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Experience the beauty of ballet

Written by Christine

Ballet is one of the most beautiful forms of dance that has developed throughout the centuries and is known for its mix of artistry, athleticism, and elegance. Ballet tells a story through the use of music and body movement and is a part of most cultures around the world. There are many venues in Barcelona in which you can experience the magic and the beauty of ballet for yourself and learn more about the art that has captivated audiences for years.

Gran Teatre del Liceu

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The Gran Teatre del Liceu is the most iconic opera house in Barcelona, located smack-dab in the middle of La Rambla. This theater was built in 1837 and since then has housed many fine arts performances over the years including opera, symphonies, and ballet. Throughout the year the Liceu has hosted ballet companies from all across the globe to entertain and bring the joy to the citizens and visitors of Barcelona. Gran Teatre del Liceu is a gorgeous venue, one that you should visit during your holidays in Barcelona, so why not make it extra special and see it from the inside while watching a ballet performance? You can buy your  ticket directly at Liceu or online.

Address: La Rambla, 51-59

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El Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat

Not too far outside of Barcelona and easily accessible by public transportation is the town of Sant Cugat del Vallès where you can find El Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat. This is a performance hall for the fine arts where globally recognized ballet companies come to amaze audiences. El Teatre-Auditori is hosting ballet companies from the Netherlands and Uruguay in the upcoming months, so this is a great opportunity to see an international ballet company perform well-known classics. For tickets and more information, you can reach the auditorium by phone or online.

Address: Avinguda del Pla del Vinyet, 48, Sant Cugat del Vallès

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Teatre Auditori de Granollers

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Another venue that is just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Barcelona is the Teatre Auditori de Granollers. Ther you can take in classic ballet pieces like the Swan Lake or more modern and original performances by both local and international ballet companies. This theater is located in El Maresme which is on the R1 train line from Barcelona, so you will have no problem getting to Granollers for the ballet. This theater hosts a variety of fine arts events such as concerts, plays, and other dance performances.

Address: Carrer de Torras i Bages, 50, Granollers

About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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