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“Flamenco show here was great”
Review of Poble Espanyol

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!
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to the flamenco show here. Price of the ticket (€45) includes entrance to Poble Espanyol so get there early so you can have a look around. Bars, restaurants & shops in mock old Spanish town. The flamenco show here is great - very authentic and good food. Would defintely recommend.

1  Thank CarolTLondon
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Yes, it is trade center. Yes, it is touristy and glossy. Yes, it is pretty far from the city center to just walk there because it on the way...

But it is great chance to see how Spain looks like in not such a spanish Barcelona =) Several spanish regions are represented very good! With whole blocks, yards, cathedrals and squares! Most of Spanish village's views are unique for Barcelona.

Souvenir shops are good with lots of regular stuff and also with big variety of something original. Smart way to buy presents to ones who stayed home as the prices are average and the range is wide!

Caffes and small restaurants complete the picture. The meals there are tasty and not expencive.

Place may be reccommended if not for your first trip to Barcelona, but for the second one for sure!

Thank VasilyMalygin
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Old town with narrow streets, old houses, shops and restaurants, the perfect setting for relaxing and great pictures - all this "POBLE ESPANYOL".

6  Thank Reuven S
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Perhaps this would have been more enjoyable with better weather, but today was cold and rainy. But my main complaint was regarding the audio guide, that this had to be paid with cash, and that i did not know I needed 20 extra EU for this after buying the 11 EU admission ticket. It could be a deposit but this was just not very clear. I have had cash on this whole trip, but as it was the end of the day, happened to run out to pay the 20 euros extra for this audio guide. The ladies at the desk said they could not accept my copy of my passport to process my card, and wanted my original, which everyone knows is not safe to carry around with you. So they asked me to go get cash from the ATM. I then walked around aimlessly for 15 min until I finally found it, and, it was out of service. I returned to the desk and they said again they simply could not help me at which point I asked for my money back and walked around the plaza in a a daze. Perhaps there is interesting history regarding this famous 1929 exhibition but I really wouldn't know. Super bummer... Anyway the moral is to bring loads of cash, go early and go on a nice day.

Thank eileenmg123
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I can only describe it as an architecturally themed shopping centre with a charge to get in. Pricey "artisan" shops but mainly seems to be overpriced cafés and restaurants. Don't bother.

Thank LadyAlison
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