Meet Poble Espanyol: a hidden tourist activity in Barcelona
Have you heard of Poble Espanyol in Barcelona? We got to know this fine tourist attraction through their website. We left last weekend on city trip to beautiful Barcelona for a few days. We chose to visit new places. Not only the well-known tourist attractions, which cost a lot of money nowadays, but also other nice spots of Barcelona that are less well known are worth visiting! That’s how we ended up at Poble Espanyol.
Meet Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol stands for ‘Spanish village‘ and is as the name says, a recreated Spanish village in Barcelona. You’ll find it on Mount Montjuïc. The Spanish village is heritage of the World’s Fair in 1929 and has continued to this day. It’s very big and everything is made realistic. It is also effectively a village where you will find shops, restaurants and a museum and where real people work. There are real buildings, such as a monastery, and events often take place. It is a place where the architecture, culture, craft and art of all spain is brought together.
Spanish culture in one village
The Spanish culture can be seen everywhere in the Spanish village. There are several Spanish shops and restaurants as well as workshops focused on Spanish crafts. You really feel like you’re in another worldhere. The village gives you a realistic impression of a mixture of Spanish influences. Influences coming from all regions of Spain. Be sure to take a look at the museum. Here you can admire works by Picasso and Miró, among others. We also found the glass blowing workshop a real must. You can see how the glassblowers conjure up a figure out of glass and you can also buy these works of art right away if you want. As a visitor, you can also participate in workshops. For the right workshops per day, it’s best to take a look here.
Besides the fact that you must have just seen this Spanish village, there are still countless reasons to put Poble Espanyol on your to dolist of Barcelona. The most important is perhaps the peace you find there. In Poble Espanyol you can really walk around at your leisure and take beautiful pictures. Here you don’t suffer from the mass tourism you expect in Barcelona. You can walk around, have a drink, visit a workshop and admire all the beauty. You’ll be released, and that’s a relief after all those crowded places of Barcelona. Also the friendliness of the staff is a big plus. You really feel comfortable there. Another great asset: you have a breathtaking view of the whole city! It’s a unique place to visit next time in Barcelona. You’ll see, it’s worth it!
Take a look at Poble Espanyol’s schedule to find out when there’s something special to do. The month of December promises to be a pleasant month when you look at all the winter events. Fun guaranteed! But also in the summer months there is always something going on in the Spanish village!
Would you like to know how best to prepare your city trip? Look here.