Out of Barcelona, on the coast of Maresme, there’s an array of Modernist works designed by renowned architects. Here are some of them.
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A way to Siurana. Incredible Tarragona (I)
How to get to Siurana while seeing a Modernist jewel, immersing into the life of Joan Miró, having good lunch, and visiting a wine cathedral.
A route on Carrer de Girona, looking up Modernist designs
On this street, there are no less than five important names of Barcelona’s Modernist architecture. Besides this, a Modernist café and a Modernist bakery complete this stylish walk.
A rare collection. The Domènech i Montaner house-museum
In Canet de Mar, Domènech i Montaner decorated his summer residence and studio with various design pieces from his projects.
Perched on a limestone crag and overlooking scenic valleys and mountains, Siurana is a place that leaves no one indifferent. The landscape, the history and the legend blend here into something unique.
Mas Miró, a glimpse into Joan Miró’s life and work
For 65 summers, Joan Miró was a regular in the village of Mont-roig, which inspired the famous painting La Masía and the rest of his work. There, at the farmhouse that his family bought, he also received visits from his friends Ernest Hemingway, Alexander Calder or Josep Lluís Sert.
Parabolic wonders. The sanctuary of Montferri, a Modernist jewel
Some say it might be the other Sagrada Família, and not because of its dimensions. This sanctuary built in a small town of Tarragona is one of the most original pieces of Modernist architecture, and was finished 74 years after the first stone had been laid.
Parabolic wonders. The wine cathedral of El Pinell de Brai
No wonder they call it the wine cathedral. This cellar in Pinell de Brai, Terra Alta, is the work of architect Cèsar Martinell i Brunet, and was built between 1918 and 1922. The entire interior of the winery is divided by wide-span, roof-bearing parabolic arches, which make the entire space look indeed like a cathedral.
A Route of Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona
A tower, a park, and a restaurant – they all have in common the name of the architect, French-born Jean Nouvel. For contemporary architecture lovers, these are some destinations not to be missed.
Can Manyer, a Modernist puzzle
The entire first floor of this library in Vilassar de Dalt, one hour away from Barcelona, is a maze of tiles, spread on hundreds of square meters.