Despite its plain exterior, this 2,700-seat Belle Epoque opera house is opulent and extravagant inside. One of the world’s grand theaters, it was designed in 1861 to replace an earlier o destroyed by fire. Flames gutted the opera house again in 1994, but it was restored to its 19th-century glory. It’s also a great place to take in opera, dance, or a concert. The building has a modest cafe on the lower level where you can get an 11€ menu (appetizer, main course, and drink) from 1:30 to 4pm before one of the matinee performances at 3, 5, or 6pm. The Liceu also offers guided and self-guided tours of the public areas, and a limited number of guided tours of the stage and service areas.
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Les Rambles, 51–59
Our Rating Transportation Metro: Liceu Phone 93-485-99-13 or 93-485-99-00 Prices guided tour of public areas daily at 10am, 11.50€; nonguided tours daily 11:30am–1pm every 30 min., 5.50€; stage and service area tours selected weekdays at 9:15am, 13€ Web site Gran Teatre del Liceu Other 80-min
MapLes Rambles, 51–59 Barcelona
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