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Barcelona Opera House or Gran Teatre del Liceu, a must see venue for music lovers

The Liceu Opera House, also known as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, is one of the most important opera houses in Europe and is located in the heart of Barcelona.

It was founded in 1847 and has been a cultural landmark in the city ever since. The theater was considered one of the leading opera houses in Europe, and was known for its world-class performances and beautiful architecture.

The Liceu Opera House was originally built to serve the city's growing community of wealthy and culturally sophisticated residents, and it quickly became a center for music and theater in Barcelona. Over the years, it has played host to some of the world's greatest opera singers and performers, and has hosted productions of some of the most famous operas and ballets in the repertoire.

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Burned and reconstructed more than one time

Liceu Opera House suffered a bombing attack on 1893, and resulted in the death of 20 people and injury of more than 100 others. The bombing was carried out by a group of anarchists, and was part of a larger wave of violence and unrest that was taking place in the city at the time. The attack shocked the people of Barcelona and led to increased security measures at the Liceu and other public buildings.