Discover the many regions of Spain by paying a visit to El Poble Espanyol. This Spanish Village was built on the Montjuïc hill in Barcelona for the 1929 International Exhibition in order to give visitors a sample of Spanish architecture.
You will find a large square – the Plaza Mayor and two smaller ones linked by gorgeous streets. There are a total of 116 buildings including a town hall, church, monastery, residential buildings and shops. Many of these are exact replicas of particular buildings that can be found throughout Spain, such as the Town Hall of Valderrobes and the clock tower of Utebo, while others are simply representatives of a specific style, including a mixture of Mudéjar and gothic.
Other than during the Spanish Civil War, when El Poble Espanyol was used to inter prisoners of war, the village has attracted many visitors to its car-free, picturesque streets. In 1988, the village was renovated and now it is also possible to enjoy many artisan crafts in 40 different workshops, as well as sample the delights of the bars and restaurants.