El Poble Espanyol

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INFO El Poble Espanyol is an open-air architectural museum designed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition and is located at Avinguda del Marquès de Comillas, 13, on Montjuїc in Barcelona, Spain. The museum was the... ... read more

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El Poble Espanyol is an open-air architectural museum designed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition and is located at Avinguda del Marquès de Comillas, 13, on Montjuїc in Barcelona, Spain. The museum was the brainchild of Josep Puig i Cadafalch and was designed by architects Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós to be the ideal Spanish village. The 117 buildings, streets, and squares that occupy 42,000 square meters of space are all reproductions of buildings located in the various regions of Spain. Poble Espanyol was destined to be demolished after the six month exhibition; however, due to its success, the decision was overruled and El Poble Espanyol is still open as a museum.

Shopping in El Poble Espanyol is unique as shoppers can browse jewelry, sweets, textiles, and many other items from the various regions of Spain. There are also several restaurants in El Poble Espanyol where shoppers can relax after enjoying the activities at El Poble Espanyol which include glass-blowing workshops and wine tastings. There are various family activities at El Poble Espanyol such as puppet shows and arts and crafts activities. Some evenings, there are concerts at El Poble Espanyol. Past events at El Poble Espanyol include a Salsa and Latin Jazz Festival and Montjuїc de Nit. Past performers at El Poble Espanyol include Portishead and The Beach Boys.

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Travel around Spain in the same place
Sol B. Jul 8, 2013
El Poble Espanyol is basically a replica of different places in Spain. Mostly architecture replicas, like a smaller Madrid's Famous "Plaza Mayor" and typical streets and houses of Andalucia. There are small art museums inside, shops and restaurants. It's in a way a "themed park", like Epcot, where there are replicas of different countries. I would recommend it specially for people that it's not going to travel around Spain, and wants to get an impression of different places and some "Spanish culture". The best way to get there is by taking the Touristic Bus (which is great to go around town and visit the touristic places)
Loveable tourist trap
Jody P. Dec 12, 2012
Poble Espanyol pretty much defines tourist trap, but I love it anyway. It was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition and was supposed to be destroyed afterwards but wasn't because it was so popular. It is basically a miniature city (miniature in square footage - the buildings are all normal size). Each building in poble espanyol is a copy of a building in some other region in spain and all the regions are represented. In the buildings, there are different (overpriced) shops that contain goods from all over spain. There are restaurants inside and places where you can taste chocolate, wine, and/or olive oil. They also have glass-blowing and art exhibitions inside poble espanyol. Over the summer, I went to one of the many festivals that is held within poble espanyol. There is a huge "square" inside where they set up a stage and it makes a really amazing concert venue. Even though this place is touristy, it still makes for a fun day.
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