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Modernism that goes by the name of Güell

There are quite a few famous modernist works that bear the last name ‘Güell,’ and two of the very best, Park Güell and Palau Güell, are located right here in Barcelona. The Güells, one of the most illustrious families of the Catalan bourgeoisie, commissioned architect Antoni Gaudí to design these and many other works, a […]

Panot, a symbol of Barcelona

Inside the foyer of Casa Ametller, in Passeig de Gràcia, the ground is covered by tiles designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Its pattern, a flower with four petals, is reminiscent of the flower-shaped panot typically seen in Barcelona. However, according to the industrial designer, master in Urban Design and author of the […]

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Modernista: Palau Mornau

Palau Mornau, a 15th century building on C/ Ample that was redesigned at the start of the 20th century by the Modernista architect Manuel Raspall, reopened in 2012 as the Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum of Barcelona. It was totally refurbished and you can now visit the building for the first time on the Modernisme […]

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Barcelona’s ‘Modernisme’ is part of World Heritage!

Since 1984, a total of 9 architectural works in Barcelona, 7 by Gaudí, have been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) approved the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Since then, 9 Barcelona buildings have been included in the […]

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Casa Lleó i Morera: A Tour through Modernism

The Modernist building Casa Lleó i Morera in the Barcelona city center is an excellent showcase of modernism. On top of its remarkable architecture, the building’s interior houses a rich and diverse display of the different artistic mediums popular in the early 20th century. The structure, conceived by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, opened its doors […]

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A medicine route in Barcelona

In 1401, the first stone was laid in the a work intended to bring together all the city’s hospitals. The new site was in the heart of the Raval, within the city walls, though the population here was low at the time. This is one of the most important points on the route “El Raval, […]

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The privilege of living in La Pedrera

Carmen Burgos has lived on the second floor of Casa Milà, popularly known as  La Pedrera, for 55 years. La Pedrera is a Modernista (Art Nouveau) site built by the architect Antoni Gaudí in 1906-1912 and catalogued as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1984. Having lived in several different places in Catalonia, in 1960, Carmen […]

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The Heritage of Barcelona’s doors

The Modernista era marked the highpoint for this essential, familiar element, during which it became a unique and distinctive feature. Barcelona has a truly important Modernista heritage that can be seen in many of its urban-planning elements. These include the entrance doors to several of its buildings. Each was made to measure and to suit […]

Modernista Route in Barcelona

Barcelona is a modernist city with one of the most famous modernist route. The style emerged in all its glory at the end of the 19th century to reveal itself in hundreds of extremely beautiful buildings which line the way: Casa Ametller, Casa Lleo I Morera, etc. Let yourself be captivated once again by these […]

Casa Lleó i Morera: Express Tours

Casa Lleó i Morera: Express Tours

Casa Lleó i Morera is a modernist building, made by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, located on Passeig de Gràcia 35, Barcelona, in the heart of the city. The work, which ended in 1905, is one of the three buildings made by the great architectsof the Catalalan Modernism, which are part of the famed […]