At the 1929 International Exhibition, it was decided to build a village in Montjuïc that would become a focus for Spanish architecture and craft.
The builders of the site, the architects Ramon Reventós and Francesc Folguera and the artists Xavier Nogués and Miquel Utrillo , tried to make a village where buildings representing the different regions of Spain would be reproduced.
The four men made several trips around Spain to collect the necessary material. In total, they visited 1,600 towns and villages. The intention was not to bring together a collection of masterpieces of Spanish architecture, but to build a site that would be both accessible and be seen as a living museum..
It was a way of having Spain in Catalonia, and this is what El Poble Espanyol reflects today, and is well worth a visit!
Important information :
- Opening hours: Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Admissions until 1 hour before closing)
- Children under 3 have free entrance. Child prices apply for children between 4 and 12 years. 13 years and older are adults
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
(Map, look under ”directions”)
Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Admissions until 1 hour before closing)
Espanya Station. From here it is only a 10 min. walk