Pueblo Español

Address: Avenida Marquès de Comillas, 13

Website: http://www.poble-espanyol.com/pemsa/e...

Opening Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
From Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Christmas Time

24th December: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
25th December: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1st january: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

From January, 12th to February, 8th, Monday to Thursday, the Pueblo will be closed at 8 p.m.

Craftshops and Shops

Winter: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Summer: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Autumn and spring: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Pueblo Español is an enchanting village on Montjuic that was built in 1929 and that contains architecture that represents each province of Spain. Every single building is a copy of a real building. There is no traffic inside the village, as it is really a theme park. And the stores here are very entertaining because they feature crafts that one would not normally see, done by artists and craftsmen. There are many restaurants where one can have lunch.

The Pueblo Español was built for the 1929 International Exhibition to showcase Spain. It was supposed to be demolished after the Exhibition, but there was wide popular support to keep it intact because it was so charming and a good tourist attraction. The builders of the village were the architects Ramon Reventos and Francesc Folguera, while the artists were Xavier Nogues and Miquel Utrillo. Before the building of the village, the four made may trips around Spain to take photographs and get ideas. They took many notes and made many drawings. The four visited 1600 towns and villages in Spain!