Built for the 1929 International Exhibition, the spanish village (Poble Espanyol) was created from the desire to concentrate the soul of Spain in a single space. Today most of its constructions remain intact and are scale reproductions of buildings, squares and streets of different regions of Spain. Strolling through Poble Espanyol you’ll discover not only buildings, but also artisans you can watch live as they work, as well as viewing pieces of contemporary art by universal figures like Dalí, Picasso, Miró o Guinovart. And don't miss the new Feeling Spain audiovisual installations, which will take you on a virtual trip through the geography and the most authentic traditions of Spanish culture.
With a varied programme of events for the family and adult public, and shops, workshops, bars and restaurants open every day, Poble Espanyol is packed with life 365 days a year. Family activities, shows, music, cuisine...Poble Espanyol has everything you need to enjoy, on your own or in company, a day in the open air in unbeatable surroundings, without leaving Barcelona.
Spanish village (Poble Espanyol de Barcelona) in numbers
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Did you know that...
- Its creators visited 1,600 towns and villages of the Iberian Peninsula and Southern Portugal to choose the buildings to be represented at Poble Espanyol?
- It was intended that Poble Espanyol would be demolished when the 1929 International Exhibition was over, but it continued to function thanks to its great success and the good critical reviews it got?
- Some of the crockery and glassware in Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli restaurant came from the Glass Art Luesma-Vega workshop in Poble Espanyol?
- According to Michael Eisner, president of Walt Disney from 1984 to 2005, Poble Espanyol inspired the Disney theme parks?