Poble Espanyol is an interesting open-air museum and the fourth most visited attraction in Barcelona. Created for the International Exposition of 1929, the venue features hundreds of constructions that represent the style of the buildings and houses of each of the regions in Spain. The venue is also houses of a variety of workshops, shops, restaurants, and bars. It is a very family-friendly venue during the day, attracting more of young, party crowd at night.
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How to get to Poble Espanyol?
Poble Espanyol is located at Avenida de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, in the district of Sants-Montjuïc. To get there using public transportation, you can take the red (L1) or green (L3) line of the metro, exiting at Espanya. From there, you will have to walk about 10 minutes to get to the venue. Another option that also stops at Plaza Espanya is the train from FGC. If you prefer to take the bus, you can exit at the stop called Poble Espanyol on lines 13, 23, and 150, or if you are taking the Tourist Bus or the Barcelona City Tour bus.
What are Poble Espanyol’s working hours?
Poble Espanyol can be visited any day of the week since it is open 365 days a year. On Mondays it is open from 9 am to 8 pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays it is open from 9 am to 12 am. On Fridays it is open from 9 am to 3 am, and on Saturdays, it is open from 9 am to 4 am. The reason why Poble Espanyol remains open so late is that there are a number of restaurants, bars and clubs in the venue. The workshops and stores close earlier, at 6 pm in the winter, 7 pm in spring and autumn, and 8 pm in the summer.
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What are Poble Espanyol’s admission prices?
You can buy tickets for Poble Espanyol directly at the venue or make your purchase online, which will give you a 10% discount.
A regular ticket costs 14€ at the ticket office or 12,60€ online.
Children pay 7€ or 6,30€ online.
Families with two adults and two children between 4 and 12 years old can buy a specially priced ticket for 42€ or 36€ online.
A student ticket costs 10,50€ regardless of being bought at the ticket office or online.
There is also the option of buying a combo ticket that gives you access to both Poble Espanyol and MNAC for 26€ or 20€ online.
If you want to visit Poble Espanyol at night, your ticket will be much cheaper, costing 7€ or 6,30€ online, since all of the workshops and stores are closed.
Those who fall in love with this one of a kind venue and plan to visit several times a year can opt for a season pass, which is priced at 35€ per person, 45€ per two people, or 60€ for families with 2 adults and two children between 4 and 12 years old. The season pass comes with some advantages, offering discounts, free video guides for the visit, and the possibility of going into Poble Espanyol at any time to take part in the many activities and festivals that are annually held there.
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