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Where to Hear Live Music: The Palau de la Musica Catalana

August 14, 2007 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Usually when we head to a concert, it's for the music. But at The Palau de la Musica Catalana, you don't have to love opera or the orchestra to enjoy the show. This place is more about the venue.

Barcelona's most famous music hall was constructed between 1905 and 1908 for the Catalan Choral Society's 184 singers and 1,358 members. In 1997 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's been recognized by Barcelona City Council as an architectural treasure. (We think it's pretty nice, too.)

So what if Hootie has never played here, or if The Pumpkins prefer San Fran? The Palau has hosted world-famous orchestras like the Berlin and Israel Philharmonic, as well as local Spanish guitar acts, too. And hey, even we like to enjoy some high-brow culture from time to time.

Related Stories:
· The Palau de la Musica Catalana [Official Site]
· Live Music coverage [Jaunted]

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