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In addition to Antoni Gaudi, there was another famous architect in Barcelona during the same period, Llius Domenech i Montaner. An architect who also has some very special buildings in Barcelona to his name and Palau de La Musica Catalana is one of these buildings.

 

Palau de la Musica Catalana, more than a hundred years old

The construction of this special concert hall in Barcelona started more than a hundred years ago between 1905 and 1908. Llius Domenech i Montaner built Palau de la Musica Catalana for the Orfeo association, an up-and-coming choir that needed a permanent place for their concerts. But it was also the city of Barcelona itself that wanted to add an extra pearl to the already long list of special buildings in Barcelona.

The special design of Palau de la Musica Catalana

 He designed Palau de la Musica completely in the modernist, Catalan style of that period. The design of this concert hall represents Catalan culture and therefore Palau de la Musica Catalana is also a symbol of Catalonia.

Palau de La Musica is a special building inside. For example, many colors, pillars, mosaic and particularly beautiful colored stained glass windows have been used. The most impressive is the glass roof dome, which is completely made of stained glass. This special dome provides a special light in the concert hall of Palau de La Musica Catalana. Through this window, Palau de la Musica Catalana is the only concert hall in the world that can be illuminated with natural light.

In 1997 Palau de la Música Catalana was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

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Palau de La Musica, a world famous concert hall

Palau de la Musica is today one of the most sought-after auditoriums in the world. The golden age acoustics used in this concert hall are said to be great and music lovers can't stop talking about it. There are still 600 shows every year in Palau de la Musica Catalana in all kinds of different genres. From Flamenco, to Opera, to large orchestras, you can see it all in Palau de la Musica Catalana.

The concert hall can accommodate more than 2,200 people. And with almost all sold-out shows, you can calculate how many people visit a concert in Palau de la Musica Catalana every year.

 

How can you visit Palau de la Musica?

But you don't necessarily have to visit a concert to admire this beautiful building from the inside. Palau de la Musica is open daily to tourists. And despite being one of the lesser-known sights in Barcelona, Palau de la Musica Catalana is visited by more than 300,000 people.

Visiting Palau de la Musica in this way is of course much cheaper than attending a concert and you can also visit the parts of Palau de la Musica Catalana, which are not accessible during concerts.

 

We promise you will be impressed by Palau de la Musica Catalana.

Address: C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona

Practical information

How do you get to Palau de la Musica Catalana?

Palau de la Musica is located in the center of Barcelona and can be easily reached on foot. 

However, if you do not want to walk too many kilometers, you can also take the metro to Palau de la Musica Catalana.

There are two metro stations close to Palau de la Musica, metro station Urquinaona (accessible by metro lines L1 and L4)  and metro station Catalunya (accessible by metro lines L1, L3, L6 and L7).

 

Where can I buy my tickets for Palau de la Musica?

You can buy your tickets for Palau de la Musica at the ticket desk of this concert hall. However, in high season it can get crowded in Barcelona and tickets sell out quickly. We therefore advise you to order all your tickets online in advance, via the link below.

 

Buy your tickets for Palau de la Musica Catalana here.
 

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