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.

Modernism Route of summer break in Vallès Oriental

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Walk through the Noucentista chalets of Salou

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Following the work of Puig i Cadafalch along the coast

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Gaudí and Berguedà

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Barcelona, from tile to tile

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Modernism in Vilafranca del Penedès

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Route of Modernism in Reus

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Gaudí route in Reus

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Itinerary Jujol in Sant Joan Despí

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Gaudi's Modernist Route

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The charm of the facades of Barcelona

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Summer Modernism in the Ametlla del Vallès

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Modernism route: a look at the heritage of Gironella

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

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The modernist triangle in the Maresme

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Route of Modernism in Barcelona

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The Baix Llobregat, a trip through history

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Establishments

La Pedrera

Barcelona

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

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Palau Güell

Barcelona

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

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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

Barcelona

The Casa Vicens, Gaudí's first house and which is the architect's first…

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Casa Batlló

Barcelona

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

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Modernist Market Fair in Canet de Mar

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

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