Located within walking distance from the fountain of Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol is one of the most attractive sites in Barcelona for its unique setting, featuring contemporary art, architecture, traditional cuisine, crafts and shopping in a pleasant environment with no traffic, suitable for all family members.
Built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, it has become since a synthesis of the architectural and cultural richness of Spain, a real village with replicas of buildings from different regions in Spain. In addition, the exhibition focuses on the daily activity of more than 20 artisans who can be seen live while they make unique pieces of iron and leather, among many others.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit a new craft workshop: Potter's House. With 40 years of experience as a ceramics craftsman, Juan Manuel Becerra Jiménez has moved into a bright and spacious venue where you can see how he works with his hands and the lathe and only sells things he has made himself. In addition, Juan Manuel allows visitors to do quick 20-minute workshops to learn the craft of pottery first-hand and understand the surprising and interesting experience of making a ceramic piece with your own hands that you can take home.
Another appealing site in this exhibition is the Fran Daurel Museum, which houses around 300 works by leading fugures of contemporary art as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies and Miquel Barceló.
Poble Espanyol integrates a complete audiovisual project, through which you delve into Spanish culture. Discover the cuisine, traditions and landscapes in the Feeling Spain areas and experience authentic celebrations with Fiesta, a 150-m2 facility with spectacular sights and sounds.
- 6, 7 and 8 December, and from 21 to 29 December: Christmas in Poble Espanyol
From 6 December to 8 December and from 21 December to 29 December, Poble Espanyol dresses up to host the most magical party of the year. Christmas is coming, bringing hopes, good wishes, love, traditions and reunions.
Children can enjoy many activities all over the enclosure such as a treasure hunt and make the Tió de Nadal (21st and 22nd December). There will be a selection of Christmas films shown, organized by the Andorra Kids Film Festival and a giant snowball where they can take as many photos as they like.
Wandering around the Poble you will discover other special places such as the magical world of the Tió and the forest of desires where you can hang your wishes. There will also be a dummy tree, where all the children who have become “older” can leave their dummy and make a very important step.
On these dates, children will be able to deliver their Christmas list to Santa´s Grotto (from 21st to 24th December) or to Their Majesties the Three Kings of the East (from 21st to 29th December).
- 31 December: New Year's Eve Party