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Featuring an air of striking regality that can be attributed to its historic dull rose facade, the Gran Teatre del Liceu is a longstanding symbol of Barcelona's prized culture. Perhaps the most important theater in Barcelona, the Gran Teatre del Liceu was built in 1847 as a venue for opera performances. The original building showcased a modern aesthetic designed by architects Miquel Garriga i Roca and Josep Oriol Mestres, and while the theater was rebuilt after a fire in 1994, a handful of cherished artifacts from the first structure remain. The main façade, the Hall of Mirrors, and staircase notably represent the historic Gran Teatre del Liceu as it was originally conceived. As important as ever, the new theater stays true to its roots by staging an exciting program of operas, concerts, and ballets performed by some of the most reputable companies in the world. It even houses a symphony orchestra and choir that perform throughout the year. With 2,292 seats, the Gran Teatre del Liceu is certainly grand, and it has one of the largest opera auditoriums in Europe.
The color red dominates the interior of Los Tarantos, paying a humble tribute to the attires of the Flamenco dancers who have graced the stage of this institution since 1963. One of the longest-established and most prestigious flamenco club in town, Los Tarantos has hosted performances by some of the country's most famous singers and bailaores (flamenco dancers), including Antonio Gades, Manzanita and Fosforito. This is a great place to experience the rich Spanish culture at its best with well crafted drinks keeping patrons in high spirits. The club, albeit intimate, can seat smaller groups with ease; it has impressive acoustics and one can enjoy the show without any hindrance from its every corner.
Barcelona with the students and the tourists has scores of nightclubs, pubs and bars that rock the night life. Harlem Jazz Club is one such place that attracts one and all. The locals frequent this place to enjoy the melange of music. Be it professional or an amateur, the crowd enthusiastically cheers the artists. Jazz, funk and blues groups, the variety of the genres of music played here is amazing. Though a very modest club, the extra-ordinary performances rock the house.
The site that is an address to the El Born Centre Cultural today used to be home to the famous El Born market. When the market fell into dilapidation, the local authorities expressed their desire to renovate the space into a library. As the construction work for the proposed library began, excavations revealed archaeological wonders beneath the market. Some of these ruins were as old as the 14th Century and further research suggested that these were infact remains of a city that existed here in the 17th Century. The ruins were then carefully preserved and an impressive center was built around it in 2013. This is a fantastic location for several local and private events and is also a must-visit for historians and architecture aficionados.
Luz de Gas has a nostalgic charm to it with its dazzling chandeliers, mesmerizing stage and vintage-esque furniture. Its entertainment schedule features the likes of blues, jazz, pop, rock and disco as well as comedy nights, theater productions, poetry recitals and live concerts. This eclectic range of genres make it the performing arts venue of choice for international musicians and music lovers alike.
Teatre Grec with the semi-circular structure reminds you of typical Greek theaters. Large number of people can be accommodated and the perfect acoustics ensure that the sound quality is excellent. Built in 1929, it was planned and structured by architect Ramon Reventós. Mostly connoisseurs of performing arts gather here to enjoy various festivals. Festival Grec de Barcelona that celebrates the rich Spanish culture is held at this theater.
Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899 is a popular tennis club in Barcelona. This space comprises of a large number of clay courts, a stadium court with a seating capacity of over 7000 and a show court. This club has hosted many prestigious tournaments including the Open Godó tournament and the Davis Cup. Apart from these sports events, this place also provides rental space for cultural activities and social parties.