE, CH), and enjoy an afternoon or night according to the activity that you reserve, alone or with friends.
Do not forget to go through the area of the sculptural garden and enjoy the fantastic viewpoint overlooking the skyline of Barcelona.
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