Poble Espanyol

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Poble Espanyol's Best Picnic Spots and Restaurants

The Poble Espanyol is a one-of-a-kind museum on Barcelona's famed Montjuic hill: made up of 117 buildings, the "museum" is actually a full-sized Iberian village. Filled with great spots to indulge in the local gastronomy, here are our recommendations!

  • Tapes Tapas

    1. Tapes Tapas

    Hidden away, this gem of a restaurant is absolutely worth seeking out. Tapes Tapas is one of those rare spots where you can enjoy exquisite tapas without breaking the bank.

  • El Tablao de Carmen

    2. El Tablao de Carmen

    The famous El Tablao de Carmen hosts some of the most amazing flamenco shows in Barcelona. Insider's tip: book a table downstairs, you'll have a much better view of the dancers!

  • 3. La Font de Prades

    Looking for a no-frills yet delicious traditional meal at a reasonable price? Then La Font de Prades is the place for you. The charming outside area is ideal for balmy evenings.

  • Picnic Area

    4. Picnic Area

    At the top of the village, there's a large and beautiful picnic area, offering an idyllic spot for families to enjoy an open-air meal in the shade of the pine trees.

  • Picnic in the plaza

    5. Picnic in the plaza

    Picnics are allowed throughout the village, so you can also enjoy a snack in one of the many picturesque squares, such as the large Plaza Mayor or the quaint Plaza de la Fuente.

Planning Your Visit

  • Best period to visit

    Though a visit to the Poble Espanyol is delightful on any sunny day, it's especially worth it during the summer months thanks to the many outdoor concerts and events. The outdoor cinema is also open in the summer – the perfect cap to a day of walking and discovery.

  • Artisans at work

    Make sure to check out the 40 or so artisans throughout the village, many of whom will exhibit their craft for your enjoyment. The glass blower is particularly popular.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Poble Espanyol opens at 9am, closing times vary by day of the week.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at just 9,60 € and increase with package options and tours.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide is not necessary, but a tour guide can enhance your experience with historical context.
  • How to get there
    Take metro line 1 or 3 to Espanya, or bus 13, 23 or 150 to Poble Espanyol.
  • Additional information

    • Skates, scooters, balls and bicycles are not allowed in the village.

    • You can go in and out of the village throughout the day, as long as you show your ticket at the door.

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What people are saying about Poble Espanyol

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,753 reviews

The bus is helpful if you want to get an overall view of the city, however the audio is not great (hard to hear clearly). If you cannot afford a private tour, or taking a taxi to the places you want to visit/see, then the bus is a good value.

Good routes, lots of stops, informative recorded guide. Reasonable value for money, although possibly cheaper if you buy at the time or via hotel rather than in advance?

Takes about 2 hours if you don’t get off anywhere. Definitely recommend. Great over view of the city. 2 lines each take about 2 hours

An enjoyable and informative audio tour. Great way to see the city and the ability to hop on and off was very useful.

Excellent, covered all the sights, a great way to get around the city and commentary informative.