Lovers of music who feel dismayed at not finding anything of value to them, while touring Barcelona, are well advised to check out the Palau de la Música Catalana. Music lovers apart, even those who have a fascination for architecture will be delighted to view this concert hall that has been accorded the world heritage status by UNESCO in the year 1997.
Visitors should be prepared to be thoroughly amazed by the extremely rich quality architecture that was designed in the Catalan modernista style. Built between the years 1905 and 1908, the architect of this beautiful hall is Lluis Domench i Montaner.
Tourists will be amazed by the fact that more than half a million people visit this play to attend the musical performances that range from Canco, jazz, symphonic plus chamber music. Those who are familiar with the history of this building will tell you that it underwent massive restoration, expansion, and remodeling between the years 1982 to 1989.
Visitors should under no circumstances miss out on the exquisite and richly decorated façade that boasts of Arabic and Spanish architecture. Do not forget to check out the huge busts of famous composers like Ludwig van Beethoven Johann Sebastian Bach, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Also, check out the two colonnades on the second level balcony.