Located in the heart of Montjuïc, within walking distance of the iconic fountain is Poble Espanyol - a unique space that recreates the soul of Spanish culture, art, architecture and cuisine, Stroll through the streets and squares and discover the beautiful diversity of Spanish culture. From the emotion of popular festivals to live handcrafting and contemporary art, Poble Espanyol offers an exciting experience of culture and entertainment for all ages.

Built in 1929 for the International Exhibition in Barcelona it is a town in itself with recreations of 117 buildings where you can find the typical Andalusian neighbourhood, a part of The Way of St. James and a Romanesque monastery, among others.

Step into Spanish culture through our new immersive installations. Discover the landscapes and traditions with Feeling Spain and feel the excitement of the popular festivals with Fiesta, an amazing multimedia experience.

Discover over 300 pieces from the masters of Spanish contemporary art including Picasso, Miró and Dalí at the Fran Daurel Museum, located onsite and included in the entry. 

Enjoy year-round shopping for arts and crafts with over 20 expert craftsmen working on site. From pottery and leather to jewellery and guitars Poble Espanyol is an unmissable shopping experience.

Highlights:

  • Architectural museum with 117 full-scale buildings
  • Over 20 artisans and craft workshops
  • 40,000m2 of open-air
  • 6 multimedia experiences
  • Boutiques and delicatessens
  • Over 300 contemporary artworks
  • Fran Daurel Museum
  • Panoramic views
  • Dog-friendly 

Did you know

- The Architectural Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, after the Sagrada Familia, The Aquarium and the Museum FC Barcelona

-Its creators visited 1,600 towns and villages of the Iberian Peninsula and Southern Portugal to choose the buildings to be represented at Poble Espanyol?

- Some scenes from Perfume – The story of a murderer, directed by Tom Tykwer and based on the book of the same name by Patrick Süskind, were filmed in Poble Espanyol?

- According to Michael Eisner, president of Walt Disney from 1984 to 2005, Poble Espanyol inspired the Disney theme parks?

- A Barcelona variant of paella is fideuà, which is with thin noodles instead of rice

- The Sculpture Garden in Poble Espanyol contains 36 sculptures by 27 different artists covering 3000m²

Things to see:

Fiesta
A 150m2 immersive audio-visual installation space, visitors can experience the most authentic and traditional celebrations such as La Tomatina, San Fermines and more. Discover more about Spanish culture!

Architectural Museum

Built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition, the aim was to create an ‘ideal model’ of an Iberian village bringing together all the defining characteristics of the peninsular villages. Discover 117 buildings, streets and squares from all around Spain have been reproduced to full-scale in the Poble Espanyol’s Architectural Museum. A visit to this incredible replica village will give you a real sense of Spanish architectural history. 

Fran Daurel Museum and Sculpture Garden

If you are a fan of contemporary art, the Fran Daurel Museum is a must on your visit to the Poble Espanyol. Showcasing over 300 different works of art over by range of different artists such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Tàpies, Barceló and Chillida, in all medium from painting, sculpture, drawings and ceramics. Walk through the Sculpture Garden, an abstract contemporary pathway, featuring 36 contemporary sculptures. 

Artisan workshops

In a space dedicated to architecture, culture and Spanish traditions, you must not miss a good show of handicrafts. There are about twenty handicraft workshops that can be visited in Poble Espanyol. For example, the Potter's House, a new space where you will see how the craftsman works the pottery with his hands and with the lathe and you can even participate in quick workshops.

How to get there:

Metro: Plaça Espanya (L1 – L3)

Bus: 23, 13, 150 (stop Poble Espanyol)

Train: Sants Station

FGC trains: (Espanya Station)

 

Open 365 days

Special open times are as follows and can also be found on their website

25th December 🡪 9am – 2pm

1st January 🡪 1pm – 12pm

13th January - 6nd February 🡪 9am - 8pm

see the: full list of attractions included

Open 365 days
Monday 9.00 - 20.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 0.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 0.00
Thursday 9.00 - 0.00
Friday 9.00 - 15.00
Saturday 9.00 - 16.00
Sunday 9.00 - 0.00
Last Admission: 1 hour before closing
Special open times: 25th December 🡪 9am – 2pm 1st January 🡪 1pm – 12pm From 13th January to 6nd February 🡪 9am - 8pm

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Address:

Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13. 08038

Telephone:

+34 93 508 63 00

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