Palace of Catalan Music, Barcelona

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Each year more than half a million people enjoy the musical performances at Palace of Catalan Music, which was placed on the World Heritage List in 1997. Designed by architect Domenech i Montaner, this exquisitely ornamented structure was built between 1905 and 1908, and originally served as home to the Orfeo Catalá musical society. Widely regarded as a masterpiece of Catalan architecture, the building is a fine example of the Modernist style, featuring elements made of tiles, stones, and bricks. Try to attend a concert, but at the very least arrange to join a guided tour of the site’s famous auditorium, known for its blue-gold stained glass skylight and the sculpture of Wagner’s Valkyries. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Palace of Catalan Music and many more Barcelona attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Barcelona trip planner.
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  • Such a beautiful, storied theater, absolutely worth the 16 euro tour fee. The audioguide is quite informative so a guided tour not really necessary. James Taylor will be playing there Sept 20 - that....  more
    Such a beautiful, storied theater, absolutely worth the 16 euro tour fee. The audioguide is quite informative so a guided tour not really necessary. James Taylor will be playing there Sept 20 - that....  more »
  • Absolutely worth a visit in Barcelona! It is beautiful inside and out from floor to ceiling. The entrance is 11 euros which is totally worth it and you can easily access an audio guide online - bring....  more
    Absolutely worth a visit in Barcelona! It is beautiful inside and out from floor to ceiling. The entrance is 11 euros which is totally worth it and you can easily access an audio guide online - bring....  more »
  • This place will change your life. The auditorium is BREATHTAKING and you can spend so much time just sitting in one place and listening to the description of detail that went into building this... 
    This place will change your life. The auditorium is BREATHTAKING and you can spend so much time just sitting in one place and listening to the description of detail that went into building this...  more »
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  • Went to see a concert here while in Barcelona. Was absolutely blown away by this place- so beautiful. The amount of time and care that went into creating this is astounding. Be prepared for lots of stairs if you're in the upper level like I was, but absolutely worth it as you are so close to that spectacular glass dome. Not a bad seat in the house, intimate, beautiful!
  • Absolutely worth a visit in Barcelona! It is beautiful inside and out from floor to ceiling. The entrance is 11 euros which is totally worth it and you can easily access an audio guide online - bring headphones - which tells you all about what you're seeing in each room. There are also in-person guided tours available. I believe they host shows too which I did not attend. Very pretty and impressive location!
  • One of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. The tile work is incredible and the stained glass artwork next level. It was well worth it to get a guided tour to understand the story of the 18 muses representing music from different parts of the world and the inspiration behind the building. I only wished the gift store had been open so I could have a keepsake.
  • This is a music/concert venue but we went just for a tour of the very impressive building. We did a self guided tour which was very good. It is a very ornately decorated interior and exterior. It is very impressive and was well worth visiting. I would say max time one hour for self tour. We both enjoyed it.
  • My daughter and I experienced the English guided tour. It lasted approximately 1 hour and was educational and insightful and also gave us time to marvel at this gorgeous building. We were lucky enough to experience the acoustics because a girls’ choir was practicing. It was absolutely beautiful.There is an attached cafe/restaurant but we didn’t have time to stop.

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