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Review of Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol
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Poble Espanyol Entrance Ticket in Barcelona with Optional Video Guide
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$85.30*
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Poble Espanyol Private Tour in Barcelona
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Barcelona Highlights and Montserrat with Cogwheel Train Guided Day Tour
Ranked #108 of 730 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 4, 2013

we enjoyed it a lot for people who like shopping its very nice you can find lots of hidden jewels on every corner . nice coffee shops for a drink . nice architecture . lovely place for an afternoon

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was my second visit to Barcelona. I am happy that I had free day to go to Poble Espanol. I met already known places which I visited few years ago - Toledo and Avilla. I wonder to know how Andalusia looks - and I saw the architecture, most common handicrafts, soul of the region. I discovered other regions of the beautiful Spain and everywhere it was amazing!
It is not toy-country like Madurodam in The Netherlands, it is real life of real village which collects the most impressive or common characters from all parts of Spain.
Good place to walk, to see, to eat, to feel...

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Jumped off the Hop on Hop off bus at this stop and was pleasantly surprised by this attraction. It's a collection of architectural examples from every corner of Spain. The audio guide made it more interesting and it took about two hours to have a good look around. There was nice places to shop and eat if you like. Whilst curious to have such a mix of architectural styles in the one village it was a good way to get to see them and have some audio explanation. Worth visiting.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Had really looked forward to our visit during our holiday in Barcelona. Went in the evening and expected a vibrant atmosphere but far from it! There was only a handful of people there and only a couple of shops and restaurants open. A real waste of money and much nicer to spend the evening wandering around the lovely Montjuic and Placa Espanya area.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

On our way around Montjuic on a hop-on, hop-off tour our first day in Barcelona, we stopped in front of the Poble Espanyol, and our teenage sons wanted to get out and have a look. We were told that this was built for an international exhibition in 1929 and that it was intended to be torn down, but kept out of popular demand. We were impressed with the scale and quality of it, and really enjoyed wandering around the interesting shops and displays. The glass-blowing artisans started and completed a number of objects and it was interesting to see how they were constructed. We also enjoyed a modern art exhibit. We found the prices quite reasonable, and purchased a number of items. There were families with younger children who also seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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