Liceu Opera
“The impulse behind Barcelona Obertura must be able to establish the city as a centre of cultural attraction in southern Europe.”
Roger Guasch
Managing Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
The Liceu Opera Barcelona, locally known as Gran Teatre del Liceu or simply the Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847. Its uninterrupted activity over 170 years has let it positively fulfill its role as an arts centre and to become a cultural and social benchmark of the city and the country. The Liceu has become an international leader and a not-to-be missed destination for opera lovers around the world, thanks to running over 10 different productions per season with the most prestigious singers and the latest internationally applauded productions.
Palau de la Música Catalana
“Barcelona has a musical attraction that is hugely powerful, due to both its quality and personality.”
Mariona Carulla
President of the Fundació Orfeó Catalá - Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a home for the Orfeó Català choir, financed by popular subscription. It is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural life of Catalonia. The mission of the Orfeó Català - Palau de la Música Catalana Foundation is to promote music, paying special attention to: choral singing, the recognition and diffusion of cultural heritage, and the strengthening of social cohesion.
L’Auditori
“Joining our seasons should focus on the high level of Barcelona’s music programme. It should also show our visitors that, beyond amazing weather and museums, beaches and architecture, we have a delicate and universal present for them: The best MUSIC.”
Jordi Tort
Managing Director of L’Auditori and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
L’Auditori, founded in 1999, is Barcelona's most recently created music venue and the home of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Band and the Music Museum. L’Auditori develops a stable program of over 400 activities per year on its four concert halls, which standards of excellence highlight the name of Barcelona among the great European capitals for classical music. Its Educational program is recognized internationally, inspiring the passion for music to the youngest people and helping to make culture accessible to all. L’Auditori is the first concert hall in Spain to become a member of the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO), since 2007.
“Barcelona Global is a private, independent and non-profit association made up of 100 of the city’s leading companies, research centers, entrepreneurs, business schools, universities and cultural institutions, and more than 700 professionals aiming to make Barcelona one of the world’s best cities for talent and economic activity.
The association has also a network of 70 members living and working outside of Spain and 20% of international members that chose Barcelona as a city to live and work in. Barcelona Global promote and lead projects to attract talent and business; is committed to initiatives driven by its members and support their success; and mobilise its members to identify challenges and projects for the city in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness, Research and Knowledge, Culture, Tourism and Social Impact.”
Turisme de Barcelona is the consortium responsible for promoting Barcelona as a tourist destination. It has its own member’s programmes, which bring together more than 1400 private companies and bodies operating in a specific field and catering to different aspects of tourism in the city. Turisme de Barcelona also offers services and touristic products to the professional operators and to the tourists, designed to ensure that visitors make the most of their stay and get to know the city.