If you are from Barcelona or surroundings, the last time you stepped on the Poble Espanyol in Montjuic was with your parents when you were still a brat or to party at a disco. Now, if you have children, you will surely come back and be surprised just like me.
The architectural site of Poble Espanyol o Pueblo Español rose in the late twenties on the occasion of the International Exhibition in Barcelona that changed the entire urban and natural landscape of the mountain of Montjuic. The original idea was to bring together the most prominent architecture in each of the regions of Spain in one place.
Its architects, Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós, visited more than 1500 villages of the Iberian Peninsula to choose the most representative buildings for their replicas.
The Carmelite church of Alcañiz in the Poble Espanyol
After the Universal Exposition, the authorities planned to tear down the enclosure but the influx of people and their success managed to keep Poble Espanyol standing.
An advanced idea for that time that even those responsible for Walt Disney admitted to having drunk their ideas to be inspired by the construction of their theme parks.
Architecture in the Poble Espanyol
Along its 117 real-scale buildings one travels quickly through Spain discovering every corner and representative sample.
The Romanesque church of Sant Miquel in the Poble Espanyol
If at a precise moment, we begin to admire the characteristic balconies of the Roncal Valley, in a few seconds we do the same with those of Cangas de Onís in Asturias or those of Betanzos and Santillana del Mar in Galicia. The white villages of Andalusia also have their space with Arco, the Aragonese porches join the Navarrese and Basques with their characteristic style, the Gothic of Extremadura is offered in several samples as well as several Castilian houses.
The Plaza Mayor of Poble Espanyol It is a wonder that unites the architectural styles of each one of the regions and in its interior the concerts and activities gain prominence.
The main square where all many communities have their replica