If you don't know much of Spain, and have no time to visit it, this touristy park will allow you a glimpse of its architecture and ambiances.
I do like Spain, and, believe me, it is much more interesting to visit the "real thing" in the "real place", with the "real people". But...OK, take your time.
Back on the Bus again and only until the next stop. I had read about the Poble Espanyol and decided to visit and make up my own mind about it. We didn't pay the extra to see a Flamenco show.
Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition as the pavilion dedicated to art. It is an open air model of a Spanish Village, containing 117 buildings, streets and squares which were all reproduced to scale.
I loved this village! It was so pretty, and then there were all the craft shops that I enjoyed browsing in. Top quality, and top price!
There are plenty of different shops, ones that sell souvenirs, and Restaurant's and Cafes. We found plenty of interest and just enjoyed strolling the streets and browsing the shops.
To us, it was a very pleasant area to spend quite a bit of time.
Entrance fee in 2011...Adult....... 9,50 €
Children (aged 4 to 12)............. 5,60 €
The “Spanish Village” could be called as an ethnographical village, representing different Spanish architecture styles and crafts. It was built in 1929 for an International Exhibition. After it ended there was decision to take it away, but popularity of Poble Espaniol was very big, so place was left untouched till these days. Here you could see only copies of famous Spanish buildings, including Andalusia white houses or other popular sites.
At the entrance the brochure is given, where you could see plan of village and main sights described. Most buildings house a souvenir shop, restaurant, and gallery, so on.
The ticket is about 9 euros for an adult.
Well, for starters, this doesn't have enough information. It's very short and brief, but how are the readers supposed to really understand the beauty of Poble Espanyol de Montjuic if there's only 2 sentences there? Come on guys!
Just off one side of the Poble Espanyol (along the street), is a very interesting sculpture garden. To go to the garden, you have to exit the Portanl d'en Bover and go down a few steps. I don't know it they change the exhibit to show different artists from time to time, but at the time of our visit, we saw some intriguing, finely-executed, and quite dramatic pieces of art. We were there at nighttime, and the lighting added to the impact.
Most people miss this part of Poble Espanyol, as they stick to the streets and the main sights. It's worth visiting, especially in the evening.
That's Espanyol with a "y"! This attraction is a simulation of a European village and has different types of little shops that sell different types of handicrafts. This place also has a little park with sculptures. This place also has good views of Barcelona and is a stone's throw from a lot of other attractions. If you're riding the sightseeing bus, then use the coupon that's inside the discount booklet that's provided to take a couple of Euros off the entrance fee (8 Euros normally). A clever museum. I'll spare you the history of the place seeing as how you must visit and explore it for yourself!
El Poble was the site of the 1929 International Exhibition and has interesting reproductions of buildings and street scenes from the 15 regions of Spain. If your short on time and would like to experience just a little of the magic of Spanish architecture, then El Poble is the place to head to.
Its more than a collection of buildings.
El Poble has an amazing array of hand crafts to see and buy, with over 40 craft shops, but wait there's more, as the TV advert screams - plenty for the kids to do and see and yes, plenty of food and drinks too.
Allow at least 3 hours to visit to El Poble - and much more if you get into a buying frenzy - LOL
Admittance charges, audio guide available, seniors discount card accepted
Poble Espanyol is a rather small but entertaining open air museum in the Montjuic hill area.
The open air museum features architectures from different parts of Spain and in the large square you can sit and eat snacks while soaking the sun.
There are many shops in the complex selling crafts and souvenirs.
On a good sunny day it's a lot of fun coming here; just be prepared and bring a bottle of water since the hike up the hill will leave you thirsty :)
Admission to the complex costs 7.5 Euro for adults.
It is open daily from 9am until 10pm on Mondays and until past midnight on other days.
Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) was my first stop on my walk around the Olympic area.
It is described as Spain in Miniature and was originally built for the 1929 International Exhibition. In 1988 the village was renovated and new attractions were added.
It contains recreations of several Spanish buildings most of which are used as shops and restaurants.
Several of Poble Espanyol's buildings are exact reproductions of existing buildings, others are a representation of a specific architectural style.
An adult ticket costs 7.50 Euro
It's called Spanish village with different style of houses and architecture from different parts of Spain. Full of small lanes and yard. Many local craft shops where you can find tradionally made Spanish goods and artworks by local artists.
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