Saturday, October 22, 2011

El Poble Espanyol

I'm glad you liked the graffitis from Barcelona. Thank you for your comments.

The day after, we went to El Poble Espanyol, an open air museum that gives a glimpse to the architecture found through Spain. It is also a craft village, and a place with restaurant and shows.

This is what the TripAdvisor says

The Pueblo Español is an enchanting village on Montjuic that was built in 1929 and that contains architecture that represents each province of Spain. Every single building is a copy of a real building. There is no traffic inside the village, as it is really a theme park. And the stores here are very entertaining because they feature crafts that one would not normally see, done by artists and craftsmen. There are many restaurants where one can have lunch.
The Pueblo Español was built for the 1929 International Exhibition to showcase Spain. It was supposed to be demolished after the Exhibition, but there was wide popular support to keep it intact because it was so charming and a good tourist attraction. The builders of the village were the architects Ramon Reventos and Francesc Folguera, while the artists were Xavier Nogues and Miquel Utrillo. Before the building of the village, the four made may trips around Spain to take photographs and get ideas. They took many notes and made many drawings. The four visited 1600 towns and villages in Spain!


I leave you wander through the village:













4 comments:

Priscilla said...

What a beautiful trip you had! The buildings are so unique yet so beautiful.

neki desu said...

el pueblo is great!
it makes it so much fun when you then visit the actual towns and see the actual buildings!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh that looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing with us. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

houndstooth said...

What a beautiful place! You must have had so much fun walking around there. We don't have anything that grand near us!