Palau de la Música Catalana

Price guide: Mid-range

C/ Sant Pere Més Alt, Barcelona, 08003

Price guide: Mid-range

Palau de la Música
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By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Live entertainment, Nightlife

Expert review of Palau de la Música Catalana

Wildly extravagant architecture from one of the masters of Modernisme.

For most, Modernisme is synonymous with Gaudí, which is a shame. It means some of his talented contemporaries, such as Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who designed this fantastical wedding cake of a concert hall, are overlooked. But really, even if you only have a weekend in Barcelona, I urge you to see it – it’s a gem of the period, with its technicolour mosaic-work and effervescent sculpture.

The façade and foyer are stunning, but it’s also worth taking the guided tour to see the stained glass ceiling of the auditorium, and the bas-relief muses lining the stage.

Price advice: 

12 euros; 10 euros reductions.

Expert tips: 
An infinitely better way to experience the interior of the Palau is to catch a concert there – check the website for programming.

More information on Palau de la Música Catalana:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Architectural site
Address:
C/ Sant Pere Més Alt, Barcelona, 08003
Telephone:
93 295 72 00
Website:
http://www.palaumusica.org
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Guided tours 10am-3.30pm daily.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both
Free tags / Keywords:
Art

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