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Poble Espanyol – An architectural museum in Barcelona

Visiting a new city is always thrilling since we know we will find out busy roads, lots of traffic, people and big buildings, yet we always end up finding something new, something special which gives uniqueness to a particular city. This time I have decided to write about an interesting and unique place called Poble Espanyol – an architectural museum in Barcelona in Spain.

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Hi Barcelona!

Poble Espanyol – An architectural  museum in Barcelona

Poble Espanyol is a small village which portrays architecture of various Spanish areas and the cultural diversity of the country. Inside the village, one can find 117 replicas of different buildings in Spain. It is amazing!

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Poble Espanyol is a small village which portrays architecture of various Spanish areas and the cultural diversity of the country. Inside the village one can find 117 replicas of different buildings in Spain. It is amazing! Click To Tweet

 

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Resting a bit!

Inside Poble Espanyol

Most of the European cities have a large square which serves the purpose of a meeting point, socializing need and holds not only festivals, concerts but also political meetings. Pablo Espanyol also has a central square called Plaza Mayor, surrounded with various old-fashioned streets featuring shops and restaurants. There are innumerable picturesque nooks and corners to explore.

Tip: A 3 Day Barcelona Itinerary for you.

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Plaza Mayor

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Plaza Mayor

Semana Grande – one of the festivals of Spain

Semana Grande, (Spanish for Big week) is one of the festivals of Spain. One of the big attractions of this festival are the giant dolls. They are the leading protagonists of fun in this festival. We got an opportunity to see some of the giant dolls inside Poble Espanyol.

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Tip: Consider visiting Valencia. It is a Spanish city located on the eastern coast, around four hours by car from Barcelona.

Inside Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

While strolling around this open air museum we came across various shops with regional produce and often hand-made products. We were there during the Christmas week  and so all the shops were specially decorated. We enjoyed the festive flavor all through.

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

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I saw this piece was for sale in a shop. I stood there for quite some time. Indeed, one of the most serene scenes in the universe. The warmth and care on the lady’s countenance, tenderness on her arms and a slight discomfort to give complete comfort to the child reflects the truest emotions. Whom shall I salute here?…. The artist who with his imagination built this piece drop by drop or this very scene which knocks our soul and fills our senses from time immemorial!!

Poble Espanyol – an open air museum

Inside Poble Espanyol, effort has been given to bring together all Spanish building styles together, not haphazardly, but in great harmony, creating a spacious village where we walked around as we would in any village.

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations

Museum Fran Daurel

Museum Fran Daurel is another lovely place to visit inside this village. The museum features various works of Spanish artists like Picasso, Dali, Miro and so on.

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations, Museum Fran Daurel

Poble Espanyol - An architectural museum in Barcelona, Travel Realizations, Museum Fran Daurel

Any type of creation, new ideas, attracts me. I really liked the concept of Poble Espanyol. I would like to compare it with a fantasy land where one wishes to see various things at once. It is a lovely place for a quiet stroll. This place grows on you with time. I remember visiting a cozy cafe in Barcelona for a cup of coffee that day after my visit to Poble Espanyol.

Any type of creation, new ideas, attracts me. I really liked the concept of Poble Espanyol. I would like to compare it with a fantasy land where one wishes to see various things at once. Click To Tweet

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.

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7 Comments

  1. pretty nice blog, following 🙂

  2. When we visit each place we find something unique.
    Barcelona is one place I have yet to visit.
    Like that art work in the last pic (hands and legs)

    • Hi Haddock,
      welcome to my blog. Barcelona is indeed a wonderful place to visit. I had an opportunity to be there. The art work and the subtle imagination is worth noticing. I would like to hear from you more.

  3. nice clicks with a nice person!! i felt like i too saw the place!!INTERESTING..smiles:)

  4. Hi Chirasree, I love visiting musuems. You look lovely in the pictures.

    Btw..regarding the question you asked on my blog regarding the writer who likes the bed sheets to be plain white when he is writing is Vikram Seth (one of my favourite writers).

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