poble espanyol

visit all of spain in one place

the spanish village

Poble Espanyol origins 

Poble Espanyol was built for the 1929 Barcelona Expo as a showcase of Spanish architecture and culture. It was the brainchild of local Catalan architect Puig Cadafalch. He entrusted his plan to four men, Ramon Reventós and Francesc Folguera, both architects, Xavier Nogués, a painter and Miquel Utrillo an art critic. Together they embarked on a remarkable journey that took them to over 600,000 sites across Spain.

The result was Poble Espanyol. 117 different buildings representing 15 autonomous regions of the country. The Geography boffins amongst you will have spotted that Spain has 17 autonomous regions, well in 1929 La Rioja wasn’t recognised as a seperate region and the chaps didnt have enough cash to visit the Canary Islands, so they both got left out. (They also didn’t have time to visit the council building in Mallorca, so asked for photos to be sent. The black and white pics duly arrived and they guessed at the actual colour and got it wrong! Local bylaws prevent any changes to colour or structure inside the site, so it is still painted wrong today!)

The whole thing was such a success that instead of the planned demolition after the Expo, the site was preserved.

Lots to do!

Apart from strolling the narrow streets or enjoying the views out over Barcelona, this Spanish Village has a host of other things to offer the visitor. There are the obligatory bars and restaurants of course, but also art and craft studios, a flamenco show, a top notch art gallery, lots of boutiques and a nightclub. In addition there are regular live events, everything from concerts to carnivals and even its own beer festival!

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the steets

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local church

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entrance keep

Poble Espanyol & GoCar Barcelona


explore the catalan capital
per person


a three hour tour
per person

opening times

open 365 days of the year


09.00 > 20.00


09.00 > 00.00


09.00 > 00.00


09.00 > 00.00


09.00 > 03.00


09.00 > 04.00


09.00 > 00.00

poble espanyol ticket/tour prices 2019

basic entry day

Located in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, very near the Montjuïc Fountains, Poble Espanyol reveals the diversity of Spain in a pleasant and peaceful stroll.

basic entry night

Poble Espanyol by Night  time access: from 8pm 

basic ticket + MNAC

Combined ticket to Poble Espanyol and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, two of the most emblematic spots of Montjuïc.

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