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Poble Espanyol

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia 13 | Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 08 63 00
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As featured in Barcelona for young kids
Ranked #141 of 333 Attractions in Barcelona
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Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Poble Espanyol is an architectural museum placed in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, just a few meters far from the Fountains of... more » Owner description: The Poble Espanyol is an architectural museum placed in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, just a few meters far from the Fountains of Montjuic. It is one of the biggest attractions of the city because of a single set featuring about contemporary art, architecture, crafts and gastronomy in a quiet, safe and peaceful environment. The museum consists of 117 full-scale buildings, which make a real Iberian village with streets, houses, parks, theater, school, restaurants and artisan workshops. « less
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Durbanville, South Africa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had to pay 24 Euros to enter, and although it is quite pretty with old style buildings and a lot of restaurants, cafè's and shops, it is not really worth it. It is far better to go to the old town, the Barri Gotic area without paying anything. Much better atmosphere and the real thing!

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Oetrange
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12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Although it probably was a lot of work to build the Poble Espanyol, the experience is not satisfactory in my opinion. The place looks like a Disney park replica of old buildings and lacks spirit and atmosphere. With only a few exceptions, the "artisan" shops which are marketed as one of the main features of the site are disappointing, presenting... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This village was built for the Olympics. It's absolutely stunning. Very cool old style buildings. The problem s that you have to pay an admission fee to, basically, go shopping! All of the buildings have vendors. Great tile shops and chocolate shops and dress shops. Lots of places to eat. But it's dead. Not many people. Who's going to pay... More

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Tehran
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Poble Espanyol is an architectural museum placed in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, just a few meters far from the Fountains of Montjuïc. It is one of the biggest attractions of the city because of a single set featuring about contemporary art, architecture, crafts and gastronomy in a quiet, safe and peaceful environment. Worth to visit.

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Sherman, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The concept is neat, visit replicas of a number of key sites from all around Spain, however the execution of the attraction is mediocre. The video guide was confusing, and hard to follow - and the numbers on the different parts of the attraction did not correspond (or at least I could not figure out how to match them) to... More

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Noida, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We walked around the what appeared to be an old Spanish village turned into a modern fun spot. The castle, little shops of jewellery, artifacts, etc. made the trip worth it. Prices were a little bit on the higher side but the stuff every shop has is beautiful and you don't mind spending some bucks on what you would really... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were here four years ago, but didn't have much time. We looked forward to going back to see all the artisans and purchase some of their works, but there are less artisans and more ice cream shops/t-shirt places...not home made stuff. The place for us, has lost some of it's luster. I wouldn't pay the price of admission again.... More

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Sofia Region, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very interesting place. We spent hours there walking around and trying different typical foods. Entry fee was expensive and we were hesitating, but it is absolutely worth it!

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Camden, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We spent a few hours here away from the hustle of El Gotica, It was expensive to get in but we had a good afternoon here. It is very pretty and yes the shops are very expensive. I understand traditional crafts cost but this was off the charts for not all but a lot of them. Doesn't mean they are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing place where u can view the different spanish architecture and different types of Resturants and variant cultures don't miss the flamenco show and u can buy a lot of souvenirs

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