Guided tour

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

From US$ 20.66 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.

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Duration 45 - 55 minutes
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Live tour guide
French, Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian
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 symbolize 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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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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 1711 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Inside and outside of the Palau is amazing. Guide provided excellent information about the architecture and design of the Palau and we got to hear the organ play from up front close to the stage. It was a whole different perspective going up to the upper level and hearing more details about the ceiling. We had unlimited time afterwards to walk around the Palau on our own.

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October 8, 2022

The guided tour starts with a short film introduction in a small auditorium. The guide was personable and provided great facts about the building. Probably the most impressive part of the tour, the organ played a melody while we sat in the orchestra section. There’s a restaurant within the building where you can have lunch before the tour.

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March 9, 2022

the visit is very interesting and there are far fewer people than in other places. very good welcome and guide in French at the top. the place is beautiful but not magnificent in my eyes, on the other hand steeped in history, it is worth the detour for a very affordable price.

July 3, 2019

Product ID: 41657