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Poble Espanyol - Open Air Museum and Events Venue

Visiting Poble Espanyol in Montjuïc, Barcelona. Spanish village built 1929 for the Universal Exhibition. Tips, tickets and free entry

Updated: Mar 7, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.3k

About Poble Espanyol Walled Village

El Poble Espanyol or Spanish village is a walled village enclosure in Montjuïc that reflects the diverse traditional architectural styles from all over Spain.

Poble Espanyol History

Poble Espanyol was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition and contains 117 full scale buildings inspired by constructions from geographic zones of Spain such as Andalusia, Castile and Leon, Navarra, the Basque Country and Catalonia. In the middle of the walled village is a large square.

The plan was to demolish Poble Espanyol once the International Exhibition was over but the museum was preserved because of its great success. Poble Espanyol hosts many different events including gastronomic, festivals, concerts in summer, flamenco shows, private events such as weddings, and children's activities.

Visiting Poble Espanyol Walled Village

As well as the diverse architecture from around Spain, Poble Espanyol has more than 30 artisan shops making handmade items of blown glass, leather, ceramics, jewellery, masks, baskets, and Spanish guitars which are sold to the visitors.

Within the walls of Poble Espanyol is the Fran Daurel Museum which has a collection consisting of works by contemporary artists that deal with abstraction to figurative art and moving in formalism, expressionism, surrealism, hyperrealism and conceptualism.

At night, Sala Upload, a club and live music venue is open till after midnight for events.

El Poble Espanyol hosts concerts in the main square in the summer. I have seen Jeff Beck, ZZ top and Lenny Kravitz here. By buying a ticket to these concerts, I automatically had free entry into Poble Espanyol so I arrived 1 hour before the start of each concert to walk around the interior. See the Doors opening time on the concert ticket.

Additionally, Poble Espanyol hosts local bands and events such as live blues music in the summer. Buying tickets for these events also allows free access into the site and I generally arrive a little early to walk round the various streets on the interior.

Within Poble Espanyol, Is Tablao de Carmen created in tribute to the iconic bailaora (flamenco dancer) Carmen Amaya. The Tablao de Carmen offers since a true tradicional Flamenco Show with drinks and tapas or a dinner as was the tradition. The Tablau de Carmen ticket includes free access to Poble Espanyol.

Over christmas and New years Eve, the main square has a large heated marque which hosts parties including the new years eve party.

Poble Espanyol Tickets

A general Adult Entry ticket costs 14 Euros. Child discounts are available. Poble Espanyol is also included in The Barcelona Card discounted attractions. Entry to Poble Espanyol is free when purchasing a Tableo de Carmen ticket.

Poble Espanyol Opening Hours

What to take with you for Poble Espanyol Walled Village

Entry with bicycles is prohibited, as well as moving round the interior on skates or playing ball games.

The small upper area of Monestir de Sant Miquel involves crossing a wooden bridge that has 3 steps, The rest of the interior spaces are on one level with ramps so easy to move around with wheel chairs and push chairs.

There is no bicycle anchorage outside Poble Espanyol.

Entry may be refused with large bags or suitcases.

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 14.00 Resident of Catalonia 9.00 Euros Child T-familiar € 9.00 For 4-12 Years. Under 4 FREEGroup/Family Ticket? Family pack - See Website.Notes From 19h in summer, entry is 6.50 Euros.

Getting to Poble Espanyol Walled Village

Address: Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia 13, Barcelona. 08038

Nearest TMB Metro is Plaça España on the green (L3) and Red (L1) lines.

The Barcelona Bus Touristic Red Route Stops outside of Poble Espanyol.

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