Film shoots

Hiring venues

Indoor areas, streets, squares and countless spots can make good locations for films, advertising spots, video clips, photo sessions, etc.

Poble Espanyol is an authentic paradise for technicians in film locations: every nook is different and unique! The thematic arrangement of our precinct gives each space a unique personality, which can be appreciated not only in outdoors but also in indoors places. And this diversity of settings provides many operational benefits for shooting comfortably, maintaining faithfully the specifications of the script. That is why those who are looking for renting venues for film shooting in Barcelona value our precinct, not only because it looks beautiful and real through the camera, but also because of the facilities they find on backstage. Movies, series, video clips, advertising spots, etc. The video recordings that can be made here are many and very varied ones.

With the option of making the locations private and with no need to close them to traffic, process occupation permits or hire generators.



At El Poble Espanyol we do not have exclusive rights with any providers



Main Square

The largest and most emblematic space in the precinct adapts to any type of event and activity, whether by day or by night. A replica of the Castilian square of Riaza in Segovia, it’s ideal for large festivals, street parties, concerts, banquets, film shoots, etc. It’s one of Barcelona's most exceptional open-air venues, but it can also be covered if necessary.

Main Square

Valderrobres Town Hall

Undoubtedly one of the most surprising locations in Poble Espanyol and the most majestic and solemn. It’s made up of the Noble Hall, a reproduction of the Palace of the Autonomous Government of Valencia and by two Renaissance porches, replicated from Valderrobres Town Hall (Aragon). The hall is perfect for receptions, banquets, meetings, film shoots or presentations.

Valderrobres Town Hall

The marquee and picnic area

Spacious, airy and versatile, the Marquee reliably performs several functions: banquet and conference hall, film or television set, catwalk, etc.

The marquee and picnic area

Monastery of Sant Miquel

An example of Romanesque monastic architecture, it is made up of a conjunction of elements from different Catalan monasteries and surrounded by gardens with impressive views over Barcelona. It has a chapel, a cloister, a hall for banquets or meetings, a sculpture garden and an independent entrance that permits maximum exclusivity and privacy.

Monastery of Sant Miquel

Baluard and Sculpture Garden

Very near the Monastery of Sant Miquel there are two venues where nature and art blend harmoniously thanks to the presence of various sculptures by 20th-centry Spanish artists. Both Bulwark Square and the Sculpture Garden provide spectacular views of Barcelona. The two open-air venues are an incomparable setting for small-format concerts and cocktail parties, among other possibilities.

Baluard and Sculpture Garden

Guinovart Space

Surprising and versatile. That’s the Guinovart Space, a circular building presided over by a giant sculpture of the renowned artist Josep Guinovart. Made up of different floors and with natural light that enters from a large skylight, it’s a fantastic location for aperitifs, cocktails and exhibitions.

Guinovart Space

The entire precinct

Poble Espanyol includes a great diversity of venues. So why not plan an event that uses them all? Exclusively hiring the entire precinct enables you to hold very large corporate events and offer a different activity which is sure to surprise those attending. This possibility, which includes the use of the precinct’s restaurants if you so wish, offers maximum privacy.

The entire precinct

Theatre Venue

In Poble Espanyol there is a theatre where shows can be put on, of course, but which can also be used as an auditorium for presentations of products or castings, etc. The venue has a large stage, a large-format screen and an audio system.

Theatre Venue

Cookiteca Room

One of the buildings looking onto the precinct's Main Square houses this large room ideal for meetings, conferences and other professional events. One of its features is that it is located in the Cookiteca venue, meaning that the planned event can easily be combined with an original and amusing culinary activity.

Cookiteca Room

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Advantages of our venues for film shooting renting in Barcelona

Processing the rent of a film shooting venue in Barcelona in not easy task since it obliges the producers to realise a series of bureaucratic arrangements with the City Council: processing occupation permit for shooting on the street, closing of traffic, generators for lighting and operation and lots more. Fortunately, all of it does not occurs in Poble Espanyol, since it is a closed precinct, which included can be privatised according to the needs of the shooting.

The singularity of Poble Espanyol makes it a large historical set by itself, since all the buildings are real examples of traditional Spanish architecture. That is why our rent of film shooting venues in Barcelona is ideal for historical backgrounds or just set in the past productions.

Travelling throughout Spain walking just a few hundred metres is another of the operational advantages of Poble Espanyol. Can you imagine shooting in Catalonia and Andalusia, in Galicia and Castilla-La-Mancha, in Aragon and Estremadura without moving the shooting set on hundreds of kilometres? Here, it is possible.

In addition, we have large spaces where you can rig the logistic of the shooting: from dressing rooms to production control room, makeup and rehearsal rooms, collective catering areas, etc. There is also open-air parking where you can park trucks or rig structures, very near our precinct.

And all of it… in Barcelona’s centre, on the emblematic mountain of Montjuïc!

Outdoors and indoors venues for you

Our service of film shooting venues renting in Barcelona includes a wide variety of possibilities both for outdoors and indoors places. Each corner, nook or street can be converted in a perfect setting. From the monumental Main Square, inspired by Riaza’s one (in Segovia), which has all the charm of the Spanish squares, to Aragonesa Square or Baluard Square, large and open venues of Poble Espanyol. And for a medieval theme shooting, nothing better than the monastery of Sant Miquel, reflect of the Catalan Romanesque architecture, which also enjoys fantastic views over Barcelona.

If you are looking for an indoor place, the majestic Town Hall of Valderrobres perfectly recreates the Noble Hall of the Palacio de la Generalitat Valenciana, the Theatre has an enormous potential, and the Cookiteca Room can be the perfect set for shootings related to gastronomy, like culinary TV programs. For modern and innovative proposals, we have the Contemporary Art Museum Fran Daurel or the Guinovart Space, which has a great installation of the artist Josep Guinovart.

And if you want to enjoy the rent of a major place for film shooting in Barcelona, more versatile and varied, what would you say about the option of reserving the entire Poble Espanyol precinct?

Examples of shootings in Poble Espanyol


1939 DAYS OF HOPE OR MAN'S HOPE Director: André Malraux

1994 UNCOVERED Director: Jim McBride - Production: Enrique Posner for Ciby UK

2005 PERFUME Director: Tom Tykwer - Production: Ikiru Films and Constantin Films

2010 SPANISH MOVIE Director: Javier Cruz Caldeira

2013 IDDARAMMAYILTHO Director: Puri Jagannadh - Production: Parameswara Art Production

TV series:

2010 Infidels (TV3)

2011 Goroka TV

2011 El retaule del flautista (TV3)

2014 Habitacions tancades (TV3)

Advertising spots:

2002 Loteria de Nadal

2005 Pescanova

2009 Activia de Danone

2010 Salsa Jeans

2011 Telefonía Israel

2012 Marcilla

2012 Movistar

2013 Hyundai

2013 Lidl

2013 Loto Catalunya

2014 Vodafone

Video clips:

2003 Hoobastank (Disappear)

2009 Sheryfa Luna (Yemma)

2014 Bustamante (Feliz)