Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Poble Espanyol Reviews: 3.5/5

Poble Espanyol
3.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Poble Espanyol in Barcelona was constructed for the World Exposition of 1929 with the intention of demonstrating the architecture and essence of the Spanish culture. It was not so much a question of recreating symbolic buildings, but rather of recreating a traditional Iberian town that represents the buildings, squares and streets of different places in Spain. Although the initial plan was to disassemble it after the event, its huge public success and critical acclaim resulted in it being maintained until today as one of the most attractive things to do in Barcelona. A few metres away from the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, at Poble Espanyol you can observe popular architectural richness and discover the culture, traditions, scenery, folklore and gastronomy of the different regions of Spain through five immersive experiences that will awake each of your senses. Art enthusiasts must visit Fran Daurel Museum: a private collection of more than 300 works by leading figures of contemporary art, including Picasso, Miró, Dalí and Chillida. Entrance to the museum is included in general admission. Open 365 days a year, Poble Espanyol is one of the most important craft centres in Spain where you can purchase unique items and admire live the work of artisans who work with different materials, including glass, leather, textiles, ceramics and jewellery, among others. This is a unique opportunity to discover all of Spain in one relaxing space!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from $11.88
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Sants-Montjuíc
How to get there
  • Espanya • 8 min walk
  • Magòria-La Campana • 10 min walk
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Rpuatrha
Puerto de Mazarron, Spain12 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice place but disappointed that so many shops and bars closed. Streets quaint. Expensive beer at bar I sat in. Was expecting great things but it looked as though people had just got up and left a village in the night
Written July 29, 2021
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Dear visitor, We are sorry for not living up to your expectations especially because of the establishments’ schedule. We will stand over the compliance of the timetables so that our visitors can fully enjoy their visit. Thank you very much for your visit and for sharing your views as they are really useful for us to improve. Best regards,
Written February 16, 2022
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DigitalErin
Floral Park, New York33 contributions
When we paid to get into the Poble Espanyol on a Saturday afternoon, we didn´t realize it was just to go shopping. There is a wealth of shops with handmade art and souvenirs, and a few cafes. But from what we could tell, not much else. Better to spend your day on La Rambla, or do your shopping in the Barri Gotic, which is more accessible and there´s no addmission fee.

Admittedly, we did not see Poble Espanyol at night, when it´s claimed to be more interesting and entertaining.
Written April 14, 2006
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Prem K
Blackpool, UK555 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
I Visited this Spanish village museum by the hop and hop off bus tour. It's great idea to build replicas of all fifteen autonomous communities of Spain in one place, consisting 117 buildings. Tickets costs 12 euros, bit of expensive for this attraction. These buildings constructed for 1929 Barcelona international exposition, but lively attractions like workshops, flamenco dancing etc included. I just see the glass blowing workshop for couple of minutes, because I don't have much time to spend. Main thing to avoid the restaurants, no prices at all, very expensive but not tasty even. I had a salami and a drink for 12 euros! Same as this the souvenir shops. I didn't bought anything, just ask the prices for curiosity, everything highly expensive.
This attraction not crowded, leisurely stroll around whole area within one hour.
Written March 3, 2015
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joaniebinedinburgh
Edinburgh524 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Only came because we needed some lunch. I’d heard you didn’t have to pay an entrance fee if you had a reservation, but couldn’t get any of the places to answer our call so we had to pay to get in.
We had a pleasant enough lunch at Albi, but the place had a bit of an institutional feel as if it was geared towards big groups. We walked around and the buildings and concept was nice, but majority of the shops and things were shut.

The Fiesta video thing was ok I suppose but there were some drunk people in with us and it was a little scary. The modern art gallery has some Picassos but I did resent on entrance being told it was free, when no it really wasn’t after the excessive entry fee.

It looked like there was some sort of modern music thing happening later in the day, so I guess they have decided to diversify.

