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Palau de la Música Catalana or the Palace of Catalan Music

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The Palau de la Musica Catalana is another breathtaking example of modernist architecture in Barcelona but (Shock! Horror!) it is not by Antoni Gaudi.

The designer/architect, on this job, was another modernist called Lluis Domenech i Montaner. There are a number of buildings across Barcelona built at the turn of the century by Domenech i Montaner, another fine example is that of the Hospital of Sant Pau. The Catalan Music Palace came about in response to the growing popularity of the Orfeo Catala choral society. A group effort, the Palau was a collaborative effort between local craftsmen who were responsible for the elaborate embellishments throughout the building. This was an important building then and continues to be such today having been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This is an important venue in Barcelona where music connoisseurs are destined to enjoy classical concerts and world premieres.

 

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