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Skip the Line: Barcelona Palau de la Música Catalana Tour
"Choose the departure time most convenient for you then meet your guide at the Palau de la Música Catalana in La Ribera. One of the most popular concert halls in Barcelona the UNESCO-listed Palau de la Música Catalana is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture.Head directly inside with your skip-the-line ticket and begin your guided tour in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala. Learn how the foundation stone was laid here in 1905 and watch a 15-minute clip about the building’s history as well as society in the early 20th century.Next feast your eyes on the elaborate staircases that lead up to the second floor. Study the lavish tiling that covers the underside then peer through the unusual glass balusters that support the marble banisters as you ascend the stairs.Find yourself bathed in light as you enter the Lluís Millet Hall
From EUR18.00
Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour
"This cycling tour is suitable for all ages and is not the least bit strenuous. You will ride at a relaxed pace with no hills to conquer and stops are made every few hundred yards at points of interest to take photos and hear the fascinating history and stories of Barcelona from your excellent guide. You'll have the use of a comfortable and easy-to-ride bike and gain useful tips and advice about what to do and see while you're visiting Barcelona.The tour begins with a brief introduction to the history of Barcelona before heading to the tour shop to collect the bikes. Some of the sights on the bike to Arc del Triomf Plaza de Toros Monumental Vila Olímpica
From EUR24.00
Small Group Photo Experience in Barcelona
"Connecting the best places to photograph in the city of Barcelona this photo tour gives you the opportunity to practice in different light situations and with singular elements. The experience will open with a 20-minute discussion focusing on your specific camera equipment and some basic photography elements su exposure white balance and aperture. The tour begins in the narrow lanes and hidden squares of the Barri Gothic (Old Town) including the international Ramblas and colorful Boquería Market. Then there is a break for lunch (not included) in El Born district
From EUR50.00

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Palau de la musica

We book the English tour there... But the video was in Spanish.. we have no idea what's guy talking about.. hehe.. but the interior was breathtaking. Gorgeous mosaic relievo on ceiling and stage. Unfortunately it was prohibited to take picture as soon you as you enter the reception. I print it in my mind.. wish I could show you in someway. :)

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Apr 10, 2007

Palau de la Música Catalana....

Palau de la Música Catalana. An exceptional building in the Catalan 'Modernist style' (1908), designed by the architect Domènech i Montaner, and declared a 'World Heritage Building' by Unesco. The inherent worth of this concert Hall, acknowledged and admired worldwide, is enhanced by constant artisitic activity, with performance by players and orchestras of the highest international prestige.
Unique in the world!
Form Monday to Sunday 10-15:30 (every 30 minutes a visit!) takes 50 minutes. How much? 800 pesetas, students cheaper, yeah!

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Aug 25, 2002

A great concert hall

The concert hall was designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner and built in 1908. It entered UNESCO World Heritage Site list on 1997. There is an impressive stained glass window at the center of the concert hall. There are guided tours available, but the best would be to watch a performance to enjoy the acoustics.

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Jul 22, 2012

More Modernisme....and music too

Palau de Musica Catalan is located in the Born district. The bus stop was only a couple of blocks from home, so quite convenient. Traffic seemed heavier than usual, and our bus came after 20 minutes. Since we arrived quite early, so had some time to check out the theatre, with its elaborate art nouveau tilework and domes and towers on the roofline. The façade is crammed into a narrow lane, making it quite hard to view. A modern extension included a clever brick bas relief depicting a tree. The building was designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (also responsible for the divine Sant Pau Hospital),

Inside the foyer, the decoration was even more exuberant, adding coloured glass and mirrors to the palette. Grand stairways lead left and right, to the concert hall upstairs. The foyer is a bit cramped for the size of the audience, and entry is not until about 10 minutes before the performance. And, says my partner, only 4 cubicles in the Dames WC!

The true glory of the building is the magnificent Concert Hall, one of the most beautiful in the world, without any exaggeration. It seats about 2,200 people, and is illuminated during daytime entirely by natural light. The walls on two sides are stained-glass panes set in magnificent arches. Overhead is an enormous stained glass skylight, designed by Antoni Rigalt whose centerpiece is an inverted dome in golden hues surrounded by blue in homage to the sun and the sky.

The massively sculpted archway above the stage represents both classical and folk song - Valkyries on the right, and on the left, a statue of Anselm Clavé, a famous for the revival of Catalan folk songs. In the semicircle behind the stage, 18 women, each dressed differently, and each playing a different musical instrument, are depicted in sculpture and glass mosaic.

The best way to enjoy the building is to attend a performance. These can easily be booked on the website, and are generally of moderate cost. Barely twice the cost of one of the guided tours.

We chose the ‘Gran Gala Flamenco’ which is no tourist show. For ninety minutes the troupe give an energetic and passionate performance. There are four principal dancers (two male, two female), principal singers (male and female), plus percussion and guitar and backup singers. The music and perhaps the dancing itself is at least partially improvised. The musicians suggest and prompt throughout the show. Whilst the male dancers are in austere blacks and greys, the ladies costumes include the elaborate dresses synonymous with flamenco, flounces there are in suitable abundance. We bussed back home after the performance, catching a glimpse of a floodlit Casa Batllo, tomorrow’s opening attraction. It has been a busy day.

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Sep 07, 2016
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You must go there!

Simply one of the most beatiful places to visit in Barcelona. It´s really beautifull inside and the explanation from the staff regarding its history is very nice. It´s on our top 3 places to get visited in Barcelona.

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Feb 13, 2008

Museu / Museum

When tou get enogh from Gaudí, you must this unique building, the palau of catalan music, near barrio gothic. I belive it is the most beautiful museum of barcelona. I lke gaudi's buildings, but this one beat them all.

Apr 11, 2003

Palau de la Musica

It doesn't matter if you don't like music, just have a look at it, excellent arcitecture. There are guided tours, it was built in 1.908.

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Jan 23, 2008

Palau de la musica Catalana

The Palau de la musica Catalana is quite and impressive building from the outside. Unfortunately we could not go inside, it was closed for visitors on the day we were there.

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Oct 06, 2005

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One of a kind...

A music hall designed of an explosion of mosaics,tiles,stained glass,enamel,sculpture and carving.

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Oct 24, 2006


The amazing building designed by the architect Domenech i Montaner was raised in 1908 in the Catalan modernist style. It's declared World Heritage building by UNESCO.

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Mar 22, 2006

The Palau de la Música...

The Palau de la Música Catalana is a Modernist jewel built in 1908 by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Important musical works take place here all year long.

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Aug 24, 2002

an astonishing theatre

Unfortunately the theatre itself wasn't accessible. Tourists were held out. We managed to catch a glimpse of the entrance and make a picture, highly illegal!

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Sep 05, 2005

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Getting to Palau de la Musica Catalana


C/San Francesc de Paula, 2.


  • Sunday 10:00 to 15:30
  • Monday 10:00 to 15:30
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 15:30
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 15:30
  • Thursday 10:00 to 15:30
  • Friday 10:00 to 15:30
  • Saturday 10:00 to 15:30