Palau de la Música Catalana

Sparkling jewel of Catalan modernism.

Barcelona, Spain, Europe

The Palau de la Música Catalana was opened in 1908, and built by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building is located in Sant Pere district, one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona. It stands out as a unique example of Catalan Art Nouveau, and is the only concert venue build in this style to be included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The Palau is designed around a central metal structure which is covered in glass to make best use of natural light to highlight Domènech i Montaner's masterpiece making it a magical music box which brings together all the decorative arts: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and ironwork. People still throng to its concerts which range from symphonic and chamber music to jazz and Cançó (traditional Catalan music). More information here: