Attractions & leisure
Strangely enough, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the so-called "building that epitomises Catalan art nouveau" wasn"t designed by Gaudí, but by his contemporary Lluís Domènech i Montaner
(Barcelona, 1850-1923). This concert hall in Barcelona, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
, is an artistic landmark of outstanding beauty and a highly prestigious music venue.
The Columbus Monument, stands at the end of Barcelona"s Rambla
, near the sea. Take the lift inside the column to the viewing gallery at the top, 60 metres above the ground.
Over 7,000 animals from 400 different species live in Barcelona Zoo. A visit to the zoo becomes a living spectacle with inhabitants from around the world, as you discover its fauna: primates, felines, tropical birds, dolphins… The attractions at the zoo make for an unforgettable, perfect day out for all the family.
L"Auditori, which is located in the Eixample, covers a surface area of 42,000m2 and is one of Barcelona"s premier music venues. The wood-lined main auditorium, the Sala Pau Casals, can seat 2,340 people and has exceptional acoustics which can be experienced as you enjoy a wide variety of musical styles, from symphonic music to rock and the works of singer-songwriters.
The area around the Plaça de les Glòries is packed with surprises and attractions. In addition to the imposing presence of the Agbar Tower and world-class cultural facilities such as the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the concert hall, L"Auditori, and the design museum, the Museu DHUB, you can now enjoy the new market "Encants Barcelona", a mini retail world that is well worth discovering.