A short distance from Museu Picasso is Palau Dalmases, a slightly off-the-beaten-path tourist destination than the former. This mansion on the affluent Carrer Montcada was the private residence of Paul Ignatius Dalmases and stood witness to the city's cultural and political growth since the 16th Century. Its Baroque architecture, Gothic chapel, vintage furnishings, paintings and art decor infuse an old-world charm. Still a gathering spot for artists and intellectuals, it is also a performing arts hub. Head to Espai Barroc at this venue for flamenco performances, opera nights and live music events. You could also rent the space to host your private events.