Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala

Carrer Palau de la Musica, 4-6, Barcelona

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Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala is a concert hall in Barcelona designed in the Catalan modernista. It was inaugurated in 1908. The Palau is located in the corner of a cramped street, Carrer Palau de la Música, and Carrer de Sant Pere Mes Alt, in the section of old Barcelona known as Casc Antic. Most of the other prominent modernista buildings. The design of the Palau is typical of Catalan modernism in that curves predominate over straight lines, dynamic shapes are preferred over static forms, and rich decoration that emphasizes floral and other organic motifs is used extensively. In contrast to many other buildings built in the modernisme style, however, the design of the Palau is eminently rational. The rich decoration of the façade of the Palau, which incorporates elements from traditional Spanish and Arabic architecture, is successfully married with the building's structure. Each column is covered uniquely with multicoloured glazed tile pieces in mostly floral designs.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    10:00 - 15:30

  • Tue

    10:00 - 15:30

  • Wed

    10:00 - 15:30

  • Thu

    10:00 - 15:30

  • Fri

    10:00 - 15:30

  • Sat

    10:00 - 15:30

  • Sun

    10:00 - 15:30

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Reviews

  • Matthew Slabber

    5
    - 06 September 2018 -

    Excellent venue. World class. It's worth your time to see a show here at night.

  • Nigel McKinley

    5
    - 06 September 2018 -

    Had a really nice visit to this beautiful building. Not a large group and the guide was very informative. There were some musicians practising for a concert when I visited which added to the experience. I only wish I had booked to see a concert there before I went to Barcelona.

  • Jacob Samuel

    5
    - 01 September 2018 -

    Beautiful venue! And saw a nice lively Flamenco show with excellent live singing and music. I would say pretty much all seats have a great view of the stage as it is not a huge place. From the 3rd level, you are probably looking down a bit more. But anything from the 2nd or ground is perfect.

  • Joel B

    5
    - 31 August 2018 -

    Not traditionally a fan of Piano only concerts but the majesty of the venue and masterful playing won the evening. Special mention must go to the halls architecture. How this avoids mention among the pantheon of Barcelona finest buildings is beyond me.

  • A Google User

    4
    - 22 August 2018 -

    Overall, a pleasant experience. I have been to many nicer and much more impressive music venues, but it was interesting to see. Sound quality was lacking. It was hard to hear even sitting in the 8th row, floor, where I was.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 04 August 2018 -

    Absolutely magnificent! A dream of music made glass and stone. Adult tickets at €17, and last entrance is at 15:00. Make sure to visit the balcony on the way up, since you can't come back to it from the top floor.

  • Patrick Lau

    4
    - 04 July 2018 -

    This is a stunning concert venue. It is smaller than you might imagine but produces world class acoustics off beautiful glass tiles. The stage features statues of muses that seem to leap out to touch, sing, and play to you. There are abundant vistas for selfies and enjoyment of the surroundings. Arrive to your show early for the most unobstructed shots. Warning: seats are very small, worse than a modern airplane! While your ears may be pleased, your legs will not.

  • Robin Way

    5
    - 24 June 2018 -

    The Palau was a wonderful tour, and in particular, all the glasswork to make the palace a veritable glass box of light. The acoustics inside the main hall were amazing, one of the best acoustic experiences I've had, other than the Gorge Amphitheatre in eastern Washington State. The tour was well organized and paced. I especially liked the statues in the main hall at the back of the stage.

  • A Google User

    1
    - 08 June 2018 -

    I really love this place and all the detail. However, I traveled so long way to Barcelona but couldn’t even have my own time to discover it’s beauty. The tour only had less than an hour, and the guide (men with glasses) kept explaining but didn’t let us browse around. Moreover, there were also other big travel group join the time slot I participated, so I can’t even walk through the balcony to see the beautiful decoration. Such a shame. I really feel it disappointing. If they merge other group of 30 people with individual people like us, it will be better to let us know in the begin. Cuz I saw the next guide tour started 30minutes later then us only had less than 10 people........ So, finger crossed you didn’t be put with other travel tour group.

  • Jasira Woods

    5
    - 01 June 2018 -

    Absolutely beautiful venue and I was moved by the Flamenco performance that I saw. Easily the best part of my trip to Barcelona. It was surreal to be here. The area is also cute, charming, lively, and easily accessible. Only complaint is that there was a serious lack of ushers available to help with seating, questions, etc.

  • Charlotte Noël

    - 20 April 2018 -

    One of the most beautiful places in Barcelona

  • Martin Knox

    - 15 April 2018 -

    Lush concert hall.

  • Gizem Y.

    - 06 April 2018 -

    If you have chance, check the schedule to take ticket for a concert! 👍

  • Roger R

    - 20 March 2018 -

    Worth a stop

  • Anika Schäfer

    - 18 March 2018 -

    Really nice building, but the tour for 20€ was disappointing. The first 20 minutes (of the 50 minute tour) were a video, later they rushed and didn’t even give time for pictures. Not worth the money.

  • Gunnar S

    - 18 March 2018 -

    The Concerts are nice, no doubt. But the tour is short (50 mins) and expensive with 20 euros. The option with an additional concert can also be visited for free in the Lobby.

  • Ahmet Kater

    - 05 February 2018 -

    Classical music

  • Jackie Napalan

    - 29 December 2017 -

    Skip the tour and watch a concert for the full experience. Tickets range from 18€-68€.

  • Shir Ha Shirim

    - 25 November 2017 -

    The Catalan spirit and care for every detail

  • Munirah

    - 30 October 2017 -

    Love the show, but i wish if its shorter

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