Updated Aug 08 2023
The Palau de la Música Catalana (in English, Palace of Catalan Music) is a concert hall and one of Barcelona’s major examples of Catalan modernism.
A work of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, in spite of being right in the heart of the city centre the Palau is hidden amongst a row of buildings, which means that it can often be passed almost un-noticed if you don’t know exactly where it is.
Visits to the Palau de la Música Catalana
As well as being able to attend concerts, tours and audio guided visits of the Palau de la Música Catalana are also organised in several languages.
Palau de la Música Catalana tickets
English visit (guided tour or with audio guide)
Without a doubt, this is the best way to enjoy the beauty of this unique Modernist building, one of the most symbolic buildings in the city of Barcelona, as well as discovering a little more about the details of how it was built and its history.
€ Price: €18 (audio guide) or €20 (guided visit)
Guided visit: English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian.
Visit with audio guide: English, Spanish, Catalan, French and Italian.
Everyday: from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Other visiting hours: some days the visits are extended until 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m..
Length of the visit: 50 minutes.
The tours to the Palau de la Música Catalana, which last around 50 minutes are offered in five different languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.
During the guided visit you can access the Modernist Concert Hall and depending on availability the Lluís Millet Hall and the Chamber Music Hall (Sala de la Música de Cambra).
Information about the Palau de la Música Catalana
It was built at the beginning of the 20th century, and thanks to the new techniques and resources that were available at the time, it only took 3 years to be completed.
Just as when it was initially built, the Palau de la Música Catalana continues to be an auditorium in which all sorts of music takes place, from classical to the most modern, taking into account all styles and eras in between.
Going to a concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana
For music lovers there is nothing better than going to a concert of one of your favourite groups or artists at the Palau de la Música Catalana, as an experience you will surely never forget.
The only “inconvenience” may be that, during the concert, you may be distracted by the architectural and sculptural details of the Palau, even on the stage itself, rather than watching the concert itself.
If you arrive at the start of your visit to the Palau de la Música Catalana or if when you finish the visit you are not in any hurry, we recommend you to take a drink or walk around the Foyer Cafeteria (coffee bar), located on the bottom floor of the Palau which is decorated to the finest detail.
It is also a good option for those unsure if it is worth visiting inside the Palau or not. After taking a look at the cafeteria we are positive that any doubt you did have will soon disappear.
Where is the Palace of Catalan Music? Map and how to get there
C/ (street) del Palau de la Música 4, Barcelona.
Monday to Sunday: from 9:00 to 15:30.
In August the opening hours are extended: every day, from 09:00 to 20:00.
Adults: €18 (audio guide) or €20 (guided visit).
Children under the age of 10: free of charge.
How to get there
Metro: Urquinaona (lines 1 and 4).
Buses: lines 19, 39, 40, 42, 45, 55, V15, V17, H16 and tourist bus.
FGC and RENFE: Catalunya.
By foot: located in the centre of Barcelona you can get there on foot if you are close to Plaça (square) Catalunya or the area of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera-Born.