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Barcelona: Palau de la Música Self-Guided Tour

1. Barcelona: Palau de la Música Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Palau de la Música, one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings. Follow an informative brochure and venture deep into this jewel of Barcelona Modernism. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, this concert hall is a temple of decorative refinements. Begin your tour in the foyer and continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it; be amazed by its detail, built from a range of materials including iron and glass. Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolise nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. From the second floor you will have the chance to admire the impressive light source up close. Enjoy a beautiful live piano or organ recital to round off your visit.

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

2. Palau de la Música Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings on an exclusive 45-minute guided tour of the Modernist Palau de la Música Catalana. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, the Palau is a temple of decorative refinements.  Your tour starts in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala, where the foundation stone was laid in 1905, and where the choir rehearses regularly as it has done for more than 100 years. Continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it. Built from a range of materials, including iron and glass, the detail never ceases to amaze.  Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolize nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. Your guide will take you to the 2nd floor to get close to the great skylight, where you can admire the impressive light source up close.  To end, the Palau’s organ will accompany you on a short musical journey.

Barcelona: Gran Gala Flamenco Show Entry Ticket

3. Barcelona: Gran Gala Flamenco Show Entry Ticket

Witness a flamenco performance in the heart of Barcelona. The most widely seen staging of flamenco in the city, this celebrated show has been running for 18 years. Marvel at this art form with an entry ticket to the show at one of two iconic venues: Palau de la Música Catalana or Teatre Poliorama. Discover all that Flamenco has to offer through this performance. With castanets, dress train sweeps, fans, and sensual costumes, Gran Gala Flamenco includes all of the typical elements of Flamenco that you would expect, all accompanied by original music. Sit back and admire the skill of the dancers with choreography by some of the most renowned Catalan and Spanish dance companies. The artistic director is the acclaimed guitarist Juan Gomez Chicuelo who is accompanied by artists including Enrique Morente, Miguel Poveda, and Duquenque or El Cigala. Choose between two of the most emblematic theaters in the city: the UNESCO-listed Palau de la Música Catalana (which seats 1900) and Teatre Poliorama, located on the first floor of Barcelona’s Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts (which seats 700). 

Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

4. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

Explore Barcelona on guided e-bike tour and see more in less time with the help of a bike propelled by electric motor. Glide from some of the most popular attractions in the city to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Take a break with the included wine and tapas. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and Spanish cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood. Pass by sites like Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and the seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. Soak up the vibrant life of the city’s beaches. Ride past Art Noveau architecture and shops and bars that date back to the beginning of the century. Head to the eatery Els Quatre Gats which was frequented by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Savor tapas and wine while appreciating this venue that is overflowing with history and the echoes of the geniuses who drank and dined here in ages past, from Pablo Picasso to Salvador Dalí. Open your senses to the rich Spanish flavors and leave with photos and memories of mystery, romance and adventure on a tour ideal for electric bike first timers and experts alike.

