The Gran Teatre del Liceu, commonly known as "El Liceu" is an opera house that dates back to 1837. During its first 100 years it was the largest theater in Europe and although it no longer has first place, it is one of the most emblematic and beautiful buildings in Barcelona.
The Liceu has had an intense life, you could almost say that it has have some bad times, but it has always reemerged. Originally, and for long it was the meeting point for the wealthy people in Barcelona, an occasion in which caused fires and attacks by certain groups or individuals.
One of the facts that affect the theater the most was the fire of 1861 although it wasn't the only tragic event.
In 1893 someone threw two bombs in the stalls of the theater – specifically, they fell on row 13- and 20 people died. These two incidents along with other smaller ones hurt the people of Barcelona and the theater has been rebuilt several times.
One of the most famous halls of the Liceu is the "Saló dels Miralls", a room decorated with medallions and phrases related to theater and art.
If you like the theater and your budget allows it, you may want to see some plays and shows in it. The Liceu is probably one of the most magical buildings in Barcelona.