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Auditorio de San Francisco

Ávila, Spain

The Auditorio de San Francisco, originally built as a Monastery in 1315, has now been remodeled into the Municipal Auditorium, which hosts many musical events for Ávila. A beautiful stone building in the heart of the city commonly known as 'the city of stones', it truly reflects the cultural traditions of this beautiful area.

Santa Maria del Pi

Barcelona, Spain

Situated in the part of the city of Barcelona known as Barri Gotic, is located 14th century Gothic style church known as Santa Maria del Pi. The church is known for its large rose stained glass window, which is one of the largest in the world, it's Catalan Gothic Style which is essentially bare of any sculptures, and its robust buttresses that give it its characteristic appearance.

Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat

Barcelona, Spain

Built in 1993, this theater aims to provide residents and visitors a cultural experience and hopes to become one of Barcelona's unique cultural centers. Its auditorium can seat nearly 800 audience members and averages 50,000 visitors a year. The acoustical properties are enhanced with its specially designed acoustic hood, making this an optimal performance venue for your tour.

Palau de la Musica Catalan

Barcelona, Spain

This breathtaking concert hall was built in the early 1900s in the middle of Barcelona. Along with the stunning stained glass dome ceiling, the structure includes a number of statues and designs that stand as homages to specific musical works. The concert hall is the only hall in Europe to be lit during daylight hours solely by natural light. This UNESCO World Heritage Site seats approximately 2,200 people and has seen performances by various artists ranging from Strauss, Stravinsky, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and more!

Auditorio de San Lorenzo

El Escorial, Spain

This modern Auditorium built in the 2000's is considered to be one of the most beautiful auditoriums built in Spain. El Escorial is located half hour north of Madrid, between Madrid and Segovia and during the month of June/July celebrates its International Music Festival.

San Jerónimo el Real

Madrid, Spain

Located in central Madrid, San Jerónimo el Real, also known as Los Jerónimos, was built as a monastery in 1503 during the time of Queen Isabella I. For more than three centuries, the monastery was the site of the investiture of the Prince of Asturias, or the heir to the Spanish throne. The church was closed in 1836 during the War of Independence and subsequently used as the headquarters of the artillery. With such a vital history, it's no wonder why our groups seek to write their own chapters in the continuing tale of Los Jerónimos.

Basílica Pontificia San Miguel

Madrid, Spain

This Basilica represents the Vatican in Madrid as it is the Basilica Pontificia de San Miguel. Built in the late 1700's, it has amazing acoustics and is located behind the Plaza Mayor. The audience can hold over 400 people and the church has an historical organ located on the first floor at the church feet. It is consider among the best jewels of Spanish Baroque and is perfect for traveling choirs!

Catedral de Alcalá de Henares

Madrid, Spain

Alcalá de Henares, with a population over 120,00 people, has its own Cathedral and is home to one of the oldest universities in Spain. The Cathedral was built in the Renaissance period, in the times of Victoria and Cardinal Cisneros and its acoustics are unique. It has one of the best organs and it is located on top of the main altar with excellent visibility of the main altar. The Cathedral celebrates each year its annual International Organ Festival during September and October.

Auditorio Nacional de Madrid

Madrid, Spain

This symphonic hall was built in the early 80's and has over 2,300 seats and a reverb time of two second. The annual program starts in September and runs through May and is open to both visiting ensembles wishing to attend a performance or perform in the hall themselves!

Teatro Monumental de Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Teatro Monumental is home of the Radio Televisión Española Orchestra and the Banda Sinfonca Municipal de Madrid during autumn and Winter. Built in 1922 and located in Calle Atocha, it has been the main stage and home of many different ballet companies, theatre companies, shows and concerts. It has excellent acoustics and is suitable for bands, choirs or orchestras!

Catedral Vieja de Salamanca

Salamanca, Spain

This Romanesque church is home to an ancient, medieval spirit. Architecturally speaking, a defensive building, linked to the period of resettlement. The dome of the Old Cathedral is commonly known as the "Torre del Gallo" (Cockerel Tower) due to the weather vane in the shape of a cockerel on top.

Church of San Juan de los Caballeros

Segovia, Spain

The church of San Juan Caballeros is a Romanesque church from the XI century built on top of the medieval part of the city, in the Knights Quarter (Caballeros). It has been one of the most important venues in the city of Segovia for its music festival for many years. It's acoustics are incredible and has a capacity of 200 people!

Cathedral of Seville

Sevilla, Spain

Built to demonstrate Seville's wealth in the years after the Reconquista, the Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral today and third-largest church in the world. According to legend, the cathedral's builders had decided to build a church "so beautiful and so great that those who see it built will think [they] were mad." It may have taken hundreds of years to complete, but with 80 chapels, beautiful domes, and a stunning interior, performing here is sure to leave your group with memories of a lifetime.

Santo Tomé Church

Toledo, Spain

Originally built in the 12th century, Santo Tomé got a complete makeover two centuries later when the Lord of Orgaz provided the necessary funding. When he died in 1312, he left a great deal of his wealth for adornment and enlargement of the church. Today, it is home to El Greco's most famous painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz, which is a very popular sight in Toledo. This painting was commissioned for the church (the burial site of Orgaz) in 1586 to pay tribute to his instrumental donations.

Teatre Fortuny de Reus

Tarragona, Spain

The Fortuny opened its doors on 16 November 1882 with Gounod's opera Faust. The theater was built according to the tastes of the time abarrocats under the direction of the architect Francesc Blanc, and achieved an obvious role social, cultural and citizen with a broad national impact. Currently Fortuny offers a regular program from October to June, combining theater, music, opera and dance and offering cultural projection through exhibitions, promoting young artists and guided tours.