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 together 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 in Spain. The idea was promoted by the Catalan architect Puig Cadafalch and the project was realized by architects Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós, art critic Miquel Utrillo and painter Xavier Nogués. The four professionals visited over 600,000 sites in Spain to collect examples as an attempt to synthesize characteristics that might be attributed to the Iberian Peninsula. In reality, though, this sort of patched-up ensemble is proof of the wide variety, and therefore the utmost impossibility, to fulfill its claim to be a ‘Spanish’ Town, because there is not a unified style or solid common treats shared among the different cultures that form Spain.
Karen Bandeen-Roche | Jul 10, 2018
What a fabulous experience. Guitarists, singers and dancers all were excellent. Made me feel alive on the planet--especially as a middle aged woman. If this puts anyone off, people of all ages in the crowd seemed to be resonating with the same vibe!
Brett Hamilton | Jun 17, 2018
An amazing show and great tasting vegetarian tapas! Talented dancers in an intimate setting. We also enjoyed the pitcher of sangria that came with the meal. Perfect for a date night!
Dan Martin | Jul 2, 2018
When I was in Barcelona end of Feb 2018 for MWC and Samsung I went here and loved it! The dancing was amazing and loved every second of it and the food was great! The staff was super friendly too, I would recommend to check it out anytime you are in the area
Kristen Rawlinson | Jun 21, 2018
Absolutely spectacular. Highly recommend for an authentic flamenco experience. Both the food and dancing were great.
Brent Nyznyk | May 4, 2018
Show was amazing hence the three stars. Food was cold and boring. We did the dinner try the tapas. Looked more appetizing but still the people next to us complained
Farida Sonbol | Jul 19, 2018
Really a breathtaking show.. Very passionate and authentic.. The music.. The dance.. The entire atmosphere.. And better than any other flamengo shows..
Priscilla Chan | Aug 13, 2018
Fabulous guitar and flamenco dance performance! wonder the names of the pieces performed the food was below average tho
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