The Palau de la Música Catalana was designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was constructed between 1905 and 1908 in the Sant Pere neighborhood as a home for a symphpnic choir called Orfeó Català. The building is designed around a central metal structure covered in stained glass, which uses natural light to highlight the ornate sculpture, mosaics and ironwork within. The sculpture on the facade pictured above was created by Miguel Blay y Fàbregas. The building was named a World Heritage Site in 1997. The guided tours offered by the Palau de la Música Catalana are a must for lovers of architecture and Catalan Art Nouveau.