As you know, Barcelona It is one of the best known and most visited cities on the planet, something that is not surprising if we consider that in it we can find sea, mountains, a lot of leisure, a wide cultural offer and, of course, an important historical and cultural heritage.
There is no doubt that modernism, a cultural movement that emerged in the late nineteenth century and that had a special impact on Barcelona, is one of the elements that define the Catalan capital. In fact, some of the 116 modernist buildings that still survive have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What we want to do today in Hard Hobbit To Break is to take a tour of the main modernist jewels in the city. Do you want to join us?
How could it be otherwise, we will start by talking about the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, the best known work of the genius Antoni Gaudí. The most curious thing about this temple is that, although it began to be built in 1882, it is estimated that it will not be finished until 2026. Even so, there are many tourists that visit it every day, being the most visited monument in Barcelona.
Another work by Gaudí that could not be missing from this list is the Park Güell, which is located in the upper area of Barcelona. That is why, from this wonderful corner you can see some beautiful views from the city. The entire park, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, is surrounded by modernist works and a green environment.
Also the work of Gaudí, Casa Batlló is one of the main modernist buildings in the city. It is located in Paseo de Gracia, one of the most important streets of Barcelona and surprises, above all, for its facade, which appears to be made of skulls and bones. Of course, its interior is also not wasted.
Again, we have to talk about Gaudí. And it is that La Casa Milà, also known as The stone, it is his work. Of course, it has also been declared a World Heritage Site. Today the building is used as a cultural center, where different activities are organized, in addition to serving as a museum space
Palau de la Música
We also have to tell you about the Palau de la Música, one of the main halls of concerts of the planet. Designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as the headquarters of the Orfeó Català, it is a true gem of modernism. And yes, it has also been declared a World Heritage Site.
The Casa Vicens, which is located in the Gràcia neighborhood, could not be missing from this list, standing out above all the other buildings. It is considered to be Gaudí's first important work. The building stands out above all the tiles white and green, which take on a major role in contrast to the red brick and stone structure. Casa Vicens is a private building, although it appears that it will soon be open to the public.
Sant Pau Hospital
We continue our tour of the modernist jewels of Barcelona with the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, which is the largest collection of this style in the world. It is considered the most important work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Without a doubt, it is a place to visit forced for all architecture lovers.
Lleó Morera House
Finally, we want to talk about the Casa Lleó Morera, another Domènech i Montaner building. It is located in Paseo de Gracia and many consider the construction as a scale Palau de la Música family.
Modernist Jewl | Bcn Advisors (Luxury Property Barcelona) | BCN1216 (October 2021)
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