palau de la musica

Palace of Catalan Music is one of the most emblematic modernist buildings in Barcelona

It was built between 1905 and 1908 by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as the headquarters of the Catalan Orfeo. It was declared World Heritage by Unesco in December 1997. The building is a magic box in which all the applied arts are combined: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and forge.

The music palace offers guided tours through its different rooms and it is possible to enjoy a 15 minute organ or piano concert, for a price of € 25. The concert takes place in Sala Lluis Millet, the founder of Orfeo Catalán. This room is beautiful and stands out for its mosaics, ceramics and wrought iron. Music pieces of Bach, Mozart or Wagner are played in the short concerts.

This tour lasts 55 minutes.

On September 11st there is a special visit due to the National Day of Catalonia or Day Eleven of September (it is an annual commemoration reminding the last defense of Barcelona on 11st September of 1714).

Metro: Urquinaona (L1, L4)

Bus: V15, V17, 45

If you plan to go to the Music Palace of Catalonia and enjoy the guided tour from The Urban Suites, just take the metro in Hostafrancs (L1) and stop in Urquinaona.


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