Palau de la Música Catalana

Monument & Heritage Check location

A majestic building in Modernist and Art Nouveau styles in Sant Pere district, the Palau de La Música Catalana was created as the home for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in late 19th century.

The structure was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner was designed around a central metal frame covered in glass.

Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the venue for a number of performances ranging from the traditional Catalan Canço to symphonic music.

The concert hall seats around 2.200 persons and it is the only in Europe naturally illuminated during daylight hours due to the stained-glass skylight.

In a semicircle on the sides on the back of the stage, there are statues representing 18 young women, known as the muses. Other sculptures, such as a Pegasus, and white tile medallions honouring musicians such as Chopin or Mozart are some of the details that can be seen during tours time, daily every 30 minutes.

Contacts & Details

C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6 08003