Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau de la Música Catalana is 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.


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.

Palau de la Música Catalana facade details


There are few things more special than attending a concert of one of your favourite groups or artists in the Palau de la Música, because it will take place in a venue that can’t be compared to any other. The only ‘disadvantage’ might be that during the concert you’re so drawn to the architectural and sculptural details of the impressive building, that you are distracted away from the concert itself.

Guided visit

As well as being able to attend concerts, tours of the Palau de la Música are also organised, which are the best way to get to know the history of one of the most emblematic modernist buildings in Barcelona, and indeed in the world.

english tour tickets Palau Música Catalana

Tickets for the English tour Palau Música Catalana


Tour in english

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The tours, which last around an hour and can accommodate a maximum of 55 people, are offered in five different languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan. There’s a different timetable for each language, so that there’s never usually more than one guided tour taking place at the same time. During these tours you’ll be able to see the Sala de Concerts Modernista (the modernist concert hall), and, subject to availability (as there are sometimes rehearsals taking place), the Sala Lluís Millet and the Sala de la Música de Cambra (the chamber music hall).


The ticket offices can be found on one of the corners of the Palau de la Música, but tickets can also be bought online, which will enable you to better plan your visit, as well as saving quite a lot of time, as there are often queues outside.

Photo Gallery


Mapa más grande


C/ (street) del Palau de la Música 4, Barcelona.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: from 10:00 to 15:00 (with guided tours taking place every half an hour, and the language varies according to the time).

In August the opening hours are extended: every day, from 09:00 to 20:00.

Ticket price

Adults: €18.

Students, retired people and the unemployed: €11.

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.

Nearby places of interest

Casa de la Seda
Barcelona Cathedral
Plaça de Catalunya
Chocolate Museum
Plaça del Rei

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