The Great Theater of the Lyceum in Barcelona build on 1847, known as “Liceu” (in Catalan), is the oldest and most prestigious theater in Barcelona, especially as an opera house, which it is considered one of the most important in the world.
Located on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, it has been the scene since 1847 of the most
prestigious works performed by the best singers in the world.
For almost two centuries, it has been a symbol and meeting place of Catalan power, nobility and bourgeoisie. While fans of less social classes shared their passion for opera on the 4th floors and 5th (called “Chicken run”), that had an independent entrance by the street of Sant Pau.
The Lyceum suffered two fires throughout its history, which totally destroyed it. The first in 1861, which completely destroyed the room and the stage. And the second fire in 1994, after which, it was rebuilt respecting its original decoration and style.
“The Great Theater of the Lyceum does not need presentation, the great operas he hosts speak for themselves.”