Concerts + Performances
Built between 1905 and 1908, The Palau de la Música Catalana (Carrer Palau de la Música, 4-6; 34-9/3295-7200; palaumusica.cat) is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in Barcelona. Also a World Heritage Site, the concert hall is one of the world’s most distinctive, with a central skylight, stained glass, and figures of muses surrounding the stage. Visitors can do a guided tour or, of course, purchase tickets to a show that could include anything from flamenco dance to a classical music concert. The Gran Teatre del Liceu (Les Rambles, 51-59; 34-9/3485-9900; liceubarcelona.cat) is Barcelona’s premier opera house. It offers tours where visitors can learn about the tumultuous history—the theater was nearly completely destroyed by fire twice, and all the greats of the past and present have performed here.