Some of the biggest avenues in Barcelona, including Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya and La Rambla meet at Plaça de Catalunya. So naturally, this square is near some of the best attractions and houses of entertainment. Built in the early 20th century by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the concert hall, Palau de la Música Catalana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the most tremendous Modernista accomplishments, from the facade to the interior, it’s dynamically embellished with stained glass, iron, exposed brick, and glazed tiles. Teatre Tívoli is chalked with history too. It’s red and gold interior have seen opera, theater, film, and even political performances. See a show in either of these for some genuine enjoyment and a dose of history.
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