Palau de la Musica Catalana

Palau de la Musica Catalana showing heritage elements, theater scenes and interior views

Palau de la Musica Catalana

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This concert hall is an awe-inspiring example of modernist architecture. Tour the building or get in early for tickets to a performance.

The auditorium of the Palau de la Musica Catalana is a breathtaking example of modernist architecture. Stained glass walls, ornate carvings, bright colors and a glass “water drop” shaped feature in the ceiling make this one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona. Come during the day to tour the music hall or enjoy a concert in the evening. Opera, classical music, traditional Catalan pieces and contemporary shows are all staged at the Palau.

The Palace of Catalan Music is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in La Ribera, north of Las Ramblas. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the choral society Orfeo Catala. The structure was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Many well-known artists and craftsmen contributed to the unique design, including painters, sculptors and stained glass and mosaic artists.

Book tickets for tours at least two days ahead, either online or over the phone. Children younger than ten get in free. The 55-minute guided tour starts in the foyer, which features arches and floral patterned tiles.

The Orfeo Catala choir still practices in the rehearsal hall, the second stop on the tour. Move up the grand staircase, decorated with iron and glass, into the Lluís Millet Hall. The hall features two-story stained glass walls and columns covered in ornamental flowers.

The Concert Hall is the highlight of the tour. Step into the large light-filled auditorium and find yourself surrounded by color. It’s widely considered a “masterpiece of decorative art.” Stand beneath the skylight and look up to admire the craftsmanship in the curved glass ceiling. Fruit, flowers and jewels decorate every surface of the building.

Tickets for concerts regularly sell out days in advance, so get in quick. There’s a performance on most days of the week. Watch a show especially for children or be awed by a performance of Vivaldi. Check the Palau’s website for concert schedules.

The Palau is open for tours every day. There are extended opening hours in August.

Go by bus, metro or train.

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