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Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala

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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...more
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Carrer Palau de la Musica, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 932 95 72 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting building to see inside. You have to take a tour and English ones only run at certain times. We wandered in on spec and were told the next one was in an hour. We wished we had booked at that point as, when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LizaC-Medlar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a whim while killing time and it ended up being a highlight of the trip. Amazing color and light. Modernism may not be your thing, but you should give this a look. Tour is just under and hour and the guide was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gowestyoungman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Full disclosure: my wife and I didn't go into the concert hall, which I'm sure is spectacular, but I'm writing this review because of the seemingly exorbitant price to visit this building which was why we didn't visit. The price we were told at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank benwJ9462AK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visits only by guided tours. In this builging you´ll find out a virtuous scuptural work by Miquel Blay in facade corner. Look it specially at extraodinary works in glass dome , in stained glass windows, decorative elements in iron, pottery owned by fine arts and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tohhni
Reviewed 6 days ago

An enjoyable tour around a stunning building; designed by Gaudi's teacher (Lluís Domènech i Montaner). The sculptures, glasswork & mosaics are fantastic. The Auditorium is amazing, so much to see. The hour long guided tour is well worth doing and I recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IfieldDiver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attend ed a guitar concert and took the allowed 1/2 hr before to visit and take pictures. A fantastic experience in a beautiful place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olga s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely building and concert hall. It takes awhile to notice all the details. Book a concert if schedule allows. Okay to save money with cheap seats- it's a small venue and all seats have interesting views plus you can arrive early to walk around. If...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden jewel in Barcelona. The concert hall in amazing inside. It is worth 50 minutes to see all the incredible detail inside this great place for concerts. It’s impressive and beautiful. Book a concert if you have time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dupont5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique experience to hear an opera in this beautiful building-rich in history and color-heard Mozart’s magic flute and it is still reverberating in my soul-a real privilege-don’t do the tour-experience the concerts in their own venue and buy a ticket to whatever is playing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaCrana
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is fantastic, but I recommend you see it as it was intended, while listening to music. We pre-ordered tickets for a performance, and it was lovely to have the music and be able to examine all the wonderful details during the concert.

Date of experience: May 2018
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September 10, 2018|
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Response from travelnanny5 | Reviewed this property |
We sat in upper deck center. I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house
August 23, 2018|
Response from MuscoviteVT | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the show; for flamenco may be exactly what you need. A large-scale performance is better viewed from the balcony, IMHO. And the acoustics is OK everywhere.
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from ramon r | Reviewed this property |
The first rows of seats are the BEST, of course. But you could hear so well the music anywhere inside the Palau.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala (3 Replies)
Does anyone know if you can go and look around here without taking a guided tour? How much is it if so? I'm thinking I'd love to look, but with a 3 year old in tow i don't want to put her through a long guided tour (nor ruin it for others)
September 22, 2016|
Response fromJoan G|
You can't visit it on your own. You need a guided tour. However, why not after the visit you can go with your children to Granja Dulcinea and have a BIG ENOURMOUS hot chocolate (spanish style, it is very thick) with churros? I'm sure that they will love it!
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala (6 Replies)
Hi, Is it worth getting a ticket to a guitar or flamenco show here or are there more authentic/traditional shows elsewhere in Barcelona? I heard that it is mainly tourists that attend here but I don't know if that is correct or not. Thanks in advance!
April 10, 2017|
Response fromAnthony K|
Guitar show, Flamenco show, Dog &amp; Cat show...go, go, go. Whatever concert you sit back and enjoy in this wonderful arena will prove to be a memorable experience. An evening concert under that amazing roof is a treat for the senses. I would not pass up the opportunity if the concert appeals. Anthony
Palau de la musica orfeo Catala which option? (3 Replies)
I see that the Palau de la musica orfeo catala is highly recommended to visit. Can anyone suggest which option would provide the best experience as I see that when I visit in September I could choose a guided tour with piano mini concert, Gran gala flamenco. Los Farruco y Los Anaya or Opera y flamenco. Advice is greatly appreciated
July 18, 2017|
Response fromBGJ-DC|
I am not familiar with the three full-scale performances, but I am partial to the guided tour and mini-concert. The tour provides a lot of information you would not get by going to a regular performance, the stained glass in the hall is at its most spectacular during the day, and the mini-concert gives you something to listen to and an idea of the acoustics. If there is a full-scale performance that you would want to see on its own merits, by all means, do both.