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Palau de la Música Catalana- The palace of music in Barcelona

A unique Art Nouveau diamond, a building of true elegance! It’s the Palace of Music in Barcelona, a concert venue that is also a major attraction of the city.

It was inaugurated in 1908 and in 1997 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Its design is typical of Catalan modernism with curves, rich decoration and dynamic designs.

The façade is decorated with elements of traditional Spanish and Arabic architecture. Red brick, mosaics, glazed tiles and impressive stained glass are the features of the facade. In the corner of the building there is a large complex of sculptures that symbolize Catalan music.

Above the columns are large busts of it Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, of Bach and Beethoven on the main façade and Wagner on the side.

The interior is particularly impressive, with natural light spreading everywhere through the canopy, which is made of colored glass.

It is the only concert hall in Europe, which during the day is illuminated exclusively by natural light.

The decoration has the theme of choral music with relevant representations.

In the dome, around the central sun, a female choir is formed.

The figures of 18 young women (muses) who play from a different musical instrument and wear different clothes stand out, with the upper part of their bodies projecting from the wall while the lower part is designed with colorful mosaics.

The foyer

Sala Lluís Millet

Orfeó Català rehearsal room

Petit Palau

In the shop that operates in the foyer, you will find decorative items, jewelry, cds, books and much more.

The square behind the building, a beautiful place for a coffee when the weather is good.

How are you going?

Palau is located on Carrer de Sant Francesc de Paula, in a part of old Barcelona known as La Ribera. Nearest metro station: Urquinaona.


You can also watch a concert. See the program here.

* You can enter the building only with a tour and not alone! The ticket is a bit expensive (18 euros) but it is a place that is really worth seeing.
* In the foyer there is a cafeteria that offers food menus (eg spaghetti or burger with soft drink at 10 euros)

* If you want more exquisite flavors, you can visit the Mirador del Palau restaurant in the square. Menus start at 14 euros. See more information here.
* A visit to the Palace of Music can be combined with other attractions nearby, such as the Cathedral, the famous Las Ramblas and the Boqueria Market.
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