Enjoy a free guided tour of one of the most important opera houses in Europe, Liceu Opera Barcelona!

Opened in 1847, the Gran Teatre del Liceu is located on La Rambla and is one of Barcelona's most beautiful and historical buildings. Having hosted some of history's greatest singers and seen performances of classic opuses, the Liceu Opera house is an important cultural landmark of Barcelona.

Designed by architect Miquel Garriga i Roca, the Liceu Opera house was the largest opera house at its inauguration in 1847, holding 4000 seats. In 1861, the Liceau's auditorium and stage were destroyed in a fire, however, the opera house was renovated and reopened the following year. 

In 1999, the Gran Teatre del Liceu was reopened after extensive reconstruction following a fire in 1994, the stunning Foyer and Mirror Hall were rebuilt according to the original and the stage was equipped with modern technology. 

The tour begins amid the elegance of the old Renaissance-style Lobby. Visitors then proceed to the Auditorium, an exact replica of the original horseshoe-shaped hall designed in 1847, which can seat approximately 2,300 people. Then comes the Mirror Hall, which for many years was the favourite gathering spot of the Catalan upper middle classes. The Guided Tour also includes the Cercle del Liceu, a British-style private club founded in 1847, which houses one of the finest Art Nouveau collections in Catalonia. The Guided Tour takes approximately 50 minutes

Show your Barcelona Pass at the Box Office to receive 5% discount on Opera performance tickets.

Due to ongoing activities at the Liceu Opera, please note that some areas of the Opera can be closed to the public. We recommend you check the timings on the Liceu Opera's website before your visit.

Highlights:

  • Guided tour of the opera house
  • Original main building façade dating back to 1847
  • Renaissance-style foyer and horseshoe-shaped auditorium 
  • Art nouveau collection in the Cercle del Liceu private club

Did you know

- A fire in 1994 which destroyed the building was cuased by a spark that accidentally fell on a curtain during a routing repair

- With 2,292 seats, the auditorium makes Liceu one of the biggest opera houses in Europe

- There aren't any columns in the theare, which gives the horseshoe-shaped auditorium no visual interruptions

- Many famous singers have performed at the Liceu, such as Domingo, Pavarotti, Caballé, Callas and Tebaldi.

Guided Tours

Prestige Tours
Discover the elegance of the grand Renaissance-style Lobby, the jaw-dropping Auditorium - a replica of the original hall designed by architect Miquel Garriga i Roca in 1847, the Mirror Hall - a favourite gathering spot of the Catalan upper-middle classes and the British-styl private club, the Cercle dl Liceu, which houes one of the best Art Nouveau collections in Catalonia.
Approximately 50 minutes

Guided Tours
Go behind the scenes as an expert guide takes you through the Opera house's Renaissance-Style Lobby before exploring the incredible Auditorium, elegant Mirrow Hall and finally the multi-purpose Foyer.
Approximately 45 minutes

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Guided Tour - please check Liceu website for tour times
Prestige Tour - please check Liceu website for tour time

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Address:

La Rambla 51-59, 08002 Barcelona

Telephone:

0034 934 85 99 00

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