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Gran Teatre del Liceu tickets and tour

Based on 10 reviews
Availability: Monday to Friday
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic, German, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Japanese
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  • A unique cultural facility in Barcelona
  • A five-tier auditorium with 2,292 seats
  • One of the world's biggest opera houses
  • The major opera and ballet productions and symphony concerts
What to expect

A former convent and theatre, the Liceu hasn't always resembled the opera house you see today. Its history is full of ups and downs and mysteries that make this cultural icon a key venue which we invite you to discover on a guided tour of the building.

You'll walk through its most representative areas, starting with the historic lobby, in the eclectic Catalan Renaixement style. From there, you'll continue to the auditorium, an exact replica of the impressive horseshoe-shaped hall designed by the architect Miquel Garriga i Roca in 1847. You'll go up to the Hall of Mirrors, an imposing room with a ceiling decorated with allegorical paintings and texts referring to art and music. You'll discover the new foyer, the area where people used to relax during the interval and currently a multi-purpose room which hosts small-scale performances.


  • Guided tour + Cercle del Liceu: Duration 50 minutes, in English or Spanish. With this option you can also visit the Cercle del Liceu, a private club and one of the most important examples of Catalan and Spanish art nouveau.
  • Express tour with audioguide: Duration 45 minutes.
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What's included
  • Ticket
  • Guided tour (only if chosen)
  • Audioguide (optional for the guided tour)
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  • Children 7-16 years old
  • Senior +65 years old

Carrer de la Unió, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Meeting point:

La Rambla 51-59. Metro: L3, Liceu stop. Bus: 14, 59 and 91

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  • Audio guide available in: English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian
  • For technical reasons or when rehearsals are in progress, the main auditorium or other areas may be closed to the public
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  • Guided Tour + Cercle del Liceu: Monday to Friday at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm
  • Express Tour: Monday to Friday, every hour from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. Saturday and Sunday, every hour from 9.30am to 6.00pm
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time
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