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“Nice building” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana

Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana
Carrer Palau de la Musica, 4-6 | La Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (El Born / La Ribera)
93 295 72 00
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This music hall features classical guitar, orchestra and occasional flamenco performances.
Vilvoorde, Belgium
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“Nice building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The people at the Palau de la musica are very friendly (which is not always the case in Barcelona I'm afraid to say). It's a beautiful building. The tour is about 45 minutes (starting with a 10 minute film). We did the tour with a toddler which is very doable. You can keep the stroller downstairs (in a locked away place) as you climb the steps of the building.
It is expensive at 17€ per person for the visit (you get a discount with the Barcelona card). When we visited, there was a maximum of 55 people per tour. At the tour itself, there were only 20-30 people there. I think during the week, it's relatively calm. Even so, the building itself is created to comfortably hold an audience of 2048 (see, I learned something) so I wouldn't worry if the tour crowd is a bit bigger.

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“Gorgeous space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky to purchase a ticket for Handel's Messiah, €13 on the third floor, bought on the morning of the concert. But I wouldn't have cared where I sat as the acoustics were extraordinarily and it was fun to sit amongst the Catalonian families and enjoy the mosaics, lead lights, sculpture and of course the music!

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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

a must when In Barcelna, bautifull facade, great colors. We went to a Flamenco show and it was absolutly great. ticket a bit expensive though..

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“Stunning but not value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a stunningly beautiful music hall, however as with all Barcelona attractions it is overpriced. There is up to 100 people that can go on the tour at once – so it can be a massive group. The tour starts with a DVD presentation then you go into the music hall lower floor and the upper floor. You do get to listen to the organ play for a brief period to hear the acoustics but this is it. It is probably one of the better attractions in Barcelona but it is just too expensive and not value for money.

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“Beautiful building, inside and out! Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This was the most beautiful building in Barcelona, inside and out! They give tours of it in English several times a day. My husband and I arrived at the Palau de la Musica five minutes after a tour started, and we will forever be grateful to Anna who let us into the video room so we could join the tour. Nice gift shop too with unique items. We wished we could have attended a concert or program there. When in Barcelona, do not miss this wonderful attraction!

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