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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…

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

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to leather items…

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and glass decorations…

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Which are handmade on the spot in an artisan workshop.

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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.

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With unexpected views around every corner.

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I even ran into a fellow wanderer of the earth.

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

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

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I can see myself sweeping my little balcony…

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Watering my flowers

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It would be like living in Instagram

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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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5 Comments

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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.

    Jules
    https://travelthroughus.wordpress.com/

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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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    tallfashionadventures
    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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