Palau de la Musica



This magnificent concert house done in modernist style, noted as one of the most modernist buildings in the world. In 1997, it was declared, by UNESCO, as a World Heritage. There are also many other works of art and sculptures that are a part of the building which makes it seem like an exhibition, can hold 2,000 people.This Concert hall is a high point of Barcelona Modernista Architecture. It;s not exactly a symphony, more a series of crescendos in tile, brick, sculpted stone and stained glass. The Palau, show off much of its splendour on the outside. take in the principal façade with its mosaics, floral capitals and the sculpture cluster representing Catalan popular music. Build by Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeo Català Musical society, with the help of some the best Catalan artisans of the time, it was built in the cloister of the former Convent de Sant Francesc, and since 1990 it has undergone several major charges. The latest in 2004 greatly improved its facilities as well as adding an outdoor cafe and increasing performance space. Wander inside the foyer and restaurant areas to admire the spangled, tiled pillars.Best of all, however, is the richly colorful auditorium upstairs with the ceiling of blue-and-gold stained glass and shimmering skylight that looks like a giant, crystalline, downward thrusting nipple. The original Modernist creation, now a World Heritage Site, did not meet with universal approval in its day. 

Type: Building

Year built:1905

Address: Street de Sant Pere Mes Alt 08003

Area: Born, Gothic Quarter

Phone:+34 902 44 28 82

Author: Domènech i Montaner, Óscar Tusquets

Style: Modern movement

Area of interest: Music, Architecture

Services: Museum, Restaurant, Music Hall, Shop

How to get there:
Closest station: urquinaona L1 L4
Other stations: plaza catalunya L1 L3 FGC barcelona plaza catalunya L7