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Palace of Catalan Music

Carrer del Palau de la Musica 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
93 295 72 00
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Ranked #1 of 288 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Concerts, Theaters & Stadiums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This music hall features classical guitar, orchestra and occasional...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Concerts, Theaters & Stadiums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: This music hall features classical guitar, orchestra and occasional flamenco performances.
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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking Modernist building. Definitely a 'must' in Barcelona. Very good guided visits to the building, but the best way to enjoy it is going to a concert. Their music programme is excellent and so is the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great venue, we got free tickets for a matinee concert and a guided tour. Superb service and the guidance. One of the best concert halls in Europe when taking in account its acoustics.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Palau de la Musica is one of the spots many visitors keep missing in Barcelona, probably because of the perception that it is just a concert hall. Actually, It can be enjoyed in many different ways: as an architectonic masterpiece worth visiting, its café with its Art Nouveau allure makes it a great place to gather or just stop for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

As soon as the programme was available, we prebooked tickets to the 9pm concert by the Barcelona Guitar Trio of Xavier Coll, Manuel González and Luis Robisco. The advantage of early pre booking was that we had second row seats, so close to the stage where my musical companion could observe every movement of the artists. It was a perfect... More 

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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a must see in Barcelona. The building drips with gorgeous stained glass. Of special interest is the stained glass ceiling light. It is magnificent beyond words. The sculpture, decoration and architecture are simply wonderful. I went here because the line for the Picasso museum was two blocks long. I am glad it was--

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

indeed listening to music in such a place is quite an experience. The building with its architecture and decorations is extraordinary and is worth a visit in any case, but a concert has a special value added.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The theatre is beautiful inside and out. It is worth booking tickets to a performance to fully appreciate the building in all it's glory. We booked tickets to see a Master of Spanish guitar, before we left home and had good seats. It was not very expensive and well worth it giving us a wonderful experience in Barcelona.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The building has so many beautiful elements inside and out, not least the stunning stained glass skylight! It was amazing to hear the organ playing and get a sense of the great acoustics. It would have been great to see a concert here and I would urge people to book a show rather than the tour... the tour was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We took the tour of the Palau (However, you could get a similar experience if you booked a show and put the ticket money to it) as there wasn't a show we fancied at the time we were in Barcelona. The tour is good you get a little organ music to go with the audio visuals and walk around. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went with the English group. Each tour takes about one hour, including a 20 min video and inside the theater.

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