Tag Archives: modernisme

Inside La Sagrada Familia

We learned a lot about about Antoni Gaudi during our first six days in Barcelona last Fall. We saw the lamppost he designed for the Placa Reial on our walk down La Rambla. We walked past two of his majestic … Continue reading

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Gaudi and Modernisme: The Walls and Windows of Gaudi’s Crypt

The Modernisme movement in art and architecture reached its zenith during the period from 1888 when Barcelona held its first world fair until 1911 with the death of the poet Joan Maragall. During this period Antoni Gaudi spent most of … Continue reading

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Our Walk through Barcelona’s Eixample District, Part Two

It was fifty years after Ildefons Cerda laid our his 520-block grid for the new Eixample district and the rich people of Barcelona decided to build their mansions on Passeig de Gracia, once a lonely road that ran from the … Continue reading

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