Saturday, February 22, 2014

The 3rd best thing to do in Barcelona - Open Air Museum

Wonderful Spain in a nutshell! Not to be missed!

The Poble Espanyol constructed in 1929, for the Barcelona International Exhibition is an outdoor open-air architectural museum, located on the mountain of Montjuic. It is one of the few monuments that belonged to an International Exhibition that can still be visited. From the beginning, it was conceived as a real "village" in the middle of a city, with a surface area of 49,000 m2. The aim was to give an idea of what might be an "ideal model" of a Spanish village containing the main characteristics of all towns and villages in the peninsula. For this reason, 117 buildings, streets and squares were reproduced to scale. Pieces were selected taking into account criteria of aesthetic fit that could help create a harmonious overall composition in accordance with the "village" design that had been conceived. Poble Espanyol is a 'living' village of winding narrow streets, shady corner coutyards and visual surprises showcasing the different regional architectural styles of Spain.

Tip: try to get there early in the day when it's less crowded!

10% discount at Ticketbar!

Opening Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
From Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Christmas time
24th December: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
25th December: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1st january: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
08038 Barcelona
Metro to Pl. Espanya

Ticket is valid all year! Buy your ticket online and skip the line here.
To take a look at some Barcelona apartment click here.