A walk through Catalan modernism

A walk through Catalan modernism

Modernism is a cultural movement that occurred in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Despite the fact that this cultural movement affects all manifestations of art and thought, it is in architecture and the plastic arts where it is shown with full meaning

In Catalonia it developed throughout the 1930s, between 1885 and 1920, and it has dimensions and a special personality that means that we can find manifestations throughout the Catalan geography and in very diverse buildings: factories, agricultural cooperatives, athenaeums, markets and homes.

The Catalan bourgeoisie is a fundamental sector of society to understand the development of this trend. She feels Catalan and is cultured and sensitive to art, that is why cases of patronage by the Catalan high bourgeoisie arise, an example is that of Count Güell with Antoni Gaudí. This bourgeoisie sees in this new architecture the way to satisfy their desire for modernization, to express their Catalan identity, and to demonstrate their wealth and distinction.

Among the more than a hundred architects who built Catalan modernist buildings, three stand out above all: Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Many of his works have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Following the work of Puig i Cadafalch along the coast

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Gaudí route in Reus

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The charm of the facades of Barcelona

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Gaudí's Modernism Route

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Route of Modernism in Barcelona

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Route of Modernism in Reus

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Barcelona, from tile to tile

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Gaudí and the Berguedà

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Itinerary Jujol in Sant Joan Despí

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The modernist triangle in the Maresme

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La Pedrera


Visit La Pedrera and you will enter the world of Antoni Gaudí.…

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Recinte Modernista Sant Pau


The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau was born in…

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Jardins Artigas

La Pobla de Lillet

The Artigas Gardens, designed at the beginning of the 20th century by…

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Casa Vicens


Casa Vicens, Gaudí's first house and which represents the architect's first relevant…

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Sagrada Família


Let yourself be impressed by the Sagrada Familia. Gaudí's modernist and still…

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Casa Batlló


Casa Batlló is one of Antoni Gaudí's most important works and his…

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Palau Güell


The Palau Güell is one of the most hidden gems of Antoni…

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