Palau de la Musica Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) is a magnificent concert hall in La Ribera neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and completed in 1908. The concert hall features an elaborate stained glass dome which was designed to help bring some natural light into the hall as there were tall buildings adjacent to the location of the concert hall.
The schedule for events at Palau de la Musica Catalana is available at the information center. Events include poetry readings, choir, film screenings, dance, and music concerts including everything from modern to classical. I attended a spectacular flamenco dance performance by Tablao Flamenco Cordobes – Gran Festival Flamenco de Barcelona – tribute to Carmen Amaya.
I also attended an afternoon tour of Palau de la Musica Catalana – it was a bit rushed but I enjoyed it. I went on the tour the day before I attended the flamenco concert which is good otherwise I might have been distracted by all the artwork in the concert hall – it really is extraordinary to see.
Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona Spain is definitely my new favorite concert hall!
What is your favorite concert hall or event venue?
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How to get to Palau de la Musica in Barcelona:
Address: Carrer Palau de la Musica
Phone Number: +34 932 95 72 00
Hours: by guided tour schedule only.
Admission Cost (as of July 2015): €18 for guided tour
Tours: Day visits are only by guided tour. Tours are every 30 minutes from 10AM – 3:30PM; until 6PM in July and 8PM in August. Concert schedule can be found here.
How to Get There: Metro: Urquinaona (L1, L4). Bus: V15, V17 and 45.