• L'Auditori Barcelona, Sala Pau Casals, © May/Zircus

  • Sala Oriol Martorell, © L'Auditori Barcelona

  • Sala Tete Montoliu, © L'Auditori Barcelona

  • L'Auditori Barcelona

Auditori de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

L'Auditori is a modern building of 42,000 square metres designed by the architect Rafael Moneo, opened on 22 March 1999, in Barcelona. It is in the centre of the new pole of urban development of Plaça de les Glories, which brings together the three widest and longest avenues in the city (Diagonal, Gran Via y Meridiana) near the old centre of the city, its ‘Avenue’, next to the National Theatre, Glòries junction, the opening of the Diagonal on to the sea, district 22 and the Forum area.

The building combines sober external modernity with Sala 1 Pau Casals for 2,200 spectators, Sala 2 Oriol Martorell, with 600 places and Sala 3 Tete Montoliu with 400 places. In the central access atrium, a monumental cubic glass light has been built in the shape of an impluvium, decorated with sketched paintings by Pablo Palazuelo. The acoustics of the halls has been carefully studied within the project by the specialised engineer Higini Arau.

In the same musical complex, there are the centres of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and Museu de la Música. This makes the Auditori a focus of musical life in the city in the different fields of divulgation, teaching and research.

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Auditori de Barcelona
C/ Lepant 150
08013 Barcelona
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Seating Information

Oriol Martorell, 598 Seats

Tete Montoliu, 376 Seats

Alicia de Larrocha, 152 Seats

Capella de Santa Agata, 500 Seats

Basilica de Sant Just i Sant Pastor, 500 Seats

Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi, 500 Seats

Sala Gran del Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, 500 Seats


Elevator: Yes
Handicap toilet: Yes
Parking site for buses: Yes
Air conditioned: Yes