The Gran Teatre del Liceu (The Great Theater of the Academy) in Barcelona, known as El Liceu (in Catalan) is the oldest and most prestigious theater of Barcelona.

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La Rambla, Barcelona´s emblematic promenade, and the neuralgic center of the city, is where the Liceu is located. It has seen on its stage the best singers of the world and the most important plays; and it has also been a meeting point for Catalonian society.

In its beginnings (1837), the Liceu´s first name was the Liceo Filodramático Montesi, (Montesi Academy for Drama Lovers). It was created by a battalion of the National Militia, led by Manuel Gibert Sans, in the convent of the same name that was then in the vicinity of the Portal del Angel (Portal of the Angel). The purpose was to promote music education and performance of operas acted by students.

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Unlike other European cities, where the royals were in charge of the construction and maintenance of the opera, in Barcelona the Liceu had to be built using contributions from individuals. During its first thirty years, there was a rivalry with the nearby the Teatro Principal (Principal Theater).

The theaters in Barcelona are numerous, and they have all kinds of shows. You can find guides that contain over a hundred. Also, the Barcelona nights are livened up by a number of shows among which you can find Flamenco Nights and Córdoba Tablaos, as well as typical Andalusian food and flamenco shows.

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The Catalonian Capital has innumerable places for lodging, such as apartments in Barcelona, in which reservations can be made per day, per week, or per month. You can find accommodation in Barcelona for attractive prices, to stay with your friends and family as if you were at home.

Showtimes for Barcelona are so many that you won´t have any problem choosing and buying theater tickets in Barcelona, or other, similar nights out like local festivals and international events, exhibitions, concerts, fashion shows, etc.

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