Catalan Concert Hall Strikes a Wild Chord
|Catch a musical at the classy Catalan Concert Hall.|
If you like wild architecture, make a point to see the routinely overlooked Catalan Concert Hall (Palau de la Música Catalana) while you're in Barcelona. This concert hall, finished in 1908, features the best Modernista interior in town (by Lluís Domènech i Muntaner).
Inviting arches lead you into the 2,000-seat hall. A kaleidoscopic skylight features a choir singing around the sun, while playful carvings and mosaics celebrate music and Catalan culture. Admission is by tour only and starts with a relaxing 20-minute video (tour times may change based on performance schedule, about 6 blocks northeast of cathedral). To get a spot on an English guided tour you must reserve in advance: (tickets available up to 7 days in advance — ideally buy yours at least 2 days before.