Modernism is a cultural movement that had its heyday between the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. It incorporated the most restarted trends in literature, theater, architecture, fine arts and decoration. As a style, it is characterized by the predominance of curved lines, asymmetry, the use of plant motifs and the fusion of the functional and the aesthetic. The movement received distinct names in different countries. You can find examples of modernism in Barcelona in lots of spots and hidden buildings as it was one of the most important artistic periods for the city.
In Catalonia, the Eixample district of Barcelona became the most important focus of modernism. In the field of architecture, the most important figures were Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí is the most emblematic architect of the city and Barcelona would not be the same without his contribution. Its buildings are masterpieces that need to be admired.
– Preparation of the itinerary
– Guided tours with an architect
– 1 night in hotel 4* with breakfast
– 2 meals
– Private bus according to program
– Entrance ticket
– Flight management
– Combine with other programs
Main visits in the Eixample:
– Casa de les Punxes by Puig i Cadafalch, Casa Milà / La Pedrera by Gaudí and “Illa de la Discordia”:
– Casa Batlló, Gaudí.
– Casa Amatller, Puig i Cadafalch.
– Casa Lleó-Morera, Domènech i Montaner
Next, visit the Fundació Tapies and Palau de la Música Catalana (Lluís Domènech i Montaner). To finish the day we will visit the interior of the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished masterpiece by Gaudí.
Optional visit: extension of the Hospital de Sant Pau by Domènech i Montaner.
Transfer to Park Güell. Visit the Tower Bellesguard, also by Gaudí, located at the foot of Tibidabo. In the afternoon, excursion to Colonia Güell (Crypt by Gaudí), the largest industrial colony of Catalonia that is still active after more than 120 years.
End of the visits “Barcelona: Modernism and Gaudí”.
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