Talking about the Gran Teatre del Liceu means talking about culture, opera, and grandeur. Opened in 1847, it is the oldest theater in the city. However, it continues to shine just as brightly as the first day. Neither fires nor the conflicts that besieged the city during the convulsive nineteenth century could dull its splendor. Discover the secrets of this building, located close by la Rambla. During your stay at our boutique hotel Barcelona centre, you’ll have the chance to visit this and other jewels of the city.
Almost two centuries of tumultuous history
Less than two decades after the Gran Teatre del Liceu was opened, inspired by Italian theaters, there was an enormous fire. Both the auditorium (which had a capacity of 4,000 people) and the stage were burned. The repairs, completed in record time, caused the fire to be just a scare. However, a few years before the beginning of the twentieth century, a new shock cast its shadow over the theater. In this case, it was an attack that took the lives of 21 people. During the 20th century, the theater enjoyed a golden age until the 90’s, when there was another fire. The architects were inspired by the famous Teatro all Scala in Milan as they rebuilt the auditorium.