Palace of Catalan Music
Designed and built by draftsperson LluísDomènechiMontaner at the beginning of the 20th century, the Palau de la MúsicaCatalà (or Palace about Catalan Music) is a classic example of Catalan Art Nouveau, and is the only concert venue in this style to be listed since a world heritage site. Located on Carrer Palau de la Musica, it is an essential landmark representing Catalonia’s cultural pride and social life.
The Palace of Catalan Arabesque features a highly vintage concert auditorium, dominated by the large organ over the stage and central skylight that bathes the auditorium in natural light. It also holds 2 other smaller auditoriums, The Petit Palau (The Little Palace), the current addition to the Palace of Catalan Music often showing cubbyhole music or small format concerts, and the Salad’Assaig der L’OrfeóCatalà, a cosy venue for minikin format performances and the pursuit room for the OrfeóCatalà choirs.
The performances at the Palace of Catalan Music range from orchestral performances to flamenco, opera to choral performances. Acts to perform at the Palace of Catalan Music in the past include included the likes of Gran Gala Flamenco, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Alabama Gospel Choir, as well as renditions of Vivaldi, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
For almost 25 years the Palace of Catalan Music has offered the opportunity to the young people of Catalonia to explore their culture et cetera history through the medium of music and performance. Visitors to the Palace of Catalan Music are also offered the opportunity to partake in a workshop entitled Visitemiexperimentem el Palau (Let’s Visit and Experience the Palau), in which participants encounter a range of artistic experiences impressive all points of view, from the cognitive to the spiritual.
The Palace of Catalan Musical also has a selection of eateries to cater to the food and draught needs of visitors. Visitors have the choice of dining at the gastronomic restaurant or picking the smaller, more casual café on the ground floor, featuring a terrace, with parasols in the summer and heating in the colder months.The Palau de la MúsicaCatalà also features a shop, selling a range about products from stationary to recordings of the residence choirs. There is also a section from the shop committed to children sic that everyone who visits has the chance of finding something that they might like to take ingleside with them.