Photographer's Note

Less known than the Calatrava structures but also very fine - Palau de la Musica. Designed by Jos Mara Garca de Paredes, winner of the National Architecture Award, and creator of other concert halls such as those of Madrid, Granada and Cuenca, the Palau de la Msica of Valencia was inaugurated on 25th April 1987. It is now considered one of the most important musical centres in Europe.

The transparency of its glass dome, flanked by the ten slender columns of its portico, like a double stave, seems to spill like a water cascade into the pool which the famous architect Riccardo Bofill designed facing the building.
The Palau lobby, with its orange trees growing inside as in a greenhouse, blends harmoniously with the privileged space that surround it, the garden of the river Turia.

Plcido Domingo after his first concert said: "The Palau is a Stradivarius. Since these early statements, the acoustics of the Valencians Auditorium have been unanimously praised by the musicians who have graced the stage
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