The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most representative buildings of Catalan Modernism in Barcelona and also one of Spain's most prestigious music venues.
Besides, it stands out for having hosted world premieres and it is one of the benchmarks of symphonic and choral music in the country.
The Palau de la Música is hidden in the Sant Pere neighborhood-right next to the Via Laietana- and was built in just three years, between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Domènech i Muntaner, to be the home of the Catalan Choral Society.
Leaving aside its spectacular design, it is the only modernist concert hall that has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1997. This makes the palace one of Barcelona's architectural jewels.
The building has all the arts on it: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and wrought iron everywhere. In addition, both the elements of the facade and the interior, have very important and extent symbolism.
One of the most famous and unique rooms is "La Sala de Concerts" especially for its famous inverted firefly colored crystals. It is unique in the world because it comes into the room like a gold tear and is really impressive.
Besides, the columns, colors and all decorative elements in the same room, make it one of the most special areas in the Palau.
It is highly recommended to visit Palau de la Música with some information -that you already have or with a tour guide- so you won't miss anything.