How would you like to enjoy the whole of Spain without leaving Barcelona? Yes, you heard right! The Catalan capital offers the unique opportunity to discover a miniature Spain with Poble Espanyol in Montjuic.
Poble Espanyol in Montjuic (Spanish Village in Montjuic) comprises an area extending over 49,000m2 featuring 117 buildings, streets and squares representing the architectural styles found throughout 15 of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities. Visitors will be able to admire the Plaza Mayor, the nerve center of Poble Espanyol in Montjuic, approach a magical Andalusian patio, visit a Spanish house, rest up in a “pazo Gallego” (Galician country house) and even discover a Catalan monastery. Even the streets that run through Poble Espanyol retain an appearance reminiscent of the charming Spanish roads.
Activities in Poble Espanyol
In addition to the incredible architectural wealth of Poble Espanyol in Montjuic, there is also a variety of activities on offer to enjoy. The delicious restaurants in Poble Espanyol offer a variety of regional specialties, whilst the shops sell a number of items typical of each autonomous community in Spain. Visitors will also find a space dedicated to the world of the plastic and dramatic arts, as well as craft workshops and various associations promoting different projects. Poble Espanyol also hosts numerous exhibitions and concerts throughout the year. One thing is clear, there is something for everyone in this miniature Spain with stunning views of Barcelona to top it all off.
Poble Espanyol in Montjuic has activities to suit all tastes. Children can make their own glass bottles, wicker baskets and clay pots in the artisan workshops or just enjoy a picnic by the gardens whilst families can enjoy an entertaining day complete with theatrical, musical and circus related activities. They can also participate in a “juego del zurró” (literally meaning “the bag game”) as part of “Gymkhana activity day for families” which comprises a clue game in 3 languages where they will have to decipher complex puzzles and scour Poble Espanyol in search of mysterious secrets.
If you prefer a glimpse of Barcelona at night, then you will also find many bars and clubs in Poble Espanol where you can enjoy a dance. For those who seek a quieter evening, there are plenty of comfortable terraces where you can enjoy a nice glass of Rioja.
In order to plan your visit better you may want to take a look at the official website for a list of prices and schedules in Poble Espanyol. What is certain is that you cannot miss out on a visit to this magnificent open-air museum allowing you to discover the beauty of Spain without even stepping foot outside Catalonia.
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