The Poble Espanyol is an architectural museum placed in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, just a few meters far from the Fountains of Montjuïc. It is one of the biggest attractions of the city because of a single set featuring about contemporary art, architecture, crafts and gastronomy in a quiet, safe and peaceful environment. The museum consists of 117 full-scale buildings, which make a real Iberian village with streets, houses, parks, theater, school, restaurants and artisan workshops.
The Poble Espanyol Today:
Although it was planned overthrown, when the International Exhibition was completed, it was conserved due to the great success it had achieved. So nowadays we can still enjoy streets, squares and facades that make the Poble Espanyol a real village in which we can still find reproductions of buildings of different Spanish areas and the environmental and cultural diversity of the country can breathe. The village today celebrates various gastronomic festivals, concerts in summer, Flamenco shows, private events (weddings, celebrations...), children's activities, festivals and more…
The cultural attraction of the Poble Espanyol is explained as well by the presence of more than 30 artisans, who work whitin the museum regularly and continually and can be seen working. There are professionals who make blown glass, leather, ceramics, jewelry, masks, basketry, spanish guitars ... they are in locals or workshops to provide unique pieces, exclusives, to handmade and personalized them according to the costumer's desire. Therefore, even if it is an outdoor pedestrian museum, Poble Espanyol is a unique shopping center in the city of Barcelona.
And among rides, artistic discoveries and visits to artisans and stores with gourmet products, there is always the opportunity of taking some delicious food in one of the restaurants or bars in the Poble Espanyol. There is a wide range of establishments. Many have quiet terraces with different types of cuisine in which you can enjoy appreciated food in a quiet environment without cars.