Palau de la Música Catalana

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Palau de la Música Catalana
This Art Nouveau gem designed by Lluis Domènech i Montaner has been Barcelona’s preeminent music hall since its founding in 1908. Colorful ceramics, ornate sculptures and busts of illustrious composers—Wagner, Beethoven, Bach—decorate the red-brick exterior, but that only hints at what you’ll find inside. Among the flamboyant details: Walls and columns clad from floor to ceiling in floral-themed mosaic tiles, magnificent stained-glass windows, and centered above the 2,000-seat main auditorium, an enormous, multi-colored skylight that resembles an inverted dome. Seeing a classical concert here is a treat—the acoustics are superb—but you can also sign up for a 55-minute guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site; the cost is 18 euro (about $20).
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C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 72 00