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.

Route of Modernism in Barcelona

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Modernism route: a look at the heritage of Gironella

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The charm of the facades of Barcelona

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The Baix Llobregat, a trip through history

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Summer Modernism in the Ametlla del Vallès

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Getting into the Terra Alta

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Gaudi's Modernist Route

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Following the work of Puig i Cadafalch along the coast

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The modernist triangle in the Maresme

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Gaudí route in Reus

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Walk through the Noucentista chalets of Salou

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Modernism in Vilafranca del Penedès

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Itinerary Jujol in Sant Joan Despí

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Gaudí and Berguedà

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Route of Modernism in Reus

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Establishments

Palau Güell

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

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Casa Batlló

Barcelona

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

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La Pedrera

Barcelona

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

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