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Barcelona Modernisme Pass


The architectural style of the historical period between 1890 and 1910 was marked around Europe by a whimsical recreation of nature, its structures and motifs applied to the decorative arts and buildings. A style known as Art Nouveau in France and the English speaking world, Liberty in Italy, Seccession in Austria and Jugendstil in Germany. In Barcelona those years are also the golden age of the Modernisme style when Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch were creating their masterpieces that still today inspire. The style is easily recognised today with its fluid lines, decorative surfaces, stained glass and crafts including stone, metal work, brick and wood.

The style however is not confined to just Barcelona, there are excellent examples dotted all around Catalonia, from Canet de Mar to Sitges, Terrassa to Mataró. Barcelona Turisme has now launched an official City Card that allows anyone interested in exploring more about this period to access a number of sites all around Catalonia within a 7 day period (starting from the first use). In Barcelona alone some of the buildings include Casa Amatller, Palau de la Música and Casa de les Punxes. Works not just by well known architects but lesser known ones who contributed to the emerging Eixample at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries.

  • Barcelona Modernisme Pass

    Can Domènec, vitral, Jordi Puig

  • Barcelona Modernisme Pass

    Casa Coll i Regàs, Josep Puig i Cadafalch

  • Casa Alegre de Sagrera, Puig i Cadafalch (Terrassa)