The so-called Catalan modernism has reached different facets of life in Barcelona, mainly because of art, sculpture, and especially architecture. Thanks to the highly valued and important Catalan architects, we have witnessed works that have lasted for centuries and have been transformed into true Barcelona city icons.
Among the names of these great modernist architects are: Enric Sagnier, Josep Maria Jujol, Elias Rogent, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Joan Rubió, and many others.
Among the centennial façades, the important examples of modernism, which can be found in Eixample, are the signatures of great Catalan architects and well-known names of the bourgeoisie of the city.
The most important concentration of modernist buildings in Barcelona is in an area called “cuadrado de oro”, or "quadrat d'Or", within the Eixample district.
Other areas with highly valued buildings in Barcelona
When we are mentioning architecture and Catalan modernism, it makes sense to talk about Atoni Gaudí. His impressive work has remained one of the most important symbols and icons of the city.
To mention just a few of his most important architectural works: Parque and Pacio Güell, Fachada de la Natividad and la cripta de la Basilia de la Sagrada Familia, la Casa Batlló, la Casa Vicens, and la Casa Milá.
Influence of Catalan Modernism
The Catalan modernist architecture has been extending its influence to other areas of Spain. This is the case with the architect Víctor Beltrí in Cartagena.
The other highly significant buildings