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Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour

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Barcelona, Spain

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the astounding architecture of the Palau de la Música Catalana on a comprehensive tour. Sail past long lines with your priority access pass and commence your tour of the Art Nouveau icon with an expert architectural guide. Gain fascinating insight into the rich history of the structure as you absorb the lavish décor and opulent design of the interior. Marvel at the incandescent light that streams through the windows of Lluis Millet Hall then imagine watching a performance in the decadently decorated Concert Hall.
  • Tour of Palau de la Música Catalana, one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings
  • Skip the lines and explore the UNESCO-listed concert hall with an expert guide
  • Learn about the building’s history and 20th-century society in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala
  • Ascend the grand staircases and get up close to vibrant flower mosaics
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring décor in the Concert Hall
  • Upgrade your tour to include a mini organ concert
Local guide
15-minute audio-visual clip
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Palau de la Música Catalana, C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Select a departure time to suit your schedule then greet your accomplished guide outside the Palau de la Música Catalana. Hailed as one of the country’s most exquisite examples of Art Nouveau architecture, the pristine Palau de la Música Catalana is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed structure that demands attention. 

Sail past the crowds at the entrance hall with your skip-the-line ticket and immediately begin your tour in the remarkable Rehearsal Hall. Watch a captivating clip that provides historical context then feast your eyes upon the elaborate staircases that ascend to the second floor. 

Run your hand over lavish marble banisters as you climb the staircase and pass intricately decorated tiles. Gasp at the natural illumination in Lluís Millet Hall and gaze out of the interminable windows that stretch from floor to ceiling. Wander past pillars smothered in delicate mosaics of flowers then become mesmerized by the architectural allure of the Concert Hall, a room considered the structure’s centerpiece. 

Marvel at the ecclesiastical panels of stained glass and gape at the dazzling dome that functions as an incandescent skylight. Gain insight into the inspiring architects responsible for the construction of the Palau de la Música Catalana from your guide, hearing tales of Pau Gargallo and Lluís Bru. 

Upgrade your tour to include a mini-organ concert in the prestigious musical venue: take a plush seat in the auditorium and delight in the melodies of the organ and the excellent acoustics of the theater.

Bid farewell to your guide at the exit of the building.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palace of Catalan Music
Choose the departure time most convenient for you, then meet your guide at the Palau de la Música Catalana in La Ribera. One of the most popular concert halls in Barcelona, the UNESCO-listed Palau de la Música Catalana is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture. Head directly inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and begin your guided tour in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala. Learn how the foundation stone was laid here in 1905, and watch a 15-minute clip about the building’s history as well as society in the early 20th century. Next, feast your eyes on the elaborate staircases that lead up to the second floor. Study the lavish tiling that covers the underside, then peer through the unusual glass balusters that support the marble banisters as you ascend the stairs. Find yourself bathed in light as you enter the Lluís Millet Hall, which features floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the balcony colonnade of the main façade. Gaze out at the pillars that are decorated with intricate mosaics depicting flowers in a tribute to nature. Your final stop is the Concert Hall. Be overcome with awe as you step into this magnificent hall. Look around you at the massive panes of stained glass that are set in arches along the walls, then turn your attention to the room’s centerpiece: a large skylight in the shape of an inverted dome. As you tour the auditorium with your guide, learn about the Catalan architects responsible for the décor, including Eusebi Arnau, Pau Gargallo, Lluís Bru and Antoni Rigalt. After around an hour, your tour concludes near the Palau de la Música Catalana’s exit. Photos provided by Matteo Vecchi.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Palau de la Musica Catalana

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Palau de la Música Catalana Guided Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The Palau de la Musica Catalana is not to be missed!!" See review
  • "Perfect length It was annoying when 2 tour guides were in the same room talking to their group ." See review

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Palau de la Musica
dawtanniger
, Feb 2020
Had an excellent time exploring the wonder and extreme beauty of this magical music hall with our very informative guide.. really enjoyed the mini organ concert.. what a treat!
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Wonderful afternoon
helmutpfeiffer48
, Jan 2020
Guide was excellent. Explained clearly nad profoundly. Easy to understans. Time enough Four pictures
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Barcelona in December
alexiemm2010
, Dec 2019
This was a very informative tour. The English speaking guide was easy to understand and answered our questions with authority. The tour was high value for the fee.
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Fantastic
marinalauder
, Dec 2019
Absolutely gorgeous inside and out!! Must see attraction, don’t miss it! Beautiful mosaic ceiling, which works like a light fixture,great sculptures around the main stage. Nice experience, because you will have an opportunity to see a rehearsal with real musicians and also you will see a movie with opera singers, blues singers, who shared their feelings about this place.
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A must see
Hld-from-the-beach
, Dec 2019
An amazing facility with breathtaking architecture. I am so glad we saw this facility. We spent a hour on a guided tour (by the facility).
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fantastic tour
JOJOchildcare
, Oct 2019
loved this we went this my husband and two children ages 21 and 22. we all found it interesting and absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was informative and funny
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Beautiful Place
Cheri330
, Oct 2019
We loved seeing this unique Palau of Music in Barcelona. It is simply spectacular and must be seen in person.
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Beautiful theatre and knowledgeable guide.
jimgill2016
, Sep 2019
Wonderful old theatre with amazing interior and stained glass ceiling. Our guide Eve was very knowledgeable, pointing out the historic features of the building, answering our questions with enthusiasm and a smile. Highly recommend this tour. James & Gillian Australia
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Worth your time and money
Camper67310965041
, Jun 2019
The Palau de la Música is a very unique building. The tour leader pointed out so many details that I would not have noticed. Booking on line is quite easy and convenient
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The Palau de la Musica Catalana is not...
Colleen W
, Sep 2018
The Palau de la Musica Catalana is not to be missed!! It is GORGEOUS and the music sounded AMAZING!! I only wish we had booked in time to hear a full concert. My husband, not a music lover, thought this was the best tour we did all week long and we participated in a number of fabulous tours. Definitely book this tour!

Product code: 6813PALAU

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