Poble Espanyol

Barcelona, Spain

Poble Espanyol


The Poble Espanyol (literally, Spanish town) is an open-air architectural museum in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, approximately 400 metres away from the Fountains of Montjuïc. Built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, the museum consists of 117 full-scale buildings replicated from different places in the Iberian Peninsula, joined forming a small town recreating urban atmospheres of disparate places in Spain. It also contains a theater, restaurants, artisan workshops and a museum of contemporary art.

The museum was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition as an exhibit of the architecture and townscapes found in different places of the Iberian Peninsula, mostly from Spain. The idea was promoted by the Catalan architect Puig i Cadafalch and the project was realized by architects Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós, art critic and painter Miquel Utrillo and painter Xavier Nogués.

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