The Liceu Theatre was built on the former site of a Capuchin monastery, in order to house the Music Conservatory and to create a space where the high society of Barcelona could enjoy opera, which was very popular around this time.
The Liceo became an important symbol of the city.
The theatre was destroyed in a fire in 1994 and didn’t reopen until 1999. Its original appearance was restored and new, state-of-the-art stage technology was incorporated.
Today the theatre is one of the biggest in the world, with 2,292 seats distributed over five tiers. The opera, dance and music season runs from September to July and guided tours are available throughout the year.
Some interesting features of the Liceu include the Sala Gran, the Foyer, the Saló dels Miralls (Hall of Mirrors) and the Círculo del Liceo (a private club).
Address: La Rambla 51-59
Buses: 14, 59, 91
Metro: Liceu (L3)
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.