Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) (Attraction - Barcelona, Spain)
One of the most famous points of interest on Montjuïc is Poble Espanyol, a Spanish Village built for the 1929 International Exhibition to show off models of the architecture specific to each region of Spain. Filling these buildings are various craft shops leftover from the International Exhibition, many of which still churn out keepsakes.The Basics
Visitors ambling through this open-air museum will find themselves one minute walking down a street characteristic of the Basque region; the next, standing before a home that feels lifted out of Andalucia. Choose between daytime or nighttime entrance, or save with a combo ticket with admission to the nearby Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, also on Montjüic. Poble Espanyol is also included on many Barcelona multi-attraction passes, along with other points of interest.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Poble Espanyol offers a cultural introduction to Spain that’s perfect for first-time visitors.
- An audio guide is available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, and German.
- Free wifi is available throughout the grounds.
- About 70 percent of the village is accessible to wheelchairs.
While situated within walking distance of Barcelona’s Old City, you can save your legs a trip up the hill by taking the metro (Lines 1 or 3) to Espanya Station or taking buses 13, 23, or 150. The double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus also stops at the village entrance.When to Get There
The Spanish Village is open 365 days a year, though it can get busy in summer, Barcelona’s high season. Check the calendar before your trip for an up-to-date schedule of classes and workshops.
Other Attractions on Montjüic
Montjüic is home to enough attractions to warrant a day or more of exploration. The hilly neighborhood his home to the colorful Magic Fountain, Caixa Forum, Joan Miró Foundation, Olympic Stadium, and the imposing Montjüic Castle.