Palau de la Musica Catalana
A Stunning Barcelona
One of the world’s most extraordinary concert halls, the Palace of Catalan Music was designed in the Catalan modernisme style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Originally constructed for the Orfeó Català (Catalan Choir) who were at the forefront of the Catalan culture movement also known as Renaixença, it was declared as a World Heritage Site status by UNESCO on the 4th of December 1997, marking this concert venue as an significant landmark in the culture of Catalonia. The concert hall holds over 2,000 people and is the only hall in Europe that is illuminated purely by natural light during the day, thanks to its stunning domed stained-glass skylight that mimics the colors of the sun and blue skies outside.
Visitors on our Barcelona City Bike Tour cruise through the busy area that neighbor the Palau de la Música Catalana and get to see the incredible detail of this building up-close while learning more about the history of this unique and beautiful concert venue.