Much better things to spend your money and time on in Barcelona.
Written November 29, 2021
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Dear visitor, We take good note of your comments in order to offer our visitors a better service. We thank you for your visit to the Poble Espanyol and hope to welcome you on another occasion to show you all the corners of the site. Best regards,
Written February 14, 2022
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paul n
Towaco, NJ23 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a unique enclave behind the national museum. If you are smart about it, you can hit the museum in the morning and then visit this and start with lunch at one of the many restaurants. There are also shops scattered around with many different hand made crafts, ranging in price from 5 to 200 euros. I imagine some people are put off having to pay an entrance fee to what is essentially a shopping area. However, there are some free attractions. There is a modern art museum that probably takes 30-40 minutes to walk through and a cool video experience chronicling the different festivals around the country. There are also a couple of giant slides and a water spraying area for children.
Written August 15, 2021
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Dear pauln3630, We appreciate your visit and words. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Best regards,
Written February 16, 2022
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Andrew C
United Kingdom1,207 contributions
Jun 2022
We visited the village around 21 years ago, in those days we can't recall paying an admission fee and it was a thriving place full of people. Now we paid 14 euros to get in to a place that has simulated buildings of different parts of Spain and a few film shows. We watched the Fiesta film, it would have been grerat shown on a screen in front of you, not great when shown on two walls simultaneously only 3 meteres in front of you, you have to sit there to appreciate how bad the viewing angles are. As for the shops, most were shut, those that were open either sold the usual tat or had been advertised as artisan workshops, its not an artisan workshop when you watch them at work on a tv screen. Save your time and money go elswhere,
Written June 28, 2022
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Jelena
Niksic, Montenegro49 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We visited this place in February so there weren't lot of tourists. Place is really amazing, speechless. Atmosphere is lovely, streets are beautiful. Tickets is a little bit expensive, we paid 14 euros per person.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dear Jelenank, We appreciate your visit and words. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Best regards,
Written February 10, 2020
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Paul Ioannidis
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Worst invested 14 euros and worst spent time in barcelona, the place is dead, most of the locals closed, buildings look made of paper, it is an awful fake caricature of Spain, even offensive. On top of that a brown giant rat appeared in one of the constructions we entered. Do not go there, you are welcome!
Written January 31, 2020
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Dear 414pauli, We are terribly sorry to hear that your visit was not as pleasant as expected. We take good note of all your remarks to improve our visitor’s experience. Best regards,
Written February 3, 2020
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dawnb123
Manchester, UK51 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Loved the idea of this when it was described on the hop on hop off bus. It’s a little village that is supposed to demonstrate different parts of the city. On the day we visited there was no audio guide so you are just wandering round with no idea what you are supposed to be seeing. The demonstrations on glass blowing etc, were films on televisions in the studios, many of the shops were shut and most annoying for us someone was using site for a business conference, meaning that many areas were restricted unless you were with the conference, so only about a third of the site was available
Written March 24, 2022
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Dear visitor, We are terribly sorry that your visit was not as pleasant as expected, and that is probably because we didn’t properly convey to you the essence of Poble Espanyol. Besides showcasing the Spanish architecture from its different regions, you can immerse yourself in the traditions (through the new multimedia installations - Feeling Spain and Fiesta -), discover the artworks of well-known figures of the contemporary art such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí etc... and enjoy watching our artisans live handcrafting.
Written March 25, 2022
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joyandherb
Barcelona, Spain24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We hopped off at this point of interest from the City Bus tour, thinking we'd walk around a bit and look. Did NOT expect a fee of $14 € each to look around. The Barcelona City Tour didn't say anything about an entrance fee. Very disappointing. Did not go inside to look at all.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dear We are terribly sorry to hear that you did not visit us. We apologize for not properly conveying to you the features of the enclosure. We take good note of all your remarks to improve our visitor’s experience. Best regards,
Written February 10, 2020
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Poble Espanyol is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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