An evening in Poble Espanyol
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Wednesday evening we had an arrangement with a visit to The Poble Espanyol. We had a guided tour there and an evening at a restaurant and some traditional Spanish entertainment. Poble Espanyol was one of the main attractions in the Universal Exposition of 1929; the idea was to gather together under one roof all the different kinds of Spanish architecture, as this showed the rich cultural variety of the country.
Since it was conceived in 1929, El Poble Espanyol has been considered as a different, unique space in the city. Its urban layout – a real village with streets and squares, without wheeled traffic and in the natural surroundings of the hill at Montjuïc – has helped to create a special microcosm, offering an invitation to escape the city's daily routine.
Walking through this Spanish Village, you can see reproductions of buildings from different towns and cities, each representing a certain culture. This makes it a very seeworthy sight to visit. Today, the Poble Espanyol is also a place to relax in its many restaurants and bars.
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