Now that the good weather is here to stay, it’s a time to plan some outdoor activities. We therefore want to tell you about a unique place in Barcelona, ideal to visit on a sunny day. Poble Espanyol is, without a doubt, one of the most emblematic sites of Barcelona. The best thing is its location: a few meters from the Fountains of Montjuïc and a nice walk from our boutique hotel close to Plaza Espanya.
The essence of an entire country
Poble Espanyol is a real-scale representation of the architectural wealth of Spain. Thus, it proposes a tour through different houses and monumental groups that are an example of the diversity of the country. Along the promenade, you will have the opportunity to admire a typical Andalusian neighbourhood, a traditional Catalan house, a monastic complex or even a part of the Camino de Santiago. All in the same space, in particular, on a surface of nothing more and no less than 49,000 m2.
In total, Poble Espanyol exhibits 117 buildings that show the popular Spanish architecture from north to south, from east to west. In just a few meters it is possible to go jumping from one town to another.
Considered one of the tourist attractions par excellence of Barcelona, Poble Espanyol was inaugurated in 1929 on the occasion of the International Exhibition of Barcelona. Since then, it has become an essential step for all those who visit the Catalan capital. In the heart of Montjuïc, it is one of those places that no visitor can miss if he wishes to discover the cultural diversity of the country.
What you cannot miss in Poble Espanyol
The site is divided into four large areas: the Mediterranean, the Centre, the North and the South. During the visit, you will not only visit architectural representations, but also a museum, exhibitions of traditional craftwork and audio-visual installations.
The Plaza Mayor is one of those places you cannot miss. Inspired by the Plaza of the Segovian town of Riaza, it does not lack detail. In the space dedicated to Catalonia, you will discover magnificent examples of Romanesque architecture, such as the Monastery of Sant Miquel. In the southern area, the white alleyways with flowers on the balconies will make the visitor feel in an Andalusian village.
Do not miss the Calle del Príncipe de Viana, flanked by typical hamlets of Navarre and the Basque Country. Finally, at the Fran Daurel Museum, you can see works by Picasso, Miró or Dalí and explore the splendid Garden of Sculptures. Enjoy your stay at our central boutique hotel in Barcelona!