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Spain #52

By handlerstudio  

Continuing on the theme of remarkable architecture in Barcelona, this is probably the most amazingly flamboyant building we saw there not built by Gaudi. It is the music hall, the Palau de la Música Catalana.

Lifted from Wikipedia:
English: Palace of Catalan Music) is a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth).[1] It was inaugurated February 9, 1908.

The project was financed primarily by the society, but important financial contributions also were made by Barcelona's wealthy industrialists and bourgeoisie. The Palau won the architect an award from the Barcelona City Council in 1909, given to the best building built during the previous year. Between 1982 and 1989, the building underwent extensive restoration, remodeling, and extension under the direction of architects Oscar Tusquets and Carles Díaz.[2] In 1997, the Palau de la Música Catalana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Hospital de Sant Pau. Today, more than half a million people a year attend musical performances in the Palau that range from symphonic and chamber music to jazz and Cançó (Catalan song).

We saw this at the end of our time there, and did not get inside, which is as amazing and beautiful as the outside.

I would like to thank Isabel (Chinga) for her UA yesterday. Her series today is quite remarkable.


Tags: Spain Barcelona Architecture Archtiecture Music hall

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dimalexa 4 5 Greece
4 Apr 2020 1:35AM
Amazing building and all your photos, Peter, as well as your notes are very helpful!
4 Apr 2020 3:11AM
Wonderful set displayed excellent Peter.
4 Apr 2020 3:54AM
A wonderful set of architectural images.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
4 Apr 2020 4:34AM
Wonderful images of this extremely impressive architectural achievement Peter , thanks for sharing.
4 Apr 2020 6:27AM
A very interesting set, Peter.
johnke Plus
8 228 17 England
4 Apr 2020 6:48AM
As in your description Peter, quite remarkable with very interesting information. Maybe Photo journalism, I have always found the description as interesting as the images, thank you for sharing. Good Job Peter.....John
4 Apr 2020 12:39PM
A wonderful set
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
4 Apr 2020 12:54PM
Lovely set Peter!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 5:06PM
Wonderful building and details... Keep them coming Peter !!
Beautiful travelogue images... Isabel GrinGrin
12 10 10 England
4 Apr 2020 9:43PM
Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience Peter.

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