The Spanish Village, also known as Poble Espanyol in Catalan, is an open-air museum located on the mountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona. Occupying an area of 49,000 square meters, it is known for its diverse architecture and is modelled on an "ideal Spanish village".
It was costructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition and designed by architects Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós. The idea was to create a town with architectural features characteristic of villages from various corners of Spain. Although it was originally built for an exhibition that was supposed to last only six months, the number of people willing to visit the place established it as a popular tourist destination in Barcelona.
The museum's exhibition, conceived by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and executed by Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós as well as two art critics, Xavier Nogués and Miquel Utrillo, is made up of 117 buildings, with streets and squares, all of them being imitations of real places found in different parts of Spain. Thus, for example, at the entrance of the museum we can find a replica of the medieval walls of Avila.
Similar places by:
Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Francesc Folguera i Grassi
Ramón Reventós i Farrarons
Historicism - Revival Architecture
|Price||normal : 9.00 child : 5.60 (age <7) student : 6.60 (age <26) retired : 6.60 (age 65<) disabled : 7.20 (%)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.3713404, 2.1506798|
|Address||08038 Barcelona, Avinguda Frances Ferrer i Guardia 13|
|Construction dates||1928 - 1929|
|More information||official website|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|