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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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beautiful building

probably one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, The tour isnt very long but it was good and the staff were both friendly and helpful. the place is great to visit.

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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

probably one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, The tour isnt very long but it was good and the staff were both friendly and helpful. the place is great to visit.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is one of the most beautiful concert rooms I've ever been to. music sounded great, and environment was just impressive. They have a great bar downstairs where they do "express meals" and they also have some basque "tapas", so you can have some food and a nice glass of Cava before, during or after the concert. You have to be... More 

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Izegem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must visit this place with a guide. They give very detailed information about the building process, the building style, the functionalities of all parts and the significance off all colors, decorations, ... This place is truly wonderful, very beautiful and kind of a hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since we wanted to see Palau de la Musica from the insight, (we had a bicycle tour and learned some interesting facts about the building) I checked if there was a show and gladly there was. We booked tickets for Carmen, a lovely opera! The combination of the opera with the most beautiful theatre I've ever been (and I've been... More 

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Thank Simelaki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must visit. If you like music you must visit. We went there twice in one day went for the tour and back in the evening for the show. It is very beautiful building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the kids on a short one hour tour of the Music Hall and it was lovely. Included was a 15 minute organ concert which was worth the little extra cost. It was a big group and the guide from the hall was good so worth visiting.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You need to spend some time in front of the building just taking in the beauty of the mosaics and architecture. Then go in back for a coffee and snack and some souvenir shopping before you go inside to enjoy a concert in a gorgeous theatre with a ceiling of stained glass. Acoustics are wonderful. I don't think there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can only enter the Palau as part of a guided tour but there are lots available. English speaking tours are available every hour on the hour. The building itself is very impressive and just beautiful. I'm so glad we made time for this visit. The guide we had William was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful locations and with fantastic architecture. Try to go for a typical spanish or catalan concert. Make sure you buy good seats as it is always worth to do it there. Also the tapas and cavas at the bar are quite good. Have fun and enjoy a womderful evening. ...in general prices are not high considering the quality you get!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We first visited the Palace de la Musica for a concert & were surprised that it actually took place in a very modern extension. the concert was excellent but did not have the atmosphere that the much older beautiful part has. You can book a tour & this is well worth while as you are guided into the older concert... More 

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