Located on the mountain of Montjuïc, the Poble Espanyol is a mock Spanish village containing 117 full-size replicas of iconic buildings from the different regions of Spain.
The installation was originally built for the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition and today works as a living architectural and cultural museum as most buildings are given over to restaurants or arts and crafts centres offering the best of each of the Spanish regions.
All this, along with the excellent Fran Daurel contemporay art exhibition, makes the village an absolutely billiant place for the whole family to visit as there is something for everyone.
One of the highlights is the Tablao de Carmen, which is a typical Andalusian 'tablao' offering flamenco shows every evening, and by booking tickets to a show you get free access to the Poble Espanyol from 4 pm onwards.
There are also a number of nightclubs, which open after the rest of the village has closed, and you'll often find special daytime events organised to coincide with major Barcelona festivals and public holidays, such as Carnaval or Les Festes de la Mercè.
Particularly in the summer months, the main square is also an excellent outdoor concert venue and major acts and festivals from a variety of musical styles.
Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13,
Opening Times: Monday 09:00-20:00h, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 09:00-24:00h, Friday 09:00-03:00h and Saturday 09:00-04:00h.
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