The Palace Dalmases is a stunning Gothic structure dating back to the 14th century. It hails from the cathedral hierarchy, reflecting influences from the Church and the noble families of Barcelona who owned it at various points in history. Despite witnessing bombings, being besieged, and experiencing an ever-changing political landscape, the structure stands thanks to rebuilding efforts from Pau Dalmases Castells and his descendants.

Till the early 2000s, the venue hosted important cultural groups like the Academy of Desconfiats (Academy of the Distrustful), the Institute of Catalan Studies, and the Òmnium Cultural. It has since shifted to being a hub for sociocultural events, hosting everything from private parties and corporate dinners to cultural shows like flamenco, including the Palau Dalmases Flamenco Show.

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About The Palace Dalmases Barcelona

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  • The Palace Dalmases is a wonderfully imposing venue, but it hosts its flamenco shows in a more intimate setting called the Palace Room.
  • The Palace Room was originally a stable. It was refurbished to host flamenco shows but retains its old sections and stone walls.
  • The space can host a maximum of 50 patrons at a time across three seating tiers: the Back Row, Middle Row, and Front Row (VIP) sections.
  • The rear and middle row seats are affordably priced and offer decent views, while the more expensive front rows offer an immersive experience. Since the venue isn't raked, all rows are on the same level, and rear seats won't always have unobstructed views.
  • The front-most row of each section offers the best legroom.

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  • Address: C/ de Montcada, 20, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Bus: The nearest stop is Princesa - Montcada which services line 120. Lines 47, A2, H14, V13, V15, V17, and V19 also stop within walking distance of the venue.
  • Metro: The nearest station is Jaume I which services line L4.
  • Car: The older city quarters are often in cramped areas not recommended for larger vehicles. If you choose to drive, the nearest parking garages are Parking PARKIA El Born. CCM Barcelona, Parking Blue Land Laietana Princesa, and Laietana Princesa. Patrons might also consider a hired taxi or similar service to avoid delays entering.
  • Recommended mode of transport: The subway is the quickest, most hassle-free way to reach the venue but the bus stops closer to the entrance.

Frequently asked questions about Palace Dalmases

How old is the Palace Dalmases in Barcelona?

The venue is several centuries old, but only started functioning as an event venue after the year 2000.

When was the Palace Dalmases built?

The original structure was built before the 14th century and rebuilt after the 17th century.

What is the Palace Dalmases named after?

The venue was named for the Dalmases family. It was first sold to Pau Dalmases Castells, an important figure in the local community whose family represented the true "Catalan dream." The family began as farm workers, before becoming merchants (like Castells's father). Castells' son, Pau Ignasi Dalmases, who contributed to the structure's refurbishment and maintenance, would become a notable intellectual figure as a historian, scholar, and chronicler, and was bestowed the titles Marquis and Knight. As an archivist of the Academy of the Distrustful, he helped chronicle Catalan culture and preserve it despite many wars and sieges. The Dalmases family continued to inhabit and renovate the structure for decades.

What is the address of the Palace Dalmases?

C/ de Montcada, 20, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

How do I reach the Palace Dalmases?

The subway or bus will get you within walking distance of the venue.

Who owns Palace Dalmases?

The venue is owned by descendants of the Dalmases family.

How many seats are in the Palace Dalmases?

The flamenco venue has a capacity of about 50.

Are children allowed at the Palace Dalmases?

Patrons of all ages are welcome. Tickets for children and infants are offered at different rates.

Does Palace Dalmases have an elevator?

The venue has no elevators.

What shows have played at the Palace Dalmases?

The venue was previously a home before its use for meetings of cultural institutions and corporate events. The ground floor was later converted into a wine and cocktail bar and the Palace Room on the main floor was reworked into a flamenco venue.

Has the Gran Gala Flamenco Show always played at the Palace Dalmases?

The Gran Gala Flamenco Show has staged productions for nearly two decades in Barcelona. It has played across the city's most prominent venues for its entire run.

How long is the Palace Dalmases Flamenco Show?

The flamenco show at this venue runs for about 1 hour.

What are the best seats in Palace Dalmases?

The seats in the front rows offer the most immersive experience. It gets you close enough to the performance to see all parts of it.

What should I wear to Palace Dalmases?

There is no dress code at this venue but smart casuals and formals are preferred.

How much do Palace Dalmases tickets cost?

Prices vary from show to show. Tickets to the Palau Dalmases Flamenco Show start at €30.

Does Palace Dalmases have food?

The venue serves a limited menu of snacks, drinks, and refreshments at its ground-floor bar. It also offers some services during shows for an additional cost.

Are there any other dining options available near the Palace Dalmases?

Plenty! If you'd like to experience authentic local cuisine, try Tantarantana, Carballeira, or Cátedra. For something unique, try the experimental GUZZO. The area is also full of non-local cuisine-based restaurants, like Mehman Khanna, for patrons who are looking for something else.

What are some attractions or things to do near the Palace Dalmases?

The venue is on a historic street, Montcada, where several noble families of Barcelona built their homes. The area would develop over time as a hub of Catalan culture. It includes sights like the Palace of Music, the Picasso Museum, the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, and several other historic buildings, museums, and public spaces. Every corner has something to marvel at.