Barcelona's Poble Espanyol features different Spanish architectural styles in one place. Keep an eye out for the temporary events that take place here.
Built for the 1929 World Fair to show off the many faces of Spanish architecture, Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) is a walled town that lets visitors stroll from the stone plaza of a central Spanish village to the white-walled towns of the South without even breaking a sweat.
While the architecture is interesting, the village’s main draw is its shops and activities, which are scheduled mainly in spring and summer. Home to the largest concentration of artisan workers, the Poble Espanyol is known as the place in Barcelona to go for one-of-a-kind handmade goods. Everything from leather backpacks to stained glass windows, from lamps to metal railings, is made within its walls, and most workers have their workshops set up on the premises so that you can watch them as they work.