The Modernist movement had an ideology that was not limited to aesthetic renewal: it was the expression of a desire for the modernisation and cultural resurgence of Catalonia, fed by the dynamism of its capital, Barcelona. This was why Modernism went beyond architecture.
From the 1860s, the construction of the Eixample gave Barcelona’s architects many professional openings which allowed for a new wave of expression and experimentation like never seen before. One of the most creative figures of this era was Antoni Gaudí.
Even if you don’t know anything about architecture or Gaudí, when you walk the streets of Barcelona you will intuitively be able to identify a Gaudí building, they are unmistakable!
That’s why we have listed our 6 favourite masterpieces from Gaudí which can be seen around Barcelona