A look at the lesser known works of Modernism
Barcelona is well known for the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and the Pedrera, but Catalan Modernism is so much more than just these. With the Barcelona Pass Modernista travel card, you will discover genuine gems of Modernism that are less known to the general public for you to gain a much more in-depth knowledge of this groundbreaking cultural movement of the 19th century.
Barcelona played host to the Universal Exhibition in 1888 and its new district, known as the Eixample, which was built according to Cerdà’s urban plan, became the ideal place to plan Modernist buildings such as Casa Felip. These houses were commissioned by the new bourgeoisie who began moving into the right hand side of the Eixample to be close to the textile factories they owned and ran. The area soon became known as the textile gold district.
Puig i Cadafalch remodeled the Palau Baró de Quadras between 1902 and 1906, which was one the first houses to be constructed on Barcelona’s Diagonal Avenue. Another example of his work is the Casa de les Punxes, the only Modernist building in the city that has three main entrances on three different facades.
La Casa Vicens was the first of Gaudí’s major works in which he used nature as a criterion to inspire his architecture. And the Cau Ferrat Museum in Sitges (Garraf), the home and studio of the artist Santiago Rusiñol, an icon of Modernism, brings together some examples of his plastic art along with other works by Ramon Casas, Picasso, El Greco and other artists.
But the route by no means finishes here. Come and enjoy the Modernist route through Barcelona and its nearby towns.
Barcelona: Biblioteca Arús, Casa Amatller, Casa de les Punxes, Casa Felip, Casa Rocamora, Casa Vicens, Palau de la Música Catalana, Palau Baró de Quadres, Palauet Casades and Sant Pau Recinte Modernista.
Canet: Casa Museu Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Mataró: Casa Coll i Regàs.
Sitges: Museu del Cau Ferrat and Museu de Maricel.
Terrassa: Museu de la ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya – mNACTEC and Casa Alegre de Sagrera.
Length: 7 days from the first time you use it.
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