Poble Espanyol, or the Spanish Village, was originally built for the International Exhibition held in Barcelona in 1929 and was due to be demolished afterward. Fortunately, the popularity of the village was such that even now you can stroll around the enclosure, experiencing the different architecture of different regions of Spain.
The purpose-built village has a central plaza, very often with shows and stages competitions and dances here regularly. Then each surrounding street represents the different architecture from different parts of Spain, so you have the little white houses so typical of Seville, alongside the Valencian houses with visible gables, etc. It’s a great place to stroll around during the day, with many cultural and art and craft shops and expositions on offer. Read more