Barcelona is synonymous with 'Modernisme' style of architecture and in particular is associated with the Modernisme movement’s greatest exponent, Antoni Gaudi. Modernisme, in Catalan means 'Modernism' and refers to the the Catalonia region’s cultivating of fin-de-siecle trends from the Art Nouveau that was popular in most parts of Europe. Modernism as a style is characterised by the predominance of curved lines, asymmetry, a dynamism of forms, the use of plant motifs, and the merging of the functional and the aesthetic.
Three Catalonia architects are particularly well known for their modernisme buildings:
- Antoni Gaudí
- Lluís Domènech i Montaner
- Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Unquestionably, Antoni Gaudí, is the most well-known of all Catalonia architects. Gaudi managed to go beyond mainstream Modernisme, by fusing modernism with traditional Catalan construction traditions. The result is some of the most awe inspiring buildings. Gaudi monuments are one of the key attractions of Barcelona. There are many guided tours which take you around most of Gaudi's famous monuments in Barcelona.
Domènech i Montaner
Domènech i Montaner's famous monuments include, Casa Lleó Morera, the Casa Fuster, Palau Montaner – and his most widely acclaimed buildings – The Palau de la Música and the Hospital de Sant Pau complex.
Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Josep Puig i Cadafalch is the architect behind modernista landmarks as the Casa Amatller, the Casa Martí, the Casa Terrades and the Casa Macaya.
UNESCO monuments in Barcelona
There are nine UNESCO world heritage monuments in and around Barcelona – more than in any other city in the world. Seven of nine listed below are creations of Antoni Gaudí.
List of UNESCO monuments in Barcelona
- Sagrada Familia
- Casa Mila
- Casa Batlló
- Palau Güell
- Casa Vicens
- Crypt of the church at the Colònia Güell
- Palau de la Música Catalana
- Hospital de Sant Pau i de la Santa Creu
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