Palace of Catalan Music

Palace of Catalan Music, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Palace of Catalan Music Reviews: 4.5/5

Palace of Catalan Music
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Theaters
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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About
The Palau, an icon of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most representative monuments of the city and It is one of the most recommended tourist attractions of Barcelona. Built between 1905 and 1908 by the great architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalonia and essential part of any visit to the city, as any of the most fascinating Gaudi buildings. This historical building, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, offers an experience so magical that visitors fall in love with it. From the hand of experienced guides, the wonders of this architectural pearl discovered and visitors into a fantasy world full of details and references to the characteristic nature of modernist architecture. An essential visit in the list of top 10 things to see in Barcelona.
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Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
How to get there
  • Urquinaona • 3 min walk
  • Catalunya • 6 min walk
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Misty W
Smyrna, GA141 contributions
Loved this place so much. A stunning concert hall. We lucked out and heard a short piece using the massive and powerful organs - an emotional experience for a music lover. We used the audio guide that came with the ticket purchase - be sure to bring your own headphones with this, you'll be using your cell phone. I'd love to return and hear a concert at the Palace.
Written March 22, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,930 contributions
After visiting the hospital of Sao Pau, the visit to the Palace of Catalan music was a foregone conclusion. The style of Luis Domenech y Montaner does not leave anyone indifferent. UNESCO in 1997 equated it with Gaudi recognizing these two architectural masterpieces as world heritage. There are two ways to visit the Palace: take a ticket to a concert or go on a guided tour. The former is clearly preferable, because the emotional impact of Domenech-y-Montaner interiors with music will certainly be stronger. However, there were no tickets and I had to limit myself to a tour. 50-minute guided tours take place in groups of up to 50 people every 30 minutes. It costs 18 euros. 3 euros more than the Louvre with its 200 thousand square meters. m. Barcelona is not for poor tourists. Already the lobby with a bar in the middle is amazing. Then you are taken to the small hall for an introductory story about the Palace. Admiration builds up on the stairs. The tour culminates in a concert hall. Everything is impressive here, but especially the giant dome curved inwards, made of colored glass mosaic. The colors of the mosaic are chosen in such a way that the audience has the effect of being in the open air, because this is the only concert hall in Europe with natural light. In the center of the dome, the Golden mosaic represents the Sun, and the blue shades used around it represent the sky. Wide arcades soar above the rows of seats in the upper gallery, and intricate moldings frame the stage, 18 statues symbolizing the Greek muses, and Wagner's Valkyries are located here. The organ pipes on the wall symbolize masculinity. The hall can accommodate 2,200 people, but as I mentioned, it is not easy to get into their number.
Written November 30, 2020
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ginsengNewYork
new york1,168 contributions
Amazingly gorgeous Art Nouveau theatre that holds every year a very popular Celtic music concert with Carlos Nunez and his international friends. Nunez is a world-famous flutist and bagpiper from Galicia in Spain ( Galicia was occupied once by Celts, hence its musical traditions are connected to Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany). Locals just LOVE Nunez so you have to buy your tickets way ahead of time!
And that concert is just amazing: vibrant, warm, and so cool! People litterally dance in their seats...
Before the show, one can have tapas or a very nice meal at the Palau's restaurant.
Written January 8, 2022
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TheTravellingSloth
Potters Bar, UK10 contributions
Couples
We wanted to phone someone to see if we could be allowed entry at 17:15 when the performance started at 17:00 but there was noone operating any of the phone numbers.

Was looking forward to the performance as the highlight of the trip and was severely let down by this service. Never even bothered to go given it didn't look like there was anyone there to operate any kind of customer service.
Written March 27, 2022
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Smeaters
Venice, Italy113 contributions
Instead of doing a tour, I decided to come and see a concert here and I'm so glad I did.

I"m sure there is a lot of information to be learned on the tour but personally, I wanted to experience it as a concert hall. When I got there, there was plenty of time to look around and admire the beautiful architecture and decor.

I got seats up in the 'gods' - the top floor but the view of the stage was excellent and it didn't feel like too high a climb to the second floor.

The performance I saw was wonderful (Gran Teatro Flamenco) and it was full of locals which I guess is a good sign!

Excellent value for money and a beautiful building, I would highly recommend coming to see a show here.

Unfortunately I'm not sure if it's fully accessible as I didn't notice a lift so best to check with the venue beforehand if necessary. The seats were fairly small but comfortable and with decent leg room.

There is a bar area although I didn't visit it so I can't comment on that. Plenty of clean toilets available too.

Friendly, helpful staff. I would definitely go back!
Written April 15, 2022
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Yaroslaw_Kerget
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine1,047 contributions
Couples
Amazing building outside and manifique inside.
Come here for Flamenco show and buy a good tickets don’t buy cheap once because you will see nothing with cheap tickets.
Or buy a tour to see how the palace looks inside it’s really beautiful.
Written January 11, 2020
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travelady042
Cleveland, OH141 contributions
Family
We bought the standard guided tour in English from the Palau website. Our guide Andres was funny, engaging and open to questions. The tour included a brief organ performance, which was grand and made the auditorium come to life! I inquired about upgrading to add a 20 minute concert, and that is only available in the summer. The building itself is magnificent, unique, and breathtaking. It’s no wonder it is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Written January 6, 2020
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Jacquie
9 contributions
Family
We booked an English Tour from the Palau. We had a lovely guide who proudly showed us this amazing building. The tour was about one hour and she gave us an insight to the uniqueness of the building. After the tour Howe had an opportunity to explore on our own and take photos. Our tour was at 10 am and it was not busy. When we left there were lines. We had the option for a 10 am tour or 3 pm. Definitely the 10 am was the best. Highly recommend
Written March 16, 2022
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Edda A
Berlin, Germany7 contributions
Friends
My friend invited me and my boyfriend to a orchestra this evening. In the beginning of the second half of the orchestra my friend had to go to the bathroom. The rows behind us were empty and my friend left the hall peacefully without disturbing other guests views.
He asked a security guard if he would be able to come back if he would go to the bathroom. The guard said yes.
When he came back the guard was going to let him in but then another guard came. This other guard said it was forbidden to enter the hall when the orchestra was playing.
I saw my friend at the end of the orchestra and he told me he was making a formal complaint. We walked to the gourd that wouldn't let him in and asked for his name. He asked if we could take a picture of his nametag for the complaint. As soon as he said that the guard put his hand over the tag to hid it, took his radio and started talking angry. But he told before that his name was Oscar.
We started to walk away and my boyfriend called and told me there was a security guard running up because someone was taking pictures of the staff. This security guard approached us and was really nice. Then some other guy comes and tells us rudely to leave. He did it because this Oscar lied that my friend was taking pictures.
This really ruened our experience.
Written October 11, 2021
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Jmarpere
Sitges, Spain285 contributions
The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built in 1905.

I have been to several concerts at this location and the acoustics are phenomenal.
Now we decided to do the guided tour. It is available in several languages and the duration is approximately one hour. Costs 22 Euros per person.
Starts with a short video with he history of the building and then the guide walks you through the different floors and areas of the theater giving detailed explanations.
You have enough time to take pictures. They don't rush you at all so you can really enjoy and "absorb" the beauty of the building.
We enjoyed it very much and, if you have a chance, see a performance too. It's kind of a "must do" thing in Barcelona...
Written February 19, 2020
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