Poble Espanyol was supposed to be an ephemeral architectural exhibit for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona, but it became an emblematic place in the city thanks to the success.
It is the dream of any capital: to enjoy the tranquility of a small village. With its 4.5 million inhabitants and 3.200 km2, Barcelona has it: the Poble Espanyol. Just a footstep away from the central Plaza de España and surrounded by the greenness of Montjuïc hill. All Spain in 49,000 m2 and 117 full-size buildings: from the “A” of Avila to the “Z” of Zamora, this museum of Spain’s local architecture recreates in the fresh air and sunshine the country’s allways, squares and gardens.
A true architectural jigsaw, this complex succeeds
in creating an archetypal Catalan Romanesque monastery using reproductions from several such buildings. Surrounded by gardens offering beautiful views of Barcelona, the Monastery of Sant Miquel
has a chapel, a cloister and a room for banquets or meetings. The complex can be hired either as
a whole or in part, and has a separate entrance.