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Palau de la Música Catalana

On the List of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1997

Since 1997, the Palau de la Música Catalana is listed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.

Impressive is, above all, the concert hall of the Palau de la Música, located in the northern part of the Barri Gòtic. Architect of the Palau de la Música was Lluis Domènech i Montaner, who built some important Art Nouveau buildings in Barcelona. Owner is the Catalan choir association "Orfeo Catala, which was founded in 1891. The Music Hall was built in 1905 and inaugurated in 1908.

Inside, the concert hall and the stage build a harmonious unit. Unusual materials were used: Lots of glass makes the Music Hall very bright and gives it a unique atmosphere, the ceramics with natural forms are typical of Modernism, the Catalan Art Nouveau. Above the stage, there is a church organ, which is working again, due to a restoration in 2004.

At the outer facade you can find elements of the Gothic and Modernism.

At the end of the 19th Century, the rapid development of Catalonia educed a bourgeoisie that was looking for new self-representation. The Modernism was an essential expression of this Renaixença.

The facade is decorated with flowery tiled columns with busts of great masters like Beethoven, Bach and Wagner. At the corner, a sculpture, in confectioner’s style, squirms its way down on a Moorish inspired tower.

The construction is crowned with a mosque like tower. The entrance of the Music Palace goes through this tower.

The impressive concert hall is the highlight of the guidance, with allows you to visit the inside of the Palau de la Música. The large organ above the stage is flanked by coloured windows, as well as the roof light illuminating the hall. The light appears by a downward curved and colourful glass dome.

Notes for showing round

The number of participants of a guided tour is limited to 55 people. Therefore, buy the ticket already one week in advance. Either you buy the ticket on the spot or by telephone (see below). A purchase through the internet is offered.
Please be on time for your guidance, because once the guidance has started, no more entrance tickets are permitted and the  ticket price will not be reimbursed either.
Length of the tour is about 50 minutes. Tour starts in the foyer of the Palau de la Música.

Shedule for guidance

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

Sales on the spot

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 
 
Telefone sale

Tel.: +34 902 475 485, Monday to Friday 9:30 to 14:30.
Tickets can not be purchased on the same day as the guidance takes place.

Here you can find the Palau de la Música Catalana on the map in the Gothic quarter.

Important information

Address
Palau de la Música, 4-6
Phone: +34 902 475 485
www.palaumusica.org

Arrival
Metro: L1, L4, Urquinaona
Bus Turístic: Barri Gòtic

Opening times
Tours daily 10-15.30 every 30 minutes. Tours can be cancelled because of rehearsals.
In July and in Easter week tours from 10-18.00.
Other times: consult availability.
Advice: tickets for tours can not reserved.
From 9.30am to 3.30pm (July and August: 08.30am to 8.00pm)

Admission
Reguular: € 18.00
Reduced: € 11.00
Children up to 10 years: free (accompanied by a family member)
Barcelona Card: 20% discount

20% discount on admission with the Barcelona Card

With the Barcelona Card you geht 20% discount on tour admission.


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