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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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10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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Beautiful performance theatre & great tour with mini concert

This building is beautiful inside. We booked tickets in advance for the tour with a 10 minute mini concert which was excellent. The guide was great and the pianist was also very... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This building is beautiful inside. We booked tickets in advance for the tour with a 10 minute mini concert which was excellent. The guide was great and the pianist was also very good. I recommend this tour.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a virtuosic performance of flamenco guitar music enhanced by two dancers. The venue was beautiful, but DEFINITELY spring for good seats because back rows had limited visibility of the dance stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building is amazing on the inside, try and attend a concert in there just to take a look at the architecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I totally recommend the full guided tour of the Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala. The history of the building is a revelation and the architecture is stunning. The highlight of the tour was sitting in the concert hall during daylight with the light flooding in from all sides. It was a shame I could not arrange to see a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recommend going there for a flamenco show in the evening. Building is relatively small but very nice ambiance like in a miniature opera house. It's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth doing the guided tour, extremely informative and didn't feel rushed. Plenty of time to absorb the stunning details. Loved every minute of it.

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Toured the Palau de la Musica for $29 for two. We enjoyed the tour and the building is beautiful. We bought tickets for a Flamenco Show the next night. What an amazing experience for us, the show was fantastic and to see it being performed in the Palau was special. Add it to your list of must see's!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think loads of other reviews that say it all-stunning building. I wasn't able to figure out in advance where to sit -now that I've been thought I'd share what I found. As others have said the main floor is essentially flat -rows in front too close to stage, hard to see once 8-10 rows back. This is a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in the city centre it is an object to see FROM INSIDE. The world famous ceiling is a real beauty, the best photographs do not represent it as it is

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Impossible to miss this this attraction. The atmosphere is magical, the beauty of this theater don't stop surprising you

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