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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 #126 of 326 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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Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This "village" was built for the 1929 exhibition and is home to many craftsmen and artisans. Good place to shop for real souvenirs. On the hop on/off bus route, so easy to get to. Nicely laid out, clean, interesting and not too crowded.

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a place just beautifull,created from differents buildings from around Spain for a fair, very affordable entrance,places to shop and eateries with bistro like ambience. You can also pay for an audio guide at the entrance and every building has a number and the name and place located in Spain once you click the number the audio guide explain... More

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This little village is a good representation of the many different building styles in the different regions of Spain. Nice walk through the village in late afternoon is recommended. Not a lot of open shops, the ones that are, is very expensive, rather shop in Las Ramblas street or other places than here.

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Bristol
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22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Pick up a tourist map and this place has a token giving you a discount for the entrance. It saves you a couple of euros which is good. We arrived at 1630 and were told the main square was closed for some concert, they still charged full price. A good two hours of entertainment, some nice artisan pieces to buy,... More

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Hillerod, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Firstly, the entrance fee is very high in order to see some fake buildings from different regions in Spain (12 Euros per adult / children over 12). Secondly you discover that although the architecture is there, the soul is lost. Thirdly, you find out that most of the houses contain shops that want to sell you overpriced olive oil, soap,... More

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PobleEspanyol, Community manager at Poble Espanyol, responded to this review

Dear Nielsmartin, Thank you very much for your visit and for sending us your comments. These we find of great use because they help us to constantly improve. We regret that your visit was not to your satisfaction. Although we now can’t put the clock back, we'd like to explain what the Poble Espanyol is and what we should have... More

Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a bizarre curiosity that was built for the 1929 world fair. The buildings are reproductions of famous buildings from all over Spain. It is the amazing handicrafts that make it worthwhile. Fabulously quirky accessories and clothes, traditional costumes, collect able sand souvenirs abound. But watch out for the food. Take your own if possible as it is both... More

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Beerot Yitshaq, HaMerkaz, Israel
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33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very impressive architecture. The buildings and the art are designed to represent different parts of Spain. We were there on a national holiday, so some of the shops were closed. What we did see was very nice, but the 12 euro entrance fee didn't seem justified. There is also a reduced price ticket after 8pm, but the shops are not... More

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adelaide S.A
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Artisans practising their crafts in front of you,glass blowers,guitar makers,ceramics,jewellers,needlework,Art displays and many more.set in beautiful old world ambience.Stroll the streets,or sit and enjoy. coffee or Sangria,tapas or cake.We spent an enjoyable 3 hours here .Arrived on the hop on hop of bus.Great view of the city from the top

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Zurich
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219 reviews 219 reviews
68 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our visit to Poble espanyol was the only miserable experience I have had in four visits to Barcelona. It is an artificial village built with different houses representing different regions of Spain. It sounds like it might work but it doesn't. The buildings have no real character – certainly none of the vitality of cities in Spain that I have... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Going with teens no good. Although my 19 year old got in with a student pass, my 16 year old had to go in as an adult as schools in the UK don't tend to provide ID. Suffice to say it was expensive as we could not get a family ticket! The entrance opens out on to a courtyard come... More

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PobleEspanyol, Community manager at Poble Espanyol, responded to this review

Dear Moonclanger In behalf of all Poble Espanyol Staff I would like to thank you for choosing our Museum during your visit in our city and for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor community. The Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition. It was created with the plan of destroying it at the end of the exhibition... More

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