The Palau de la Música Catalana Exterior Mosaic Images

Amazing on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by 300 spartans

Outside detail on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by 300 spartans

El Palau on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by spacedoll

The Palau de la Música Catalana Interior Mosaic & Stained Glass Images

Inside El Palau on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by spacedoll

my favourite part on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by 300 spartans

The glass ceiling on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by 300 spartans

Beethoven on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by 300 Spartans

The Palau de la Música Catalana Exterior Mosaic Facade & Column Details

façade detail on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by kitta

Sección de la fachada del Palau de la Musica. on Flickr! by xip

Span_20051005_1685 on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by Meg Hajekova

2006_Spain_Barcelona_44 on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by shengmei_zhang

Palau de la Musica Catalana on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by leprechaun_il

The Palau de la Música Catalana Exterior Mosaic Ticket Booth & Floral Column Details

old ticket booth on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by hirsak

Mosaico on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by manelcap

Mosaic on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by Van Tassel

Barcelona – Palau de la Musica Catalana on Flickr – by biketrouble

2005-12-31-Barcelona, Palau de la Musica Catalana on Flickr – Photo Sharing! by Matilde Gaspar Silva

Palau de la Música Catalana – Barcelona, Spain

The Palau de la Música Catalana (“Palace of Catalan Music”) in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, is a concert hall built between 1905 and 1908, designed by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was inaugurated in 1908, and its style is known as modernisme, the local term to design the Art Nouveau, whose most noteworthy practitioner was Antoni Gaudí.

The Palau de la Música Catalana was built to be the concert hall of the Orfeó Català (“Catalan Choir”), the most important choir in Catalonia in the beginning of the XXth century. The project was financed by this institution, principally, but also by the donations of the well-living bourgeoisie in the city.

Due to the wealthy circumstances and the increasing sympathy of industrialists and bourgeoisie to Catalan nationalism, Montaner was asked for a national, symbolist architecture and building. So he added the traditional ceramics and “maons”, and asked other well-known Catalan artists to work with him. As a consequence, the Palau shows a wide variety of techniques and materials, both inside and outside.

In 1997, it was added as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Palau de la Música Catalana – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mosaic Art Source – Spain Mosaic Image Archive

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