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 Reus

The best place to start the tour is the iconic and busy Market Square. It is here that we find the Renaissance town hall, a lot of terraces where do the vermouth,…

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Itinerary Jujol in Sant Joan Despí

Can Negre (1915-1930) Catalonia Square, s / n. Although it is not a new building of the architect, it has become one of the Jujolian symbols par excellence of Sant…

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Summer Modernism in the Ametlla del Vallès

Can Millet de Baix Located between the road of Puiggraciós s / n, date of 1908. Can Xammar, old masía of the XIV century, was bought in 1907 by Joan…

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The charm of the facades of Barcelona

Forgetting the Palazzo del Cinema Let us place ourselves: Via Laietana, 53. There remains one of the charm of the city. We speak of the first cinema in town featuring…

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The modernist triangle in the Maresme

Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Montaner are three of the great exponents of Modernism in Catalonia. This guided tour allows you to explore his…

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Gaudí route in Reus

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a descendant of Francesc Gaudí, natural of Riudoms, finished learning his trade in Reus, where…

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The cities of the dead, the most unique cemeteries in Catalonia

Olius Cemetery Near the church of Olius, in the Solsonès, we find one of the most unique cemeteries in Catalonia, built in 1916 following the modernist style.…

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Route of Modernism in Barcelona

The origins The Barcelona of the Industrial Revolution, suffocated inside the walls, saw these need to be collapsed and the city could grow in an area where before…

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Modernism Route of summer break in Vallès Oriental

Granollers, modern commercial city The capital of Vallès Oriental, Granollers , has been characterized throughout history, being a commercial city. But it…

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Gaudi's Modernist Route

Antoni Gaudí, the great teacher Born in Reus in 1852 and died accidentally hit by a tram in Barcelona in 1926, Gaudí studied architecture in this…

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Getting into the Terra Alta

The Battle of the Ebro (1938) It is impossible to visit these lands without remembering the Spanish Civil War, unfortunately for them there was the bloodiest battle…

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Modernism in Vilafranca del Penedès

A historical note Phylloxera was a turning point for Catalan agriculture. A small American insect 1mm long swept through the Catalan vineyards, as it had been doing…

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Gaudí and Berguedà

History No one can understand the existence of the work of Gaudi in some places as inhospitable as prepirineo lands are only in relation to industrial development…

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The Baix Llobregat, a trip through history

The region The Baix Llobregat region bordering the coast, is located south of Barcelona and is known to be one of the most important industrial engines Catalonia…

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Following the work of Puig i Cadafalch along the coast

The legacy of Puig in Lloret de Mar and El Maresme We propose to start the route in the town on the Costa Brava in Lloret de Mar . Specifically, we will go to the…

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Barcelona, from tile to tile

Island of Discord Sebastian began his visit to the Island of Discord (or Apple of Discord), a stretch of the Paseo de Gracia, in the Eixample district of Barcelona,…

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Establishments

La Pedrera

Barcelona

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

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Casa Batlló

Barcelona

Casa Batlló is one of the most important works of Antoni Gaudí…

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Museu-Arxiu Municipal de Calella Josep M. Codina i Bagué

Calella

The Museum-archive takes us into the factory activities of the 18th, 19th…

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Palau Güell

Barcelona

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

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Guided tours of modernist architecture in Vic

Vic

With the arrival of autumn Vic opens the doors to discover the modernist architecture that hides the city. You have the whole month of October to enjoy!

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Feast of Modernism in Santa Coloma de Cervelló

Santa Coloma de Cervelló

The Colonia Güell and the Cripta Gaudí celebrate the Fair of Modernism. The Festivals of Modernism recreate certain elements of the life of Colonia…

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Modernist Party of Colonia Güell

Santa Coloma de Cervelló

The Festival of Modernism of Colonia Güell is a theatrical recreation on the street of scenes from the daily life of the colony a hundred years ago. This recreation…

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Modernist Fair of Barcelona

Barcelona

Organized by the City Council of Barcelona and Cor Eixample, the fair aims to promote the modernist heritage with a decline in time, until the end of s. XIX and…

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Cycle Music in the cool solfear in Cassà de la Selva

Cassà de la Selva

Solfear is a cycle of live music in the open air that takes place on summer Thursdays in the patio of the Can Trinxeria modernist house in Cassà de la Selva.…

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Visit Los Güell on the Rambla. Four connected palaces

Barcelona

The Güell family lived in different buildings located around the Rambla. The guided tour "Los Güell en la Rambla, four connected palaces" starts at the…

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Modernist Festival of the Roser de Mayo in Cerdanyola del Vallès

Cerdanyola del Vallès

When the Festival of the Roser de Mayo arrives , the center of Cerdanyola del Vallés recovers one of its hallmarks and for a few days this town smells of…

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Family visits at the Palau Güell

Barcelona

The Palau Güell brings you two different proposals for families with children from 5 to 12 years. Dynamic visit: Gaudí's secret documents We propose…

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The nights of Palau Güell

Barcelona

Enjoy the summer nights on the first roof where the architect Antoni Gaudí conceived the chimneys as architectural sculptures. Before the concert, visitors…

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Modernist Day in the Ametlla del Vallès

L'Ametlla del Vallès

Go back in time and discover modernism in the Modernist Day of Ametlla del Vallès. You can visit the main modernist buildings of the city such as the house…

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Modernist Market Fair in Canet de Mar

Canet de Mar

The Modernist Market Fair, is a project that was born in 2008 with a double objective: to make known Canet de Mar as a municipality of tourist and cultural interest,…

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Modernist Days in La Garriga

La Garriga

Technical and popular days of diffusion of the different aspects of modernism in La Garriga. The main events are: conferences, workshops, guided theme visits and…

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Modernist day in Cardedeu

Cardedeu

One more year, the MATBC will remember the end of the summer in the Modernista in Cardedeu.  We propose two days full of activities, theater, music, games…

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Modernist Fair of Terrassa

Terrassa

We have another edition of the Modernist Fair of Terrassa here A surprising trip to the past to reproduce the modernist splendor of the city of the late nineteenth…

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Inauguration of the Modernist Fair of Terrassa

Terrassa

The Fair of Modernist of Terrassa opens its doors at the inauguration We illuminate modernism! We will discover the magic of the beginnings of cinema: We illuminate…

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Modernist visits Mataró

Mataró

Mataró organizes guided tours to learn more about Catalan modernism. You can enjoy the visits also English and French.

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Modernist route of Gelida

Gelida

The Interpretation Center of the Castle of Gelida offers the last Sunday of every month the Modernist Route in Gelida. Through this route, visitors will know the…

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