At the end of the 19th century the Eixample (enlargement), the central area of Barcelona, was laid out as a large grid with wide avenues. It was here that the emerging Catalan bourgeoisie had their mansions and small palaces built, putting into practice the most audacious principles of Modernism. Architects such as Gaudí, Doménech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch availed themselves of the services of master craftsmen to fill the streets of Barcelona with fantasy. The Park Güell, Palau Gúell and the Casa Milà “La Pedrera” by Gaudí, and the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital Sant Pau by Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The church of the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Lleó Morera, the Casa Amatller and the Casa Batlló are just some of the city’s Modernist gems.
Modernism & Sagrada Familia
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