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Discover one of Barcelona’s most impressive architectural feats on this 1-hour tour of Palau de la Música Catalana. Skipping the lines, head directly inside this UNESCO-listed Art Nouveau icon with an expert guide to tour its lavish interior. Learn about the building’s rich history as well as 20th-century society through a fascinating audio-visual clip, then ascend the grand staircases, marveling at the striking glass balusters and ornate detailing. Soak up the natural light in the Lluís Millet Hall before entering the Concert Hall, a lavishly decorated auditorium crowned by an eye-catching skylight.
15-minute audio-visual clip
Food and drinks
C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Palace of Catalan Music, Barcelona, Spain Choose the departure time most convenient for you, then meet your guide at the Palau de la Música Catalana in La Ribera. One of the most popular concert halls in Barcelona, the UNESCO-listed Palau de la Música Catalana is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture.
Head directly inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and begin your guided tour in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala. Learn how the foundation stone was laid here in 1905, and watch a 15-minute clip about the building’s history as well as society in the early 20th century.
Next, feast your eyes on the elaborate staircases that lead up to the second floor. Study the lavish tiling that covers the underside, then peer through the unusual glass balusters that support the marble banisters as you ascend the stairs.
Find yourself bathed in light as you enter the Lluís Millet Hall, which features floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the balcony colonnade of the main façade. Gaze out at the pillars that are decorated with intricate mosaics depicting flowers in a tribute to nature.
Your final stop is the Concert Hall. Be overcome with awe as you step into this magnificent hall. Look around you at the massive panes of stained glass that are set in arches along the walls, then turn your attention to the room’s centerpiece: a large skylight in the shape of an inverted dome.
As you tour the auditorium with your guide, learn about the Catalan architects responsible for the décor, including Eusebi Arnau, Pau Gargallo, Lluís Bru and Antoni Rigalt.
After around an hour, your tour concludes near the Palau de la Música Catalana’s exit.
Photos provided by Matteo Vecchi.
Service animals allowed
Public transportation options are available nearby
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Continuous ventilation of spaces, leaving doors open (except firewalls) for facilitate air renewal and to touch the handles as little as possible. Placing informative posters on hygienic measures. Ozone-type disinfection machines. Sanitizing mats at the entrances to the Palau to disinfect shoes.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
26 Oct 2022
What a beautiful place! The tour starts with a lovely video and then they take you through the rooms. Every turn is more beautiful than the next. As a bonus we got to hear a rehearsal of flutist and pianist playing that night. What a space and what a treat! I highly recommend!
24 Oct 2022
So beautiful. If you are visiting Barcelona and seeing the buildings of Gaudi then you really should see this. It was designed by the architect Gaudi learnt under and gives a great understanding of his thoughts and inspirations.
It is a stunning building in its own right and I recommend you book the front seats in the lower boxes to experience a recital from the optimum location.
It is close to the cathedral and Las Ramblas in an area of outstanding character.
21 Oct 2022
This was a beautiful place to visit. Our tour guide Helena was very knowledgeable and animated during the tour. We enjoyed this so much!
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