|Subject: Re: Madrid + Barcelona|
While in Barcelona I highly recommend a visit to the Palau de Musica. This concert hall was built in the Moderniste style employed by Gaudi although not by Gaudi himself. It was built as an exposition space for the performance of Catalan music. A wonderful piece of architecture. Overshadowed by many of the other prominent architectural works in this city it could easily be skipped. But don't. I'd recommend taking the 11:00am tour followed by lunch at a wonderful restaurant called La Sopeta Una located in the pedestrian zone (Verdaguer i Callis 6) just to the south of the Palau de la Música Catalunya.
I envy you your visit to Barcelona. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
John Rule San Diego, CA