In 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. It 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.
I 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…
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.
I even ran into a fellow wanderer of the earth.
It’s the kind of place I’d love to move into.
Watering my flowers
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.