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“Beautiful Space if Overhyped”

Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala
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Owner description: The Palau, an icon of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most representative monuments of the city and It is one of the most recommended tourist attractions of Barcelona. Built between 1905 and 1908 by the great architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalonia and essential part of any visit to the city, as any of the most fascinating Gaudi buildings. This historical building, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, offers an experience so magical that visitors fall in love with it. From the hand of experienced guides, the wonders of this architectural pearl discovered and visitors into a fantasy world full of details and references to the characteristic nature of modernist architecture. An essential visit in the list of top 10 things to see in Barcelona.
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful Space if Overhyped”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I was disappointed with my recent visit here. Based on the reviews I was expecting a lot more. It certainly isn't one of the most beautiful music venues that I've seen in my travels, though it is probably one of the most unique designs. I liked the choices of materials and throughout and the guide did a good job of explaining the different pieces and how they related to the history of the region.

Also, there will be a lot of people visiting. Even in the middle of the week, there were several hundred tourists at different tours and at one point we had to change our tour because another group was in our location. It was a bit disappointing that some tours were able to go to ground floor, but ours was relegated to the 2nd and 3rd floors only.

Visited May 2014
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The guides are excellent. They will show you a video about the Palau, then take you through various rooms and, of course, the theater - which is amazing.
We were fortunate to enjoy a choir from the U.S. which sang a song for us.

Visited May 2014
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“A spectacular building”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

we arrived to late to vist inside but outside, it is an outstanding and mixed architecture (modern and old). From here you can easily enjoy a walk in the old city

Visited May 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“As wonderful as the opera house in Paris”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Wonderful tour guide that showed us this beautiful music hall. The way the seating, the ceiling, the stage were constructed is amazing. Wish we would have been in Barcelona long enough to attend a concert there.

Visited May 2014
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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“Remarkable, unique, and fabulous!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We had an English language tour of this incredible building, and it was one of the highlights of our visit to Barcelona. I agree with the reviewer who said that the tour was a little too hurried -- I would have liked 2 minutes to get a good photo of the muses of music in the main auditorium. They were fabulous, but I needed a moment to set up for the low light, didn't get it, so all my shots are blurry and filled with other people's heads.... The venue can't be compared to anything else, it is a masterpiece, and somehow a little more grown up than Gaudi's buildings.

Visited April 2014
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