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Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most beautiful auditoriums of the world and one of the most spectacular buildings in Barcelona. It was designed by the modernist architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner, a leading representative of Catalan Modernism. The structure is designed as a concert hall, which is still used for different types of music performances. It is located in Carrer Sant Francesc de Paula, 2, in La Ribera.

The construction was carried out between 1905 and 1908, with the application of large glass walls and integration of all arts, sculpture, mosaics, stained glass and wrought iron.

The concert halls itself has references dating back to the Ancient Greeks. There are amazing sculptures of Pegasus and of the ancient Greek gods on the walls.

The most exciting part of the concert hall is the organ that plays itself.The acoustic of the auditorium is unbeatable. The best musicians and conductors in the world of the last century have played in the Palau. It is an authentic shrine of Catalonia and a music concert hall. In 1997, UNESCO included the building in the list of World Heritage Sites.

Visiting Palau de la Música Catalana

For a visit to Palau de la Música, you can arrange a guided tour. During this tour you will be guided through the whole building, and you will see the most unusual materials.

The number of participants of a guided tour is limited to 55 people. Therefore, buy the tickets always in advance. You can buy the ticket on the spot or by telephone. A purchase through the internet is offered as well.

Please be on time for the guidance, because once the guidance has started, no more entrance tickets are permitted and the ticket price will not be reimbursed either.

The tour will last for approximately 50 minutes and starts in the foyer of the Palau de la Música. It is guided in English, Spanish and Catalan.


902 475 485

Opening hours

Every day from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. Guidance Schedule

Catalan: 10.30 und 12.30 Uhr Spanish: 09.30, 11.30, 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30 h (August and Easter week also: 16.30, 17.30) English: 09:00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00 h (August and Easter week also: 16.00, 17.00, 18.00)

Tickets Office

In the ticket office of the Palau de la Música: c. / Palau de la Música 4-6, 09.00 to 15.30 In the museum shop: c. / St. Pere més Alt, 1, 10:00 to 18:00

Telephone Tickets

Monday to Friday 9:30 to 14:30. Tickets cannot be purchased on the same day as the guidance takes place.


Carrer Sant Francesc de Paula, 2 Barcelona, Spain.


L4, stop Urquinaona
Category: Sights

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