The Palau de la Musica Catalana is considered an icon of modernist architecture in Barcelona. Opened in 1.908, it was built by Catalan architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner. Although it is still a fully functioning music hall, it is equally as popular as a tourist attraction, being one of the most emblematic buildings of the city.
The Palau de la Musica is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1.997. The modernist building is designed around a central metal structure covered in glass, which exploits natural light to make the Palau into a magical music box which brings together all the decorative arts: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and ironwork.
The guided tours offered by the Palau de la Musica Catalana are a must on any visit to Barcelona as you will be exploring the tasteful decor and even get the unique opportuniy to walk on the stage and see the auditorium.