Your Guide To: Poble Espanyol
Discover all of Spain at Poble Espanyol!
Located in Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol is an architectural museum that takes the form of a typical Spanish village.
Poble Espanyol’s 117 buildings were designed to represent 15 autonomous communities of Spain. The idea of Poble Espanyol is that you will be able to experience architecture and culture from each community within this compact village.
Start your visit by picking up a map at the information centre, just past the medieval entrance gate at Ávila.
Some highlights to make sure you see are the Plaza Mayor, the Dominican Monastery and the Andalusian quarter.
There are plenty of cafés, bars and shops to visit, with many different crafts and souvenirs on offer. Poble Espanyol is a great place to pick up Spanish ceramics and glassware.
The Fundació Fran Daurel is a popular spot. This museum is home to a varied collection of works by famous artists including Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. If you visit the Fundació, be sure to take a stroll around its sculpture garden.
Poble Espanyol is also home to some of Barcelona’s best nightlife with plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Your Guide To: The History
Poble Espanyol was built for the 1929 World Exhibition.
It was due to be destroyed at the end of the exhibition, but its popularity with visitors to Barcelona ensured that it survived through the years.
Combine Poble Espanyol with:
There is plenty to enjoy in the area of Montjuïc, so we recommend combining Poble Espanyol with one or more of the following:
- Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
- Castell de Montjuïc
- Fundació Joan Miró
- Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Adult: 11:00 EUR per person
Child: 11.00 EUR per person
Free entry for children aged five or under.
Duration: 90 minutes
Meeting Point: Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13
Times: On Monday from 9am to 8pm. From Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday from 9am to midnight. Friday from 9am to 3am. Saturday from 9am to 4am.
What you need to know:
Poble Espanyol hosts festivals and cultural events throughout the year. You can plan ahead and find out if there are any events taking place during your visit to Barcelona.
If you’re interested in shopping, the best time to visit Poble Espanyol is in the summer months. It’s busy, but all of the shops, restaurants and bars will be open. If you’re visiting for the architecture, you’ll have a quieter experience in the winter and early spring.