Hidden Gem of Barcelona


One of my favorite tours was of the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona. It is a privately funded concert hall for the Orfeo Catala. The Orfeo Catala is a choir. The concert hall is amazingly beautiful. In order to see it, you need to take a tour or go to a concert. We took the tour. We contemplated going to a concert, but it didn’t fit into our schedule.

I had seen some photos in guide books of the concert hall. As I was doing my pre-trip research it was recommended that you get your tickets in advance for this tour. It was hard to know which day to choose, so I selected day 2 of our Barcelona portion. It was also a day in which there was a concert in the evening if we decided to attend. The building was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. If you would like to read about the Art Nouveau architecture, click here. It is a truly amazing structure, in a city that is full of them.

The central skylight in the auditorium is incredible. There is so much detail in the other parts of the building that it’s hard to know where to start to describe it all. So I might just leave it to pictures. I highly recommend checking it out as well as the surrounding neighborhood!







One Response to “Hidden Gem of Barcelona”

  1. dkzody Says:

    Beautiful building. I bet the choir is just as beautiful.

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