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The Palace of Catalan Music is a beautiful musical auditorium designed by the famous Catalan modernist architect Lluís Doménech i Montaner. Its construction took place between 1905 and 1908.
Doménech, like Gaudí, had a highly sensitive sense of space and environment, something revealed when one observes the delicate but solid structures of this imposing building containing huge walls made of glass and integrating them with various artistic branches such as sculpture, stained glass, mosaics and wrought iron.
The originality in Doménech’s architectural design is revealed by mixing the huge glass walls with a splendid iron structure that allows its main floor to appear closed with glass and integrated with the other elements.
Its patio, for example, was designed in such a way that the concert hall would remain identically symmetrical in its distribution and in the entry of light. The auditorium on the first floor was designed with access via several flights of stairs in such a way that it compensates for volume efficiently.
Another noteworthy detail is the exterior full of beautiful Baroque and modernist sculptures that symbolize the musical world and create, in themselves, a whole architectural ensemble full of harmony and “tempo.”This allows them to be integrated as if the structure were an architectural symphony whose elements, such as the huge organ pipes, are transformed into an iconic decorative element.
The architectural work of Doménech is so wonderful that the Palau de la Música Catalana was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.