Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona – Symbolical of Art and Culture

The historic city of Barcelona had plenty to make a tourist stay on; nevertheless, we couldn’t though we wanted to. My eyes by now had got used to looking for the architectural buildings or structures wherever we went. Unfortunately, it was our last day and at night we had to board the flight saying good-bye to Barcelona. The days of the software engineer is again going to start in Bangalore.

Wait, some more is left and we had to get ready soon to visit  Palau de la Musica Catalana, which is easily accessible from Las Rambles and Barcelona Cathedral. A concert hall opened in 1908, Palau de la Musica Catalana was built and designed by Lluis Dominech to promote Catalan music. We just took twenty minutes to reach Carrer del Palau de la Musica. The hall was open and I figured that it was open for visit to people from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm. The entry to the hall required purchase of tickets, which was 15 euro for a guided tour.

Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona
Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona | Image Resource : barcelona-home.com

The architectural beauty of the building was hard to express in words and such being a case, it is regarded a treasure of Catalan Art Nouveau. The building is listed in the World Heritage Site list by the UNESCO and is an important aspect representing the culture, history and heritage of people.

The guided tour was almost for one hour and it started in the ‘Rehearsal Hall’ of Orfeo Catala, where the rehearsals are conducted on a regular basis. We were briefed on the foundation stone laid in 1905 and about the ‘choir of the Orfeó Català’. Next, we were led along the staircase, which looked expansive with flowers and Catalan flags. Impressively, the staircase was built using combination of materials, which mostly included iron and glass.

Concert Hall Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona
Concert Hall Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona | Image Resource : localnomad.com

We reached the Sala Lluís Millet, or Lluís Millet Hall, which was dedicated to Maestro Millet of Orfeó Català. It was a two-storied hall and looked beautiful with flowers and stained glass windows. We were amazed to see the balcony through the window, which was typically colorful and ornamental. Next, we were guided to the Concert Hall, a setting for musical concert and popular for being more than hundred years old

The interesting features of the hall are the natural light filled through the central skylight depicting the sun and the organ of the Palau over the stage entertaining you with music. It was an amazing tour.

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