Friendly Rentals gives you an exclusive discount to visit the Palau de la Música Catalana
Some buildings are like magnets. The closer you get, and the more you run your eyes over the structure, outlines, shapes and colours, the harder it is to walk away or take your eyes off them. This is what happens with the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. Every day, hundreds of tourists, neighbours and passersby stop to take a quick look, admire its beauty or capture it in a photograph.
At Friendly Rentals we want you to discover the magic of this Modernista building both inside and out. It’s one of the city’s most emblematic buildings and right next to our office. To give you the chance to see its stunning interior for yourself, we have an agreement with the Palau de la Música Catalana that gives you a 20% discount.
History of the Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Música Catalana was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the masters of Catalan Modernisme. He also designed the Hospital de Sant Pau.
It was built between 1905 and 1908, having been commissioned by the Orfeó Català and funded by Catalan industrialists and intellectuals of the time. Cutting-edge techniques were used encompassing all the applied arts: forged iron, sculpture, mosaics, stained glass… The result is a unique building full of small details. The Palau de la Música Catalana was designed as an auditorium and concert hall, but over the years it has housed not only musical premieres but also a wide range of cultural, political and theatrical events. It’s been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997.
Guided tours of the Palau de la Música Catalana
There are guided tours of the Palau de la Música Catalana that take in several different spaces: the Orfeó Català’s rehearsal room, Sala Lluís Millet, the concert hall with its spectacular coloured skylight and stage, the refectory… You can buy tickets through this link with an exclusive 20% discount to discover all the secrets of the Palau de la Música Catalana. Guided tours last about 1 hour and take place every day between 10 am and 3.30 pm (until 6 pm at Easter and in the summer) and are given in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian.
Concerts at the Palau de la Música Catalana
If you have the opportunity to go to a concert, make the most of it. The Palau de la Música Catalana has excellent acoustics and has welcomed leading performers and conductors, including Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Pau Casals, Frederic Mompou and Joaquín Rodrigo.
They currently programme a wide range of different kinds of music, ranging from classical, opera and choral to flamenco, jazz, folk, pop, rock and singer-songwriters. Further information here.