23/5/16

Domènech i Montaner Route: Modernism in Barcelona

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Art, Barcelona

You can decide how to make this route, but there are a few steps that you can’t skip. From your five star hotel in Barcelona, we propose some buildings that represent modernism, all of them by Domènech i Montaner.

The Modernism that you can’t miss

Palau de la Música Catalana: One of the best known buildings of Catalan modernism by the architect. It’s an auditory built between 1905 and 1908 and requested by the Orfeó Català that has one of the world’s most spectacular concert halls, where great concerts take place up to this date. Its particular sonority and architectonic beauty make it to be chosen to host big and well known plays. It was named UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

Lleó i Morera House: Requested to be made by the Lleó i Morera family in 1905, it’s characterized by a totally different aesthetic from the rest of the emblematic buildings in the area, such as the well-known Milá House and Batlló House by Gaudí. To make it possible, Domènech i Montaner had the help of big artists like the sculptors Eusebi Arnau and Alfons Jujol and the glassmakers Rogalt and Granell , what makes this building a unique piece. Its interior cannot be visited, although some of the original furniture is now in the Catalonia National Art Museum.

Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital: Popularly known as Sant Pau Hospital, it’s one of the most important modernistic complex. It’s formed by the central building and some others surrounding it and characterized by the mixed styles. Its construction began in 1902 and was born from an important Catalan banker will, who asked that his heritage was put into building a hospital with the last technological, architectonic and medical innovations. Nowadays it’s not used for medical purposes anymore, but it is still used with other meanings. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

During your stay in our five star hotel in Barcelona, you could take advantage and enjoy the architectonic treasures that it holds. Reserve your room in Hotel Omm and discover modernism in its full potential.