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Barcelona Part II: Poble Espanyol

Barcelona-1910In my first post on Barcelona, I promised you a write-up dedicated to Poble Espanyol, an architectural museum in Barcelona, a stone’s throw away from the magic fountain. The funny thing about this place is that it actually does not feel like a museum, but it feels like you time-traveled to a Spanish village when you are exploring the small bendy streets and quaint local shops. ItΒ was built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exposition and consists of 117 full-scale replicas of buildings from different parts of the Spanish Peninsula.

IΒ had discovered this lovely little area years ago when my brother and I took my parents here for their 35th wedding anniversary. Back then, we went to a local restaurant with a Flamenco show during dinner, completely in theme with the museum where you will not only find pretty buildings…

… but also hand-made produce, varying from chocolate and sweets…

to leather items…

and glass decorations…

Which are handmade on the spot in an artisan workshop.



It’s like a breath of fresh air to walk around here. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, whilst still being in that big city.

With unexpected views around every corner.


I even ran into a fellow wanderer of the earth.

It’s hard to believe you are walking around in a museum


It’s the kind of place I’d love to move into.


I can see myself sweeping my little balcony…


Watering my flowers

It would be like living in Instagram

I guess living in a museum is not really feasible, so these pics will have to do to keep my little fantasy alive, but when you are planning a visit to Barcelona, this magical place is definitely worth a visit.



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    Jule's Rant
    5 November 2015 at 12:40

    We loved Poble Espanyol! All of Barcelona was fantastic. Loved reminiscing through your photos.


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      Tall Wife
      8 November 2015 at 22:24

      It’s lovely, isn’t it? Happy I was able to bring you back some memories. πŸ™‚

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    7 November 2015 at 04:55

    Looking forward to visiting Barcelona even more now! Also, you need to give me lessons on taking good blog photos. πŸ™‚

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      Tall Wife
      8 November 2015 at 22:25

      Awww, you are so kind! πŸ™‚ You should defo go, it’s worth it, you’ll love it. And you need to make sure you meet Pati too then! πŸ™‚

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    antesAltaquesinsilla (@aAltaqsinsilla)
    9 November 2015 at 23:15

    Wow!! great photo shooting of poble Espanyol. I must say I’m impressed for such beautiful pictures. It’s been ages since I visited Poble Espanyol but I felt teletransported there for some seconds through your pictures. Thanks so much for this wonderful coverage on poble Espanyol! Gracias!! ❀

    Paty from antes Alta que sinsilla

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