Carrer Sant Pau de la Música / Carrer de Sant Pere Mes Alt, 11 Barcelona
(5 on 5)
condition: The Palau was recently restored
and is in good
condition out and indoors. New works had been recently inaugurated
respecting the work of Domènech i Montaner. That works consist in a
new Chamber concert hall in a place where it was a church, permeting
to see one of lateral façades of the initial building previously
How to go
17, 19, 40, 45
Metro: L1, L4 (Urquinaona)
Monday to Sunday: from 10 to 15,30 h. Visits every half hour.
Languages Catalan, Castilian and English. Duration of the visit 50 minutes. People
accepted, maximum 55 persons. The timing will be changed or
following the events in the concert hall.
Sale of tickets: From Monday to Sunday in the Palau ticket
office and in the shop "Les muses del Palau" (Sant Pere més Alt
street) from 9,30 to 15 h.
Reserves are not accepted, but the tickets can be
purchased up to one week in advance. Up to 25 visitors, the
tickets must be paid through bank transfer or credit card, calling
the box office
Phone: +(34) 902 442 882,
Fax: +(34) 295 72 08),
Prices: Individual 8 Euros
Groups (minimum 25
people) 7 Euros
pensioners and unemployed 7 Euros (with identification).
Català-Palau de la Música members Free entrance (with
Members of Orfeó
Català Free entrance (with identification).
prices and other information may change,
please verify it previously.
The building has a lift to access the outbuildings.
Information: Palau de la Música Catalana
C/ de Sant Francesc de Paula, 2 - 08003 Barcelona
Phone: +(34) 902 442 882
Fax: +(34) 295 72 08
Les Muses del Palau shop
C/ de Sant Pere més Alt, 1 - 08003 Barcelona
Ruta del Modernisme
History and description:
Concert hall designed by Lluís
Domènech i Montaner and opened in 1908.
This building is the headquarters of "Orfeó Catala", a prestigious
institution grounded in the year 1891 by Lluís Millet and Amadeu Vives to support Catalan
music and culture. This is
the reason why the decoration of building show into the concert hall some
representations of the "quatre barres" (four bars, who is the Catalan
coat of arms). Because the prosecution of Catalan culture,
that symbols had been covered with curtains
during the dictatorship of Franco.
Inside the concert hall, all the scene is an sculpture representing
in one side the "Ride of Walkiries" and in the other side, the figure of
Beethoven, sculpted by Pau Gargallo and Dídac Massana.
On the back of the scene, various
high relief's decorated with mosaics
was made by Eusebi Arnau and Mario Maragliano respectively
The splendid central glass light on the roof was made by Rigalt and Granell.
The façade is made in red brick and decorated with mosaics
from Lluís Brú.
The beautiful sculpture on the corner façade representing the "Popular
music" was made by Miquel Blay.
The UNESCO declared this building a "World Heritage" in the year 1987.