WHEN YOU CLIMB UP THE MONTJUIC MOUNTAIN AND VISIT POPLE ESPANYOL VILLAGE, YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE SPAIN’S COMPLETE REGIONAL CULTURES AND WAYS ALL TOGETHER.
When people hear Spain and Barcelona, they think of football team, tapas, ocean, and beaches, but we would like to invite you to an open-air architecture museum.
When you go up to the peak of Montjuic Mountain, which looks like a museum, you actually arrive at a Spanish village that was built for an international fair in 1929. With its 49 thousand square meter area and 117 different Spanish architecture type structures, Pople Espanyol Village will drag you to a different world.
From the Bask region to Aragon, Andalosia to Galicia, different regions of Spanish architecture, styles and cultures are displayed and this was brought to life by architects Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventos… At the beginning, even though the village was built for 6 months, people were very attracted to it and wanted it to stay permanently. At the ‘Fondation Fran Daurel’ part of the village, you are able to famous artists’ modern artwork collections such as Miro, Picasso, Tapies and other artists. With the entrance to be paid, first you can see Castellana Arena’s replica, and then go onto Plaza Mayor.
While you are visiting here, you can take advantage of the audio guides. It is possible to see masters who work with leather or glass. The stores that display and sell handcrafted tiles may grab your attention as well.
Because it is a touristic village, there are many cafes, restaurants, and recreation venues, and you can even come across a Flamenco Night. Do not mind us calling it a museum; you will find it very attractive with its village center arena restaurant and cafes where the people gather.