Palau de la Musica Catalana

Catalan Modernisme and Domenich i Montaner

Lluis Domenich i Montaner is a Barcelona Modernisme architect whose use of color make his work more accessible than Gaudi’s.

From our apartment in Born-Ribera, it was a short walk to his Palau de la Musica Catalana (Catalonia Music Palace). As with the cathedral, we walked by often to check out the lighting.

Palau de la Musica Catalana
Palau de la Musica Catalana
Palau de la Musica Catalana
Palau de la Musica Catalana

Color and design continues inside. Note the painted brick arches on the ceiling.

Palau de la Musica Catalana gift shop
Palau de la Musica Catalana gift shop

Domenich i Montaner also designed this hospital with Moorish windows and trees.

Hospital de Sant Pau
Hospital de Sant Pau

The Palau and Hospital won Barcelona’s Best Building awards in 1909 and 1912. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

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