Guided tour

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

From $21.04 per person

Explore an icon of Barcelona’s Modernist architecture on a 45-minute guided tour of the Palau de la Música Catalana, with access to areas of the iconic building normally off limits to the public. Admire refined architectural details, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 45 - 55 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Catalan
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore an icon of Barcelona’s Modernist movement
  • Get exclusive access to areas of the Palau de la Musica usually off limits
  • Marvel at the great skylight up close
  • Admire the floral decorations of the grand staircase
  • Go on a musical journey to the accompaniment of the Palau's organ
Full description
Enjoy a guided tour of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings on an exclusive 45-minute guided tour of the Modernist Palau de la Música Catalana. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, the Palau is a temple of decorative refinements. Your tour starts in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala, where the foundation stone was laid in 1905, and where the choir rehearses regularly as it has done for more than 100 years. Continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it. Built from a range of materials, including iron and glass, the detail never ceases to amaze. Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolise nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. Your guide will take you to the 2nd floor to get close to the great skylight, where you can admire the impressive light source up close. To end, the Palau’s organ will accompany you on a short musical journey.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Palau de la Musica's halls, not normally available for free public access
  • Café and restaurant
  • Concert tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • The Palau de la Musica is located a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas
  •  A camera is essential to capture all the Modernist details throughout the temple
  • Reserve the night and attend a concert in the Concert Hall to appreciate the fantastic acoustics
  • Please present your ID at the box office to confirm tour
  • Very Important: Please confirm the time of your arrival with the supplier because availability may vary depending on the day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1576 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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The place is fantastic but unfortunately, your guide was disappointing. We actually explained to her at the end of our tour that we were disappointed at the lack of information etc. She was very helpful after that. She initially said she catered to the group that we were in, people who only take photos and are not interested in the architecture. It is a must see! We also saw a recital that evening and it was fantastic.

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February 3, 2019

Stunningly Beautiful Building.

The Palau de la Música Catalana is a truly beautiful building, and very well worth visiting. Although it is located in a fairly central part of the city, it is set away from the main streets and it therefore takes some finding, particularly as it is not included as a named sight or stop on the city's tourist "Hop On – Hop Off" buses, but it is well worth it when you do so. The architecture is sensational, and the main auditorium has an aura about it that makes you sense its history when you sit in the stalls. We booked a Guided Tour, which was reasonably informative, but I can only imagine that attending a performance and viewing the building at the same time would be a most memorable experience.

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October 10, 2018

Magnificent Palau

What an absolutely incredible building!! It has to be accompanied by someone who can explain the detail otherwise you will get lost in so much beauty. Really interesting tour. I have been to Barcelona so many times and hadn't gotten round to it and did this time. Catarina our tour guide was lovely and well versed in the building and it's history.

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July 15, 2018

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