In Montjuïc, during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera and during the International Expo of 1929, a decision was made to build a Puebo Español, or "Spanish Village" that would soon become a condensed embodiment of Spanish architecture and crafts. It was originally going to be knocked down following the Expo, but was instead preserved.
The original idea was a group of buildings emblematic of monumental Spanish architecture, which would be incorporated into a type of collage or mural.
The complex's builders intended to make a town in which all of the country's most representative and beautiful buildings were recreated.
The Pueblo Español has now been around for over 50 years.
Since its conception in 1929, the Pueblo Español has been considered a distinct, unique place in the city.
Its urban layout (a real town with streets and plazas, without cars and surrounded by the beauty of the mountain of Montjuïc), has helped to create a special atmosphere.
Additionally, its alleyways hide a fantastic world that almost seem real: artisan workshops, stores, museums, restaurants and green spaces.