Monday, 6 February 2017

Chronicles from Barcelona | Palau de la Musica Catalana

The Palau de la Musica Catalana (Palace of Music) is a famous music hall and one of the most beautiful examples of the modernist architecture in Barcelona.

Unfortunately, in the day we have planed to visit it, the Palace was closed for a private event and no visits were allowed. If I need any excuses to return to Barcelona (and I must tell you that I don't!) this would be a strong one!

Looking at the exquisite architectonic and decorative work from the exterior is an experience in itself, but the images from the interiors (you can check it in the site) make me believe that a complete visit must be totally worthwhile.

This historical building, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, was built between 1905 and 1908 by the Catalan architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner. This was the same architect of  Casa Lléo Morera in the Block of Discord and is easy to see some of the ideas already tested in that private house grow to a new dimension in this public building.

It is possible to have guided visits, and I strongly advise booking ahead and make sure it is possible in the days you are visiting the city. The experienced guides, will show you all the wonders and details of this architectural jewel of modernist architecture.

Palau de la Musica Catalana

Opening Hours and Ticket Prices:
Tours every 30 minutes
Daily: from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Easter and July: from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
August: from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Individual Rate: 18 € | Children under 10 years inclusive, accompanied by a family - free

The Palau de la Música Catalana is near to other sights as Barcelona Cathedral, the las Ramblas or Boqueria Market or you can get there traveling the Subway to station Urquinaona (L1, L4).

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