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Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala
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Skip the Line: Barcelona Palau de la Música Catalana Tour
Ranked #4 of 697 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Palace is an absolutely beautiful building. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and you don't have to know anything about Catalan music to appreciate the building.

Visited May 2014
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“A Feast for the Ears and the Eyes”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This modernist building was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who is often these days overshadowed by Gaudi. The building is a do not miss. Outside, there are undulating mosaics and busts of great composers such as Beethoven. Inside, there is wonderful stained glass and sculpture interwoven in the concert hall. We saw a trio of spanish guitars. The acoustics were spectacular and the space was intimate. Highly recommend seeing a concert in this lovely place.

Tours of the building are offered and they have a modern restaurant as well. We were unable to take advantage of either. However, there are good tapas restaurants just outside the venue. One, Casa Baitxo was fabulous.

Visited June 2014
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santiago, chile
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“A must if you are in Barcelona”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I visited this theater last april. We first took a guided tour that was very interesting, and then purchased tickets for a performance of Opera and Flamenco, which was excellent. I recommend this visit to anyone going to Barcelona

Visited May 2014
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful building and great flamenco show”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went to see the Gran Gala Flamenc show one evening, we had pre-booked our tickets before coming to Barcelona which ensured excellent seats, however it is not a sold out show so tickets could be bought on the night.
The theatre is beautiful, both inside and out. A more modern glass look outside, with an incredible ceiling inside the main theatre. You can also take tours of the building.
We really enjoyed the show, some incredible flamenco dancing, however the singing was a bit "shouty" at times.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Simply stunning”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had booked tickets for a concert well before our visit. Pre performance drinks in the beautiful foyer with the ceramic embellishments was a treat. Our seats were on the top level so closer to the amazing ceiling. We just sat and drank in the colours, the glass centrepiece. Concert was amazing Beethoven's 9th symphony which includes the Ode to Joy. My husband was so moved he could hardly sing when the audience were invited to join in the encore. an evening we will never forget. If you have time look up their season in advance and go to a concert there. Worth every cent!

Visited May 2014
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