Year of 2017

Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain

To take in every detail of this music performance venue in Barcelona, Spain, set aside an entire day. The Palau de la Música Catalana is as much a work of art as the music that fills the room most nights. The ‘modernisme’ style of the building, sometimes called Catalan modernism, combines mosaic tiles, stained glass, and the sweeping arches and buttresses of Gothic architecture—fusing the details into a dizzying, kaleidoscopic symphony of geometry and color. We wonder: How does anyone focus on the music played here, when the hall itself is so mesmerizing?

The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença. It was inaugurated February 9, 1908.
Address: Palau de la Musica street, 4-6, 08003, Barcelona
Phone: 932 957 200
Opened: 1908
Architect: Lluís Domènech i Montaner