The Catalonian Art Nouveau or Jugendstil movement was called in the region Modernisme Català. The style was present in all art works done in the late 18th century and the beginning of the past one. It was most prominent in the field of architecture, being worldwide known the works done by Antoni Gaudi i Cornet.
Nevertheless, Gaudi wasn’t the only architect working in the era. Another prolific professional was Lluis Domènech i Montaner, whose most famous buildings are the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Palau de la Música Catalana, which are currently considered part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides these two examples, the are other notorious buildings authored by Lluis Domènech located in Barcelona which are worth mentioning: Editorial Montaner i Simón, Hotel Internacional, Castell dels Tres Dragons, Palau Ramón Montaner, Casa Thomas, Casa Lleó Morera, Fonda Espanya, refurbishment of Casa de l’Ardiaca, Casa Lamadrid and Casa Fuster.
Doménech work is influenced by diverse art movements. His modernism is characteristic due to the heavy use of ornamentation, with the use of, then unusual, iron, ceramics, stone and glass resulting in innovative combinations. Other elements recurrent in his buildings are mosaics, alabaster metal work (fireplaces and balustrades mainly) and the borrowing of Germanic, Gothic and Renaissance ideas.
For all foreign visitors enjoying a stay in Barcelona, it is highly recommended to learn more about Domènech’s buildings by touring around the city and looking up the amazing facades. Those with deep interest in architecture and culture will find this activity pretty entertaining and enriching.
Our company, ApartmentsBCN, has apartments located close to the culminant works of Domènech, both in the neighborhoods of Hospital de Sant Pau and Palau de la Música Catalana, the later being considered by experts as the maximum expression of Modernisme Català. These apartments are available for rental, fully furnitures and ready to use, we also offer competitive prices, all of this having placed us in a leading position in the apartment rental market for tourism.
In fact, we do not limit our catalogue to the most demanded districts, if you are looking to stay in another part of Barcelona, consult our database, we have places scattered all around the city with the interesting economic and quality conditions aforementioned. We are waiting for you!