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Palau de la Música Catalana

General Information

Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) is an impressive building built in the old part of Barcelona in the Rivera neighborhood located in the El Born quarter (west part of Plaça de Catalunya). The building is built in the modernist style, it is considered an architectural marvel and an important tourist attraction for lovers of both architecture and culture (for additional information – Architecture in Barcelona). The building was built by the architect Louis Domenech e Montner more than a century ago, presenting the unique combination of modern construction and Gothic influences. It includes many combinations of different materials that create the uniqueness of the structure.  

Like Casa Mila, when Palau de la Música Catalana was built, it was not welcomed by the people of Barcelona and it was considered a symbol of bad taste.

You can visit both the outside and the inside of this spectacular building. The highlight of the place is a huge concert hall with an impressive glass ceiling that allows a unique light and shadow game throughout the day. In addition, you can visit the venue for a musical concert (mainly classical music and jazz).

Tips and Recommendations for Visiting Palau de la Música Catalana


Tips for Discounts in Palau de la Música Catalana:

  • If you are the spontaneous type, sometimes you can find tickets in the last minute for the concerts held here with a discount of 30% to 60%.
  • This landmark is included in the discounts list of Barcelona Card and Barcelona Card Express.

Tips for Entering Palau de la Música Catalana:

  • From 2011 there is a restriction on taking pictures inside the venue with private cameras.
  • Even if you are not interested in joining a concert if you want to visit the inside of Palau de la Música Catalana it is highly recommended to purchase the tickets in advance. You can do so on the official website of the hall.
  • The waiting time at the entrance varies a lot. Sometimes the queues can get very long and other times there is barely any queue at all. It is recommended to arrive during lunch hours, in the middle of the week, then there are not many people visiting the site.
  • It is not allowed to enter the palace with big objects or bags and there is no possibility of baggage storage, therefore it is recommended to leave all your large bags at the hotel.
  • It is forbidden to eat inside the palace.
  • The calendar of the events can be seen here.

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Useful Information

Getting there

L1 (red) or L4 (yellow) – Urquinaona station.


No. V15, V17, 45.


Palau de la Música Catalana
C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6
08003 Barcelona

Opening Times

Tours every 30 minutes
Daily: 10:00 am – 03:30 pm
Easter and July: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
August: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm

Official Website

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