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Review of Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala

Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala
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Skip the Line: Barcelona Palau de la Música Catalana Tour
Ranked #3 of 655 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Palau, an icon of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most representative monuments of the city and It is one of the most recommended tourist attractions of Barcelona. Built between 1905 and 1908 by the great architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalonia and essential part of any visit to the city, as any of the most fascinating Gaudi buildings. This historical building, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, offers an experience so magical that visitors fall in love with it. From the hand of experienced guides, the wonders of this architectural pearl discovered and visitors into a fantasy world full of details and references to the characteristic nature of modernist architecture. An essential visit in the list of top 10 things to see in Barcelona.
Belgium
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic-you have to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

what a beautiful building, fantastic informative guided tour and then just as you sit there astounded by its beauty you are treated to the musical delights of the organ!

Visited February 2012
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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“A great evening of high quality performance in a wonderful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

We attended a great performance by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Monteverdi Choir condusted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. The main work was Manfred by Schumann.
The libretto was in German with Spanish subtitles which were well displayed. Not being fluent in either language was a challenge in following the story line! An excellent "free" programme was provided.
The building itself is interesting but the design of front of house in relation to the bar area results in chaotic movement between the spaces. If you like mosaic there is an abundance of it and the auditorium is grandiose and imposing.
We booked our tickets on Line through Classictic.com. It took us a while to discover that we needed to queue at the booking office to collect hardcopy tickets. We ad left ourslves plenty of time but it could have been a panic in finding the right place in time if we hadn't.

Visited February 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“A MUST SEE!! Cannot be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Don't just go to look at it (although you can just marvel at the beauty)...actually pay for a guided tour or go see a show while you're there. It's worth it, I promise! It is absolutely stunning and so worthwhile to get a history of the Palau...and plus, during those hot summer months it's an added bonus to be in a nice air conditioned room for some time.

Visited July 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Beautiful example of modernisme”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The guided tour is well-worth the 15E. The building is gorgeous, with its stained glass, ceramics, and design. Would recommend attending a performance there as well if possible, great acoustics.

Visited February 2012
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Huddersfield
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“Amazing architecture, brilliant guided tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Fabulous glass ceiling, beautiful interior and exterior. Well worth a visit.
Our guide spoke good English and was entertaining. It was nice to hear music within the building and listen to the acoustics.

The only down side is that you are not allowed to take photographs.

Visited November 2011
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