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Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala

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Address: Carrer Palau de la Musica, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 95 72 00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Palau, an icon of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona The...

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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This building is amazing and offers tours however I think the best way to experience this fully is to book a show. My husband and I saw the 'Barcelona Guitar Trio and Dance' and... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This building is amazing and offers tours however I think the best way to experience this fully is to book a show. My husband and I saw the 'Barcelona Guitar Trio and Dance' and we booked directly through their website to enable us to choose our own seats. They were amazing and the dancing was truly breathtaking.We both felt really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's one of the places you heard people recommend to see once in Barcelona. I believe the entrance to just see the inside is 15 € with audio guide. Luckily I went on the website and found the event with Pedro Gonzalez who is one of praised flamingo guitarists with 2 talented flamingo dancers for just 30 €! Personally if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth booking ahead for a 50 minute guided tour of this architectural masterpiece. Built around the time of Gaudi, but by another genius architect, it's intricate detail inside and outside is fabulous. You can get up close to all the mosaics on the terrace and they played the pipe organ so you can hear the acoustics. Enthralling! My only... More 

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This is one of my favorites. It's by Montaner...not Gaudi..but it looks like Gaudi to me. So if you love Gaudi then you might find yourself loving Montaner even more. It's famous for its central Glasswork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely building to visit, absolutely beautiful inside. The guides are very good but the video you sit through at the start is a bit high-brow. Our 9 year old didn't get much out of it! However the tour is great, plenty of time to appreciate the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you're not planning to watch a performance Luis Domenech i Montaner's Palua de al Musica is one of the most amazing sites/sights of this city. It is soooo Barcelona: crazily, beautifully bonkers Modernista architecture. I wonder sometimes what on earth was in the water hereabouts that made the local architects create Barcelona's Modernista version of Art Nouveau. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are unable to attend a concert here, at least plan to take a tour. We bought the tickets at the box office there for the next day's tour in English. Visiting the Palau de Musica acquainted us with a noteworthy architect who was actually one of Gaudi's teachers: Montaner. The Modernismo movement is in full evidence in this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you first enter you are in absolute awe. Everyone is overwhelmed by the beauty of the theatre. We were lucky to see Spanish guitarists and flamenco. The hsow was exquisite and the lighting transformed the stage between each piece. Do not miss seeing something here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'd never see this walking around unless you knew it was there and purposely went to find it. The inside is amazing, but I was most impressed by the architecture on the outside.

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Went for the 9:30 pm show, it was magical and it will give you a real experience of flamenco culture. The only thing I would recommend is to make sure you get the directions right, it's difficult to find, I was bit late for the show, had to wait for the break. I noticed many where late due to having... More 

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