Barcelona Express Card: 2 Days of Transport & Discounts

5. Barcelona Express Card: 2 Days of Transport & Discounts

Make the most of your stay with Barcelona Express Card, and get 2 days of free unlimited travel on public transportation and more than 100 discounts: • 48 Museums and Attractions with discounts up to 60% • 16 Visits and Tours with discounts up to 50% • 12 Leisure experiences with discounts up to 50% • 7 Entertainment experiences with discounts up to 20% • 3 Night-time Venues with discounts up to 30% • Shops and restaurants with discounts up to 20% • and much more! Museums and Attractions • CaixaForum: 25% off • Camp Nou Experience: 5% off • Casa Batlló: EUR 3.00 • Casa Lleó i Morera: 20% off • Casa Museu Gaudí: EUR 1.00 • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB): 20% off • CosmoCaixa: 25% off • Cripta Gaudí de la Colònia Güell: 20% off • El Born Centre Cultural: EUR 6.00/4.20 • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 20% off • Fundació Joan Miró: 20% off • Fundació Suñol: 25% off • Gaudí Centre Reus: 40% off • Jardí Botànic de Barcelona: 50% off • La Pedrera: 20% off • Mirador de Colom: 50% off • MUHBA El Call: Free  • MUHBA Plaça del Rei: EUR 7.00/5.00 (combined ticket MUHBA centers) • MUHBA Refugi 307: EUR 7.00/5.00 (combined ticket MUHBA centers) • MUHBA Via Sepulcral Romana: EUR 7.00/5.00 (combined ticket MUHBA centers) • Museu Blau: 50% off • Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya Barcelona: 30% off • Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACBA): 20% off • Museu d’Història de Catalunya: 30% off • Museu de Cera de Barcelona: 20% off • Museu de l’Eròtica de Barcelona (MEB): 20% off • Museu de la Moto: 20% off • Museu de la Música: 30% off • Museu de la Xocolata: 30% off • Museu de Cultures del Món: EUR 5.00/3.50  • Museu del Disseny: EUR 6.00/4.00 • Museu del Mamut: 50% off • Museu del Modernisme Català: 30% off • Museu del Perfum: 40% off • Museu d'Idees i d'Invents de Barcelona (MIBA): 20% off • Museu Diocesà de Barcelona: 50% off • Museu Egipci de Barcelona: 30% off • Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM): 20% off • Museu Frederic Marès: EUR 4.20/2.40 • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya: 20% off • Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch: 25% off • Palau de la Música Catalana: 20% guided tours • Pavelló Mies van der Rohe: 20% off • Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes: EUR 5.00/3.50 • Torre Bellesguard: 50% off • Torre de Collserola: 60% off Visits and Tours • Barcelona 360o–Land, Sea & Air: 20% off • Barcelona Ciclotour: EUR 2.00 • Barcelona Port Tour: 20% off • Catalunya Bus Turístic: EUR 10.00 (check routes) • Catamarà Ecològic: 20% off • Caves Codorniu: 20% off • Circuit de Barcelona–Catalunya: 50% off • Gocar Tours: 10% off • Las Golondrinas Barcelona Mar: EUR 15.00/13.00 • Las Golondrinas Barcelona Port: EUR 7.20/6.50 • Sailing Yacht Tours Skylinebcn: 15% off • Vesping Barcelona: 10% off (24 hours) • Walking Tours Gòtic: 50% off • Walking Tours Gourmet: 50% off • Walking Tours Modernisme: 50% off • Walking Tours Picasso: 50% off Leisure • Aqua Urban Spa: 30% off • Barcelona Bosc Urbà: 20% off • Casino Barcelona: Free admission and welcome drink • Gaudí-Experiència: 50% off • Icebarcelona: 20% off • Illa Fantasia: 20% • Jamón Experience Museum: Free museum admission (EUR 10.00 tasting) • L’Aquàrium de Barcelona: 20% off • Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo: 20% off • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona: 20% off admission (EUR 1.00 audioguide) • Port Aventura: 20% off • Zoo de Barcelona: 20% off Entertainment • Cirque du Soleil Amaluna (July-August) Port Aventura: 20% off • Cordobés–Tablao Flamenco: 20% off drink and show; 8% off dinner and show • Gran Gala Flamenco: 20% off • El Patio Andaluz: EUR 10.00 drink/dinner and show • El Tablao de Carmen: 20% off • Nervión–Tablao Flamenco: 20% off • Palacio del Flamenco: EUR 10.00 Night-time Venues • Bcn NightCard: 30% off • Milano Cocktail Bar: 20% off • The Michael Collins Bar: 20% off Restaurants • Antiga Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona: 2x1 breakfasts • Asador del Mar: 15% off • Costa Gallega: 15% off • El Chipirón: 15% off • Hard Rock Café: Special menu • La Tertúlia: 15% off • L’Arrosseria Xàtiva: 15% off • L’Arrosseria Xàtiva amb Gràcia: 15% off • Marina Bay by Moncho’s: 15% off • Patrón: 15% off • Restaurant Diagonal Can Soteras: 15% off • Nervión: 15% off • Tapas Locas: 20% off Shops • Barcelona Original Shops: 15% off • Futbolmania: 10% off • La Roca Village Shopping Express: 20% off • Perfumeria Regia: 10% off selected items Other Services • Locker Barcelona: 10% off Transportation • Barcelona Moto Rent: 20% off • Barcelona Rent a Bike: EUR 2.00 • Cooltra Motos: 20% off • Moto Rent & Renting: 20% off

Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

6. Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

Join your guide on this 3.5-hour tour to see some historically significant sites of Barcelona in an authentic manner: see the places frequented by people who live in the neighborhood, unknown to the general public. Barcelona’s narrow and labyrinthine streets make the ideal scenario to enjoy the city center without hurry, reveling in the remains that are preserved from the glorious past of the city. Your route begins at “Carmela”, the sculpture by Jaume Plensa next to the Palau de la Música and runs almost 3 kilometers through Barri de Sant Pere, the Ribera, and the Gothic Quarter. Along the way, you’ll see sites like the Convent de Sant Agusti, Capella d’en Marcus, Santa Maria del Mar, Temple Roma, House of the Ardiaca, and more.   In addition to a pleasant gastronomic surprise during the tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a snack in a very special place, connected with the art, quietness, and charm of Gothic architecture. The tour ends in the most touristic area of the city, where you can visit on your own the more popular monuments of the city.

Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

7. Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

See some of the highlights of Barcelona as you complete challenges on your smartphone with this interactive scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit to solve the riddles. To get started, simply download the app and head to the starting point at Placa de Catalunya (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start your game at a time that's convenient to you. As you explore, solve a riddle to move on to the next attraction along the route. Use the map to navigate to each place and feel free to pause the app any time if you'd like to take a break or spend some extra time sightseeing. Start your tour from Placa de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Visit the exquisite acoustic Palau de la Música Catalana, and explore the uniquely architectural Barcelona Cathedral. Photograph the Gran Teatre del Liceu and marvel at the Güell Palace by architect Antoni Gaudí. Then, see the iconic Mirador de Colom dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the famous bridge at Rambla del Mar. Admire the El Cap de Barcelona statue that was created for the Olympic Games. Be enchanted by the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, before experiencing the icing on the cake of this unique tour — the Piccaso Musueum.

Barcelona: Art Nouveau & Gaudí Tour

8. Barcelona: Art Nouveau & Gaudí Tour

In English, Eixample means "city expansion." The neighborhood, whose leveled corner façades you've likely strolled past, was established in 1854 when the city walls were torn down and the empty expanse between the overfilled old city and the little town of Gracia could finally be built upon. Eixample proper, today known also as the Golden Square, is the area where the industrialists, aristocrats, and Catalans (the so-called Indianos) who had come into money in South America constructed city palaces with the star architects of their time. And what an opportunity: for 200 years the upper echelons had been cooped up with the poorest classes in the old city. Autonomy and codetermination were refused by the central government in Madrid, and the people suffered under these policies. The local officials could do little, unless they had money in the bank, and they weren't stingy when it came to architecture. They splurged on beautiful buildings and used these to put their wealth on display, employing illustrious architects like Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch, and of course Gaudí, to construct these masterpieces. It was a moment of modernism. Like the German Art Nouveau, the Viennese Secession, or the English Modern Style, Catalan Modernism began in 1885 not as a new architectural style but a cultural movement encompassing literature and visual art. For example, the Palau de la Musica conceptualized by Domènech i Montaner paid homage to Catalan folk songs not just in reference to music but by building an allegory out of stone. On this city tour of Barcelona, walk along the street of the Golden Square and discover buildings by the most interesting and important Catalan architects of Modernism. You may never emerge from the wonderment inspired by the incredible decoration in this district. The following highlights await: - 1714 and beyond: the repercussions of the war of secession - The enslaved city - The wall is torn down - To a better future: Ildefons Cerda's utopia of the perfect city or why Eixample will tell another story - Like the phoenix from the ashes: the Catalan Renaissance - Barcelona cleans up: the Barcelona World's Fair - Barons of industry, the bourgeoisie, and festival in Raval - Gaudí's hour - A dragon's den with relics - or Karneval with confetti - Dali and the Chupa-Chups empire - Gaudí and New York - Passeig de Gracia: trencadís or shards bring luck -Three stars at the block of discord - The most famous quarry in the world - So many rooms but no place for the piano - The week of tragedy: Madonna must go - War of stars on the ceiling - Gaudí's trick with string - Sagrada Familia: Gaudí's lost plans And much more.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

9. Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

The tour begins beside the fountain in Plaça Reial where your guide will be waiting for you. Then, get on your bike and make your way through the back streets of the Gothic Quarter towards Placa del Rei. From there, the tour heads past the Barcelona Cathedral toward one of the city's greatest pieces of Modernista architecture, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall.  Continue on from there as you head to Ciutadella Park with a stop along the way at the Arc De Triomf. After enjoying a walk around the gardens and a refreshing drink, you will be on the move again towards Europe's second most visited landmark, La Sagrada Familia. There will be time to take photos and just generally be in awe of Gaudi's final masterpiece.  Then it's down to the beach to soak up the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, the tour heads back up to the vibrant neighborhood of El Born where you’ll have the last stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar before returning to the starting point of your tour.

Barcelona: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

10. Barcelona: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. After downloading the app, start your guide at Placa de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Take in the exquisite acoustics of the Palace of Catalan Music, and admire the outstanding architecture of Barcelona Cathedral. Stop by the Grand Theater of Liceu and marvel at Antoni Gaudi's Güell Palace. Move on to the majestic Columbus Monument and the famous bridge at Rambla del Mar. Head over to the El Cap de Barcelona statue, built for the Olympic Games, then gaze at the St Mary of the Sea Cathedral. Finish your insightful journey at the fascinating Piccaso Museum.

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What people are saying about Palace of Catalan Music

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What an amazing place. If you are not in town, with time enough for a performance, just their tour inside is worth the visit - thank you Marco And prices at its beautiful café are not expensive, for such a location!

I love the architecture! You must see it! Photographer was a nice person but only 2 pictures I liked.. in any way worth it

Very knowledgeable guide. Used headsets to ensure everyone could hear. Able to stay and explore on own after guided tour.

Very interesting tour in a marvelous building full of special history.

Beautiful building!! An astounding example of arquitecture!