Palau de la Música Catalana

Address: C/ Sant Pere Més Alt, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
Telephone: 93 295 72 00

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife
  • Art
  • Design and architecture