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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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Spanish Guitar Concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona

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An amazing evening at this gorgeous music theatre

We were so lucky to see the Gran Gala Flamenco show at this beautiful facility. The acoustics were out of this world and the architecture both inside and out was out of this world.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so lucky to see the Gran Gala Flamenco show at this beautiful facility. The acoustics were out of this world and the architecture both inside and out was out of this world.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we attended a performance at this beautiful music hall. the ceiling is gorgeous! sadly the performance we attended that night wasn't as great. take a coffee break at the beautiful cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit got off to an annoying start as we arrived at what appeared to be the main entrance to the Palace to find about 20 other people with online tickets, wondering why no one was letting us in for our 5 pm tour. There was no sign of any kind on the tickets or the building to indicate that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had seen this in a guide book and it looked interesting so, after walking around outside, we booked onto the next available English tour. We were taken into an auditorium and watched about a ten minute film explaining the origins of the theatre and the raisin d'etre behind the architecture, culminating in its current use and the many famous musicians... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended a concert on our trip. The concert hall has a great sound and is very beautiful. The staff was very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you get chance take the guided tour around this gorgeous theatre. It takes around an hour and is a feast for the eyes. If you like Art Deco don't miss it. The cafe on the ground floor is also a lovely, cool place to linger on a warm day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the end of my Barcelona we decided to do a super touristy thing and got tikets for a spanish guitar concert. I mainly went to check out the interior and my friends really wanted to hear a bit of flamenco. And we loved it! The interios is simply magial with so many details to look at and the perfomance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was intrigued to see the inside of the Palau, having previously heard so much about it. Although the visit was interesting and the interior of the Palau spectacular, tickets are expensive and I couldn't help feeling I would have been better off paying a bit more and buying a ticket for a show and absorbing the atmosphere more fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This attraction must be booked well in advance of your trip to Barcelona and it is well worth the price of admission. You are treated to a guided tour of the palace and the wonderful and photogenic architecture therein. You are seated in the concert hall to hear a mini piano concert performance by one of the established performers that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although not a Gaudi, the Palau is nonetheless one of the architectural treasures of Barcelona - from the horses leaping (literally) from the ceiling to the elegance of the public areas. Oh, and there's the music too. I have been to two concerts here - both of exceptional quality, and offering a chance to experience world class performances in a... More 

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