Palau de la Música Catalana

Top choice classical music in La Ribera

A feast for the eyes, this Modernista confection is also the city’s most traditional venue for classical and choral music, although it has a wide-ranging program, including flamenco, pop and – particularly – jazz. Just being here for a performance is an experience. In the foyer, its tiled pillars all a-glitter, you can sip a pre-concert tipple.

Head up the grand stairway to the main auditorium, a whirlpool of Modernista whimsy.