Stained Glass in Barcelona Spain – Palau de la Musica

Palau de la Musica Catalan concert hall in Barcelona Spain features stained glass dome

Palau de la Musica Catalana concert hall in Barcelona features a stained glass dome


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.


Palau de la Musica Catalana stained glass dome at concert hall in La Ribera neighborhood - Barcelona Spain

Palau de la Musica Catalana – stained glass


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.


Tour of Palau de la Musica Catalana - stained glass dome - Barcelona Spain

Palau de la Musica Catalana – stained glass dome


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 - looking out the front window with stained glass accents - Barcelona Spain

Palau de la Musica Catalana – looking out the front window


Palau de la Musica Catalana - closeup of stained glass - Barcelona Spain

Palau de la Musica Catalana – closeup of stained glass


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.

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  1. isn’t that grandeur personified.

    was in barcelona for 3 days 5 yrs ago and this is one of the sights we skipped for lack of time. returning there hopefully this fall (crossing fingers) and would have another chance to see this.

    have a lovely week.

    • I am so lucky to be staying around the corner from the Palau de la Musica – made it real easy for me to do the tour and go to the flamenco show. I hope you do get to see it – I am crossing my fingers for you too!

      A few highlights of my trip to Barcelona so far are the Palau de la Musica, Monserrat, and Casa Batllo – along with the fact that I have encountered so many extremely friendly people here in Barcelona – I really love this city!

  2. ellen b says:

    Such beautiful works of art. Hmmm, my favorite concert hall or event venue. The last concert hall I was in was Benaroya in Seattle. One of my favorite event venues these days is Century Link Field in Seattle where the Seattle Sounders Soccer team plays and the Seahawks play. Not real refined although I do know I would appreciate a beautiful hall…

    • I just met a couple of guys from Seattle here in Barcelona. I’ve been wanting to visit there for some time now, it would be a great place to escape the Texas heat this summer – and check out a concert.

  3. Oh my… absolutely stunning!

  4. Leslie says:

    Incredible stained glass. I must try to get to Spain sometime in my life.

    abcw team

  5. Marcy says:

    Stunning shots! I have been there several times but could never get such stunning shots!! the first one looks very pro, congrats

  6. Reader Wil says:

    How very beautiful, Susan! I love these windows of stained glass.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  7. Nonnie says:

    what oppulent and magnificently designed glass!

  8. Jesh StG says:

    Love the modern treatment/approach of the stained glass. The whole ceiling though is a little too much baroque for me (am a European artist and most of them like straight and abstract lines, lol)

  9. astonishingly lovely!

  10. Rajesh says:

    Amazing designs on the stained glass.

  11. Wow! A building and architect I’m not familiar with, but now I want to look up everything I can about them. Beautiful pictures of a grand building.

  12. Cris says:

    Amazing stained glass! I hope I`ll visit some day Spain and see it with my own eyes :)

    • Cris I hope you do visit Spain – not sure what took me so long to visit Spain and I can’t wait to go back again! Barcelona is an amazing city!

  13. Ann says:

    Exquisite work of art for certain.

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