Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona

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Las Ramblas, 51-59 93 485 99 00

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    Liceu theater

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 6, 2011

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    GRan theater de Liceu was constructed in 1847, and competed with Theater Principal just one block away. It serves for the opera and other musical events. It is now a mundane facade with no street appeal, being a modern appearance of ugly

    Inside of the theater Today's modern look
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    Gran Teatre de Liceu on Rambla Street

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 8, 2011

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    Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona is in all the guides we found and every website we looked at before our trip. We did not enter for a concert as that is not our cup of tea (or coffee or wine for that matter), but we of course walked by on our "rambling" way along Rambla street.

    Opening hours : 9:45am to 1pm

    The history of the place I found at:
    http://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/monuments/gran_teatre_del_liceu

    But externally as you can see it is not impressive, not at least after having spent days wandering the imaginative buildings that Gaudi designed and built.

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    Beautiful, classic opera building

    by jlanza29 Written Oct 21, 2011

    If you have never had the chance enter and see a old world opera house then come here. They offer 90 minute tours at 10:00 a.m in both English and Spanish ...... The tour takes you into 3 sections of the Opera house with of course the grand hall of the building where the opera's takes place. You not allowed to take photo's in the grand hall which I thought was odd, but it was worth taking the tour. The building has great history and the guides tell some really interesting stories. Tour sell out quick, tickets go on sale at 9:30 am and the cost was 9 Euro's per person.

    The grand staircase into the Grand Hall

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    Liceu theatre

    by Raimix Updated Feb 6, 2011

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    The Liceu theater is one of the most famous buildings of attractive and vivid Rambla street, that was formed in the end of 18th century at the former medieval wall territory. Liceu theatre itself was built in 1847 and for a long time is a place for known performances and cultural life.

    In the other words Liceu theatre is called as Barcelona Opera House. I haven't been inside, but, as tourism information shows it has nice Hall of Mirrors.

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    Gran Teatre del Liceu

    by grayfo Written Dec 24, 2010

    The Gran Teatre del Liceu is Barcelona`s opera house which also attracts top ballet and contemporary dance troupes from around the world. The opera house was built in 1847, but in 1994 a fire destroyed the main hall and the stage. The theatre was rebuilt and reopened in 1999. The auditorium can now seat 2,300 people and the 19th Century stalls have been restored.

    Guided tour:
    Sunday to Saturday: 10:00 am (70 minutes duration)

    September 2005

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    Impressive Theatre

    by sangria07 Written Sep 25, 2009

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    Today it is public-owned, but this theatre was built and funded by private individuals with a love of the arts and has stood resiliently through the ages and through 2 fires - the first in 1861 and the second in 1994.

    For the price of 4 euros, we were taken on a guided tour that included the main entrance (which in the past were only for the bourgeoisie; the others had to use side entrances), up the stairs with the Muse of Music looking down into the Saló de Miralls or Hall of Mirrors. The Hall of Mirrors (the foyer) is a beautiful room with a painted ceiling and round pictures of famous musicians and singers and dancers from history. It is used for small concerts, conferences and even wedding banquets! The Hall of Mirrors (together with the facade and entrance) are the only parts of the theatre that remained from the first fire. We were then taken into the majestic auditorium that was destroyed in the second fire caused by a spark that lit the stage curtains. The reconstruction stayed as faithful as possible to the original.

    Visitors are allowed to take photos in the main entrance and Hall of Mirrors but not in the main auditorium.

    There is a little gem that was sadly not highlighted anywhere including during the tour. We were luckily that we happened to re-visit the Liceu shop again on another day and found a darkened room with comfortable seats at the back of the shop that played a very informative documentary about the opera, the history of the theatre and the machinery that goes into making a production. I would very strongly recommend that you go to watch this documentary which is free of charge.

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    the LICEO of Barcelona

    by MaheshSamtani Written May 3, 2009

    Considered to be the oldest of all theatres of the city of Barcelona, the construction of the Liceo began back in the year 1845 and was inaugurated for the first time in the year 1847. When I say that it was inaugurated the first time is because there were other inaugurations later as this magnificent Opera hall which is one of the major artistic icons of the city has been destructed due to fires in the years 1861 and later again in 1994. In both cases it was reformed back to its grandeur.

    The Liceo has been home to the best opera signers of the world such as Montserrat Caballé and has had the honour to host other world class opera singers such as Placido Domingo, Pavaroti and other important tenors.

