A walk through the jewel of Catalan art noveau

In a city filled with incredible architectural masterpieces by Gaudí, there is another architect who is probably just as influential in the creation of the Catalan art form of “modernisme” Lluís Domènech i Montaner who is often unfairly forgotten, is the architect behind Palau de la Música Catalana, a vital piece of the history of modernism and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Discover the Palau de la Música while sipping a glass of cava.

The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908 by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a home for the Orfeó Català, financed by popular subscription. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia. The modernist building is designed around a central glass covered metal structure, which exploits natural light that makes Domènech i Montaner’s masterpiece into a magical music box, bringing together all the decorative arts: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and ironwork.

Discover the Palau, including the Concert Auditorium, the Lluis Millet Room with its balcony, and the Rehearsal Room of the Orfeó Català, plus on the 6th floor (accessible by lift) the attic of the Art Nouveau building, now converted into offices, and the skylight with a view of the stage and the Concert Auditorium; also a 15-minute visit to the roof terrace, which offers a unique view of the city. The tour includes a reservation of a special space in the Foyer area, with an exclusive waiter service for 30 minutes, for you to enjoy a coffee break or a glass of cava, as you prefer. 

Visit and tickets: https://visits.palaumusica.cat/en