When we think of sites in Barcelona, we often think of the famous Gaudi parks and buildings. But thanks to Instagram, I discovered Palau de la Musica Catalana – the most beautiful concert hall in Barcelona!
PALAU DE LA MUSICA CATALANA
The Most Beautiful Concert Hall in Barcelona, Spain
Palau de la Musica Catalana is a concert hall with amazing Art Deco decor built in the early 1900s. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, this hall now welcomes half a million concert goers every year. Their performances range from symphonic music to jazz.
I found out about Palau de la Musica Catalana when I was searching for photo-worthy locations on Instagram. I saw a stunning photos of a row of colorfully tiled gorgeous columns and knew I NEEDED to go. When I got there, I realized the columns was just a small part of this amazing hall.
BEST WAY TO VISIT
If you have time to attend a concert and enjoy the music in the hall first hand, the experience is guaranteed to be amazing. However, it doesn’t allow for a lot of time or opportunity to photograph the place. Furthermore, it doesn’t give you access to some private areas of the building. In my opinion, the best way to see AND photograph this gorgeous hall and corridor is definitely by a guided group tour.
All guided tours are hosted by Palau de la Musica Catalana and there are no self-guided tours for the music hall. Each tour takes one hour and will take you through the Rehearsal Hall, the Lluís Millet Hall (where the beautiful balcony is), the Concert Hall and the organ of the Palau. At the organ you will get to enjoy a couple minutes of musical experience as well! The guides are very friendly and give you time to roam around and take photos at each spot.
Every corner of Palau de la Musica Catalana is decorated beautifully with amazing attention to detail. Definitely book a tour ahead of time to ensure that it doesn’t get booked out!
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