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Poble Espanyol: Historical Village and Trendy Eateries
The Poble Espanyol
, or Spanish Village is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals, on Barcelona’s Mount Montjuic
. It was originally built for the 1929 International Exhibition as a representation of Spain’s diverse architecture. An entire model village of 116 buildings including a monastery, town hall, shops and a large plaza was created using reproductions and examples of popular architecture from Spain’s 17 autonomous regions.
This quaint Spanish Village offers visitors a taste of the diversity of the many architectural styles throughout the regions of Spain
, complete with courtyards and narrow alleys. The entranceway to the village is a perfect reproduction of the famous 11th century Puerta de San Vicente, one of the gates along the ancient city walls of Avila.
Crafts, Restaurants and Flamenco
- The Spanish Village was given a big facelift in 1988 adding many workshops displaying and selling traditional Spanish arts and crafts including, hand blown glassware and ceramics. Shopping for unique crafts and gifts in the many artisan workshops is a popular pastime.
New restaurants and trendy nightclubs were also added, transforming the site into a full service entertainment complex. Visitors can now enjoy a drink and a meal on terraces overlooking the quaint village plaza and can later dance the night away in the techno nightclubs. Two of the most popular restaurants in the Spanish Village are, the Font de Prades and the L’Albi that both offer full course Mediterranean meals as well as traditional tomato tapas and Catalan Cava, a delicious sparkling wine.
The Spanish Village is also known for its popular Flamenco dance restaurant. Captivating Flamenco dance performances accompanied by Spanish guitar players, are offered nightly at the Tabloa de Carmen. You can choose between a full course meal before the show, or just enjoy a drink before the performance.
Where is Poble Espanyol: Mount Montjuic
How to get to Poble Espanyol: By Subway – Line 1, 3 to Espanya station
Monday: 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00AM - 2:00AM
Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00AM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00AM
Sunday: 9:00AM - midnight
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