If you suddenly want to see all the most beautiful places in Spain, and there is not enough time to visit them for some reason, the Spanish Village will help you out. This place was created at the beginning of the 20th century by four enthusiasts, and since then thousands of tourists visit the village every year. Here you will see everything that so attracts tourists: gates, palaces, museums, craft shops. Most of the buildings have been recreated in full size, some - especially large-scale ones - are reduced, but this does not lose in the least. The Spanish village in Barcelona is a must-see, even if you've seen these sights before: gathered in one place, they make a special impression.
The history of the complex
The history of the Spanish countryside begins in 1927. Four of the smartest and most famous people in Spain at that time - the artists Noges and Utriyo and the architects Reventos and Folgera - decided to take part in the announced competition of architectural objects for the 1929 exhibition. The idea came quickly - to collect all the sights of the country in one place.
The four have visited 1,600 towns and cities in Spain looking for inspiration. During this expedition, the site of the future village with an area of 49,000 square meters was chosen. Construction lasted a little over a year. During this time, it was built:
- 117 buildings
- Entrance gate
- Towers and bridges
- Craft workshops, cafes, souvenir shops.
After the 1929 exhibition, the creators had to demolish the village under the contract, but it found such a response among tourists and local residents that it was decided to leave the object as a tourist attraction.
What can you see in the Spanish Village?
- The main attractions of the country: the Carmelite temple, the municipality of Valderoless, the Casa de Los Ngulos (Aragon) tower, the Cantabrian house, the ports of Sanguesa, the buildings of Castilla, Burgas, Catalonia, Navarra and Soria
- Craft workshops where you can learn: chocolate making, lace-making and pot-making, jewelry and pottery, glass blowing
- Souvenir shops where you can buy souvenir symbols of all Spanish cities
- Flamenco show.
At night, the Spanish village becomes a youth paradise: festivals and discos are held here, bars and clubs are open, street musicians play.
- A ticket purchased on the website is more profitable than at the box office on the spot. The ticket price includes only a visit to the village, excluding flamenco shows and studying in artisan workshops;
- A special program for children has been developed: seminars and master classes, puppet festivals, carnivals, family shows, interactive;
- The Fran Daurel Foundation Art Museum is located in the village;
- The Spanish Village is a popular place for celebrating weddings and birthdays.
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