27/3/15

Thematic routes in Barcelona: modernist route

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Art, Barcelona

In the Paseo de Gràcia, between the Consell de Cent and Aragó Streets, is located what is commonly known as the “block of the discord”, where the modernism architects Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Antoni Gaudí built houses for the bourgeois families Lleó Morena, Amatller and Batlló respectively.

Where we find more examples of modernist buildings is in the Eixample district, but actually this architectonic style can be enjoyed in other parts of Barcelona; such as Ciutat Vella, where the incomparable Palau de la Música or the Parc de la Ciutadella are located. The modernist route fits in its tour:

  • House Amatller
  • House Bruno Cuadros
  • House Comalat
  • House Fuster
  • House Lleó Morera
  • House Martí – “Els 4 gats”
  • House Roviralta
  • House Sayrach
  • House Terrades – “Casa de les Punxes”
  • House Thomas
  • Cercle del Liceu
  • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
  • Modernist Museum of Barcelona
  • Palace Baró de Quadras
  • Palace de la Música Catalana
  • Palace Montaer

Without a doubt, Barcelona is the European city where the modernism has a bigger presence in the physiognomy and and personality of the city, what makes it unique. Even the Santa Creu I Sant Pau Hospital, one of the nine master pieces of Catalan modernism, has been declared World Heritage by Unesco. Omm Spa Barcelona encourages you to know a Barcelona with character through the modernist route.