Gran Teatre del Liceu
Lonely Planet review for Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona’s grand opera house was built in 1847, largely destroyed by fire in 1994 and reopened better than ever in 1999. The Liceu launched such Catalan stars as Josep (aka José) Carreras and Montserrat Caballé, and can seat up to 2300. On the guided visit you are taken to the grand foyer, and then up the marble staircase to the glittering, neo baroque Saló dels Miralls (Hall of Mirrors). You are then led up to the 4th floor to admire the theatre in all its splendour from the high stalls. You finish off with a modest collection of Modernista art, El Cercle del Liceu.