Poble Espanyol completed its renovation cycle which started a few years ago with the opening of the Fiesta space in March 2018, a striking large-format audiovisual facility dedicated to popular festivals from different places around Spain that seeks to amaze its audiences through entertainment and emotion.
In so doing, visitors will experience first-hand some of the most representative celebrations such as the festivals of San Fermín (Navarre), La Patum (Berga – Catalonia), La Tomatina (Buñol – Valencia), Holy Week (Andalusia) and Es Jaleo (Menorca – Balearic Islands).
On arrival, you will enter a hall where a map can be found that shows the most characteristic, varied and popular festivals around the country, many of which have been recognised by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In some, fire, courage, spirituality, colour, or joy are the main focus, but they all share a common trait of emotion. Some large notebooks in various languages invite you to dig deeper into the meaning, curiosities and anecdotes from the festivals that you’ll view during the audiovisual presentation, as well as some advice if you fancy attending any.
You will then enter a large 150m2 space that makes the most of the room’s verticality (7 metres) to offer an amazing mapping that, added to the striking sound system, makes it an unforgettable experience.
Located within the Utebo Tower in Plaza Aragonesa, and included in the enclosure’s general admission fee, this space complements the multimedia experience offered by the new Welcome Area, with 8 large interactive screens and the model of the complex, together with 5 immersive spaces entitled ‘Feeling Spain’ which were also recently opened as part of Poble Espanyol’s renovation project.
Welcome to the festival of all festivals!