Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona

Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most striking concert halls in the world. Built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català (a Catalan choral society), it is currently one of the most representative Catalan Modernist buildings in Catalonia’s capital city.  

The concert hall has an impressive acoustics, reason for which many famous artists wish to sing in the Palace of Catalan Music and why it is held in high esteem.

Inside the Palau de la Música Catalana

The building’s guided tour begins with a presentation of its history, present and its essential role in the society of Barcelona.

Once the presentation finishes, visitors are taken to the concert hall. This auditorium is naturally lit during the day giving with a bright and colorful light thanks to it stained-glass panes and its enormous stained glass skylight. The hall is beautifully decorated to immerse the spectators into a magical world.

The hall and the stage contain sculptures, busts, reliefs that fill the room with magic and create an ideal atmosphere for the various artists and music forms that are performed in the Palau.

The tour of the Palace continues in the Lluís Millet hall which is a gathering place for concert-goers a striking Modernist hall with a small terrace with peculiar columns covered in mosaics.

A Unique Concert Hall

The Palau de la Música Catalana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The concert hall is an architectural jewel. Its exterior is as surprising and unique as its interior, with one of the most beautiful auditoriums in the world.

If you have enough time, we recommend booking the guided tour. If you are in Barcelona for a few days, we suggest to at least walk past the Palau to get a view of such a magnificent building.

Schedule

Every day: 9 am – 3:30 pm

Price

Adults: 16 (US$ 16.90)
Children (aged less than 10 years old): free entrance

Palau de la Música Catalana Tour 17 (US$ 18)

Transport

Buses: V15, V17, and 47.
Metro: Urquinaona, lines 1 and 4.