Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona – Photo Friday

 Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona – Photo Friday

Palau de la Musica, Barcelona

Palau de la Musica, Barcelona

 

 

The Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona is an architectural marvel. Built in the Catalan Modernisme or Art Nouveau style that was very popular in Catalana especially Barcelona. This magnificent building was created by architect Lluis Domenich, who was one of the main architects creating in this distinctive Catalan design.

 

 

Unesco world heritage site

The main facade of the Palau de la Musica is very ornate, with large balconies decorated with exquisite stain glass panels, mosaic column tile work and radiant lighting details. At night, the entire building illuminated resembles a giant jewel box lighting up the dark streets of the Barrio Gotic. There is continuation of highly crafted artwork, intricate tile mosaics, architectural details, and ironwork throughout the interiors of the music hall. You will be awe-inspired with all the artistry, details and quality craftsmanship designed into every part of this stunning structure. Declared a Unesco World Heritage site, this beautiful palace dedicated to music is worth a visit and partake in any musical performances that highlight the Catalan culture.

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One of the many ornate upper balconies from the street

Evening performances

The evening I came for a performance of regional Catalan folk style dances akin to square dancing, the entire building was lit up magically. It felt very special going to an event here and dine on tapas and champagne inside the cavernous bar, elaborately decorated with fine materials.  The performance was the perfect musical experience, enjoying a wonderful cultural presentation within this expansive and lavish interior. Being able to partake in a live performance at the Palau de la Musica adds a nice exposure to the cultural diversity and creativity of enjoying a city like Barcelona.

 

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This is such an impressive monument to Catalan artistry and architecture, offering a unique historic legacy where music and art merges magnificently.  To view an earlier post on Barcelona, please click on this link http://travelphotodiscovery.com/discovering-barcelona-a-photo-essay/

Have any of you visiting this beautiful building or any other amazing architecture in Barcelona, tell me what your favorite place was in the comments section.

 

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5 Responses to Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona – Photo Friday

  1. Traudel July 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Barcelona is such a beautiful city.Whenever we are passing by we make stop and for sure discover something new. Next time for sure we will visit the palau at night!

  2. calculatedtraveller May 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Gorgeous photos Noel. When I was in Barcelona, my hotel was just around the corner and I stumbled upon the Palau one day on a walk… The architecture and detail is unbelievable! There is just too much to capture in the little lens!

    My photos were taken during the day and I meant to go back in the evening to see what the building looked like at night but I never got back to it. Glad that your photos were taken in the evening… Thanks for sharing

    • emorata1 May 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

      This is a beautiful structure during the day but even more spectacular at night time.

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