    The Liceo is centrically situated right in the heart of the city on the Ramblas and you will surely come across this structure.

    the interior of the LICEO The magnificiente interior of the theater The exterior facade from the ramblas of LICEO
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    Modernist Barcelona: El Liceu!

    by Elisabcn Written Aug 1, 2007

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    Built on the site of a Trinitan Monastery (again), its nuns predicted three fires here. The first Liceu was built in 1874 and it was destroyed by fire three times, last time in 1994 (i was there and i could see that disaster :-(). Very simple on the exterior, on the interior it is one of the most lavishly decorated opera houses in the world. The Liceu, which raised the first curtain with Anna Bolena by Donizetti, was one of "the must" of the good families of Barcelona in the XIX century but nowadays has become more popular and prices are not very expensive (in relation to other opera theatres in the world). Another sad chapter of this theatre was the bomb that fell inside (really there were two bombs but one didn't explode) during the opera Guglielmo Tell of Rossini on 7th november 1893. There were 20deaths that night
    In Liceu you can see all the operas of all the main composers but Liceu has always been known as a "wagnerian temple"

    El Liceu El Liceu before Turandot
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    Barcelona's grand opera house.....

    by FruitLover Updated Feb 2, 2007

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    Was built in 1847, and reopened, after destruction by fire, on 1999.
    Can seat up to 2,300;
    Launched Catalan stars (e.g. Jose' Carreras & Montserrat Caballe')
    On the standard visit you're taken to the grand foyer, and then up to the marble staircase to the glittering, neo-baroque SALO' DELS MIRALLS [Hall of Mirrors].

    Admission Eur3.50
    Guided tour Eur5.50/4/free

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    Great Theatre of Liceu-Gran Teatro del Liceo

    by spanishguy Updated Jul 13, 2006

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    The Theatre of the Liceu is the Barcelona's opera house, one of the best in Spain. It was built in the XIX Century with private shareholders, being a good bourgeois place to meet each other. The building was damaged by fire in 1861 and 1994 and both times it has been restored by popular collect. The Liceu host very high level performances of opera, dance, concerts and recitals.

    El Gran Teatro del Liceo de la casa de la ópera de Barcelona, una de las mejores de España. Fue construido en el siglo XIX con aportaciones privadas, siendo un buen lugar de reunión burguesa. El edificio fue dañado por sendos incendios en 1861 y 1994 siendo reconstruido en ambas ocasiones con aportaciones populares. El Liceo acoge representaciones de muy alto nivel de ópera, danza, conciertos y recitales.

    Visiting hours / Horarios de visita

    Guided tour / Visita guiada: 10:00 (daily / diario) 8'5€
    Unguided tour / Visita libre: 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 (daily /diario ) 4€

    Liceu Barcelona Opera House - Liceo Gran Theatre del Liceu General view - Vista general

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    La Opera

    by emilybcn Updated Nov 9, 2005

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    The Gran Teatre de Liceu is very beautiful inside, the opera tickets seem surprisingly affordable until you are inside and realize that most of the cheaper seats above in the balcony have a somewhat obstructed view to be honest though the ticket seller did tell us it was partially obstructed. I wouldn't suggest getting the absolute lowest priced ticket or you'll be standing the whole time in order to see the stage. Thankfully we weren't that far back but we still had to look around an ornate lamp.

    My mom inside the Opera

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    Opera house

    by Cammel11 Written Aug 2, 2005

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    This opera house is sooo incredible! You must go see it! You can only see the interior through thier guided tours, which run all day every half hour they give the tour in a different lang. (eng, span, catalan).

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    Gran Teatre del Liceu

    by seamandrew Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    The original building of this great theater, dating from 1844 when construction began, was badly damaged by a fire in 1994, but still peeks out of the enormous new edifice by which it is now enclosed. It was orginally inaugurated in 1847, but an earlier fire than the one in 1994 partially destroyed it and it was refitted in 1862. After the fire of 1994, the theater reponed in 1999 .

    Every type of performance, from musical galas, operas and ballets to rowdy carnival dances, are held in this theater.

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    Gran Teatre del Liceu

    by acemj Updated Dec 12, 2003

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    Quite simply one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in the world (okay, so I haven't been to them all). It was built in 1848, burned in 1994, but is now restored to beyond its original glory. Even if you can't see a performance (I didn't) take a tour (I did). It is beautiful.

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    Opera

    by Peret Written Aug 4, 2003

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    In Barcelona, maybe you know, there's important Theater of opera: The Liceu. Liceu was builded in 1840, and have a long tradition. 7 years ago, more or less, the Liceu burned. This changed a lot of things. Before, Liceu was an exclusive club of the high catalan society. From the rebuilding, with private but also with a lot of public money, the Liceu became a more popular establishment, although the architecture, with modern additions, it's the same.Today, there's a double regular season, with expensive but another with popular prices, where sing young (but good) singers. The seasons, are, althoug, overbooked, but you can do visites and to see a lot of activities, a lot of times with popular prices.
    In the photo, me, my girl-friend and some friends, in front of Liceu after a opera (of course, popular). We was 2 years going to the season and it was very pretty.

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