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Palau de la Musica Catalana

Address Sant Pere Més Alt; 08003 Barcelona
by Via Laietana
Neighbourhood El Born, Sant Pere | See on map
Metro Urquinaona [L1, L4]
Telephone +34 902 475 485
Website http://www.palaumusica.org
Price EUR 18 for guided visits.
Hours Mon-Sun 10-15:30. English guided tours on the hour.

An ornate shrine to Catalan modernist architecture but, as an active venue for live music, this place offers the bonus of world class concerts ranging from classical piano recitals to cutting edge electronica.

Marvel at the insane details, like the sculped flowers, the stained glass scenes, or what’s arguably the building’s masterpiece, the inverted stained-glass cupola.

A guided tour is fine, but a concert even better, regardless of what’s on. The best seats to appreciate the building are front row tickets on the Primer Pis (European first floor, American second floor).