Palau de la Música | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Palau de la Música The most sumptuous and brilliant "Modernisme"
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The musicians Lluís Millet and Amadeu Vives, founders of the Catalan Choral Society in 1891, commissioned Lluis Domenech i Montaner to construct a building as the headquarters of the organisation. However, they didn't want just any building, rather a unique building that would reflect the sentiment of the Catalan bourgeoisie of the late nineteenth century. On 23rd April, 1905, construction was started and the Barcelona high-society did not miss its opening on 9th February, 1908.

A particularly outstanding feature of the façade is the sculptural cluster representing Catalan popular music. Once inside, the visitor encounters main foyer, a baroque area full of colour, before they are presented with the real jewel of the building: the concert hall. Domenech i Montaner used a steel structure that supports the weight of construction in order to obtain a large, open and clean space. In addition, the ceiling is adorned with a large skylight in the shape of an inverted dome that represents a sun surrounded by female faces. The stage is the other big attraction of the hall, flanked by the most important sculptures of the building.

Domenech i Montaner designed a palace where architecture is combined with sculpture, joinery, marquetry, glasswork, mosaic and ceramics. This is what we know as a true work of art.

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What can I do?

- Guided tours offer you the opportunity to admire the building in terms of heritage.
- If you want to enjoy the excellent acoustics in the Palau, book tickets for any of its concerts.

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Palau de la Música Catalana
C. Palau de la Música, 4-6
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 932957200

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