Visiting El Poble Espanyol it's like seeing Spain in one day. You should take the guide and listen all the details about each province. The history of the place and the way it's built is amazing. There are many details for each of the provinces of Spain.
The "ugly" part is that it's a commercial place and if you pay attention to this you might not see the beautiful part.
One suggestion: don't visit El Poble Espanyol after 7 PM even if the price is smaller(half the price). The place is not that bright and the artisans are there only during the day. Here is a sample of what you can see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgTsLwMkh5Q
If you visit Barcelona, you shouldn't miss it!
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.
In the event I am correct what your site is leading you too, then that would be the Poble Espanyol de Montjuic which predominently would be various collection of many different styles of houses, homes, buildings of all over of Spain. It will appear as a small little barrio or a small tiny village (something like a suburbs or town. To would be well appreciated if one has been to many little towns, citys or suburbs of Spain that way you are able to relate to each of the interesting artistic as well as the architecture and character planned shown. However, remember don't let it fool you, you will be charged to see and enjoy it, as the saying goes "nothing is really free in this world". Personally I have been in Poble Espanyol about twice and both times I was just invited and someone paid for my entrance but all I can recall are shops and more shops and more coffee shops are now establishing. Personally I would rather spend my time elsewhere to think that there is so much interesting things to see and do unless you have been to all. Have a safe and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Since you will be here for the holidays, why not spare few Euros and buy a ticket of EL GORDO do you all know, you tourists, that El Gordo has the largest prize pool of any and all of lottery in the whole wide world. According to the media, well, last year totaling over two billion euros! So, don't you think it's all worth putting aside few box as the saying goes "YOU NEVER KNOW" or You can't win it if your not in it! Oh! one more thing you can even purchase your EL GORDO through internet...isn't that great! GOOD LUCK TO ALL VT'ers! :) :) :) :) CHEERS!
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!
The Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) was built for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona on the Montjuïc hill. Its aim was to show visitors a representative sample of Spanish architecture.
Several of Poble Espanyol's buildings are exact reproductions of existing buildings, while other merely represent a specific architectural style.
In 1988 the village was renovated and several attractions were added. There is now a focus on traditional arts with artisans creating glass, decorative paintings, ceramics, embroidery, and many other handmade objects in about 40 workshops. The village also features a number of bars, restaurants, shops and even some nightclubs.
In my opinion, there is nice, ... if you like architecture, and handicraft ... or you like just walk on the fine-looking streets.
Before I wisit Poble Espanyol, I read very much the suggestions, that it is the best place to buy the souvenirs. Now I have not sure ... is it right.
Yes, you can buy lot of hand made souvenirs, but there are not lot of them, which signed with name of place, where it bought.
I personally collect (buying on travel) the cups for vodka. And I searched them in Poble Espanyol too. I didn't find them with name of Spain, Barcelona or even Poble Espanyol.
So, mu experience from Barcelona trip is - when you find souvenir for you and you like it, then start drive a bargain and buy it. You don't find the better place to buy it.
Children aged under 4 free
Adult * 8,00
Children (aged 4 to 12) * 5,00
Family (2 adults + 2 children aged 4 to 12) *
The accredited extended families will be able to enter with all children (up to 12 years)
Students * 6,00
Pensioners (+65) * 6,00
Group (+15 people) 5,50
Joint MNAC + El Poble Espanyol ticket
The ticket price includes the visit to the Poble Espanyol and the visit to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the MNAC 12,00
Friend's Pass for Families *
The accredited extended families will be able to enter with all children (up to 12 years) 30,00
Night ticket 5,00
* Sale advanced in ServiCaixa
Monday: 9:00 - 20:00
From Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 - 02:00
Friday: 9:00 - 04:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 05:00
Sunday : 9:00 -24:00
24th desember: 09:00 - 20:00
25th desemer: 09:00 - 14:00
1st january: 13:00 - 20:00
From January, 7th to February, 3th, Monday to Thursday, the Poble will be closed at 8 p.m.
CRAFTSHOPS AND SHOPS
Winter and spring: 10:00 - 18:00
Summer: 10:00 - 20:00
Autom: 10:00 - 19:00
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