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Palau de la Música Catalana

Carrer de Sant Francesc de Paula, La Ribera
Barcelona Spain

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1904
  Finished1908
Floor Count4
Building Uses
 - theatre
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - stadium
 - statue
Architectural Style
 - streamline moderne
 - beaux arts
 - spanish revival


Description
• Architect: Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
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• 12th March 1904: The Orfeó Català (Catalan Choral Society) requests a building project and quotation from the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner for their society headquarters, the future Palau de la Música Catalana.

• 31st May 1904: Domènech i Montaner is granted approval to carry out the project.

• 13th October 1904: The deed is signed for the property containing the former cloister of the convent of Sant Francesc on which the Palau is to be built.

• 23rd April 1905: An official ceremony is held to celebrate the placement of the first stone.

• 19th May 1906: Six thousand bonds are issued at one hundred pesetas each to finance the project.

• 9th February 1908: Official inauguration of the Palau de la Música Catalana.

• Over 100 years, the history of the Palau as a concert hall is identified with the musical events that took place within its walls.

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