What’s the first thought that comes to mind when someone says “Barcelona”? The beach, the tapas, or…the Sagrada Familia? Antoni Gaudí created this masterpiece during a time known as Catalan Modernism. Towards the end of the 19th century, Catalonia experienced a movement of cultural renewal. The middle class and industrialization were on the rise, both of which had an effect on architecture. But nature also came back into focus. Culture Trip explores seven of the most stunning modernist sites in Barcelona.
The ‘Palau de la Música‘ was also designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908. Its façade is dedicated to modernism; apart from the brick walls, some of the decorative elements include colorful mosaics, sculptures, ornate columns, and a parapet supported by glass. You want to see the inside? No problem! The concert house offers a broad program, including guitar music, flamenco dancing, and classical concerts. You can also take a tour instead of watching a performance. The tours are worthwhile, too, because the inside is artfully decorated and crowned with a delicate glass ceiling. The interior design incorporates images of muses, flowers, and the names of great composers such as Beethoven or Bach.