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Poble Espanyol
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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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 14, 2013

My first visit here was 26 years ago when you could watch more craftsmen/women at work. Now there are a lot more shops, good ones at that and well priced but less people making the gifts. The buildings are an amazing testimony to the history and culture of Spain. There is a very interesting modern art gallery. Also good food outlets and without doubt and throughout the most friendly of staff. The location of this living museum come out of town shop outlet has lots of interesting museums and parks nearby and the metro journey short and speedy. I have marked Poble Espanyol 4 star but really it is a 3 and one half in my opinion. My Wife liked it but I had built it up so much so she was a bit disappointed.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We visited this Barcelona attraction,late evening on 29 June 2013. Poble Espanyol is an open air museum in Montjuic located near the magic fountain with handicraft shops, a variety of excellent restaurants and bars & also houses one of Barcelona's best flamenco shows called El Tablao de Carmen. The Spanish village was built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition. It was a great success and has stayed open ever since. The 117 buildings, streets and squares represent different styles from regions of Spain. Overall, it gives an insight to the different architectural styles of Spain and offers some great views of th city from the hill top.
However, the entry price of more than 10 Euros and the overpriced shops makes the place a little expensive and is not suggested for shopping or dining.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a great part of the Montjuic experience - especially for families. We have two young children, 7 and 9, and they really enjoyed walking through the maze of streets, some cobblestoned, and admired the architecture more than I would have thought. (It really brings it to their level.) Some guidebooks say skip this place, but I totally disagree if you have kids. This is a great stop and a nice way to spend a few hours. It is a self-contained mini-city with surprises around every winding street. We didn't go for the audio tour or the kid's scavenger hunt as we didn't have time for either (this was a quick stop on the hop on hop off tour, but we could have spent much more time there and saw so much more taking advantage of those items.) We loved the little shops and the examples of architecture from the different parts of Spain. I would highly recommend this as part of the Montjuic experience for families.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Don't build upon workshops for kids: we hardly found one.
The restaurants are not more than average.
Audio-guide was very helpful, it provided a lot of information on history of Spain.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

I am not sure if we just went at a bad time but I felt like this was just a money grab. The shops were nice but the items overpriced. Felt like we just paid to do a shopping trip. This attraction advertises that they have people doing craftmanship throughout the attraction. We walked through the entire village and not one person was doing this. As much as we enjoyed the shopping we could of done this elsewhere for free. I wouldn't recommend visiting this attraction. They do have a scavenger hunt for kids which could be fun.

Thank Kimberly A
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