The Poble Espanyol (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈpɔbːɫə əspəˈɲɔɫ], Spanish: Pueblo español, "Spanish Town") is an open-air architectural museum, located on the mountain of Montjuïc, in the city of Barcelona, Spain.
It was constructed in 1929, for the Barcelona International Exhibition, that was held in Barcelona that year.
Josep Puig i Cadafalch had the idea for the museum: a town in which the architecture, style, and culture of various locations from around Spain were preserved in a single place. The aim was to produce an "ideal model" Spanish village, a synthesis of monumental Spain. The architects that designed the town were Francesc Folguera and Ramon Reventós. In total, the town was built in 13 months, and although it was only needed for 6, for the exhibition, it was not demolished and was kept open as a museum.
The museum occupies a total area of 42,000 m2 and contains 117 buildings, with streets and squares reproduced to scale.
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silviab (2497) 2012-04-11 14:25
ecco la foto che manca alla mia galleria su Barcellona!Un angolo caratteristico che si distacca dalle immagini tradizionali e più rappresentative della città.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-11 14:25
This almost appears to be a movie set for making a old movie. Love the color saturation and light management is spot on. Clarity is stunning and with great detail. Love this POV Giorgio, great job!!
sabermonajati (9167) 2012-04-11 23:03
you captured nice texture and building .
Sergiom (57601) 2012-04-12 6:19
Un beau coin particulier de cette belle ville. J'aime beaucoup le point de vue qui nous fait découvrir cette belle rue qui jouit d'une très belle lumière.
Gigidusud (14595) 2012-04-12 12:28
Beautiful architectural composition with nice colors and details.Fantastic light management.
Thanks for sharing.
mkamionka (30068) 2012-04-29 0:38
beautiful architecture very well framed. I like the diagonal lines which make the view very attractive geometrically. Great light to.
Very well spotted,
- Copyright: Giorgio Mercuri (giorgimer) (34816)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 14:15