Modernist route in Barcelona

  • Casa Milà House

The modernist architects of Catalonia designed several of the buildings in the centre of Barcelona, in the Eixample district. Puig i Cadafach, Doménech i Montaner and Antonio Gaudí converted Barcelona into the grand city that it is today. We will tell you about some of their most important works.

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Modernist route in Barcelona


  • Plaça de Catalunya square. The vibrant hub of the city, a meeting place for locals and visitors alike. That is why it is the best place to start the route.
  • Casa Calvet House. Carrer de Casp, 48. This was the first residential building designed by Antonio Gaudí. The symmetry, balance and order of its façade make it one of his most conservative designs.
  • Casa Lleó Morera House (Doménech i Montaner), Casa Amatller House (Puig i Cadafalch) and Casa Batlló House (Gaudí). Passeig de Gràcia, numbers 35, 41 and 43. These three buildings are on what is know as the "Block of Discord", because the buildings are of very different styles and are grouped together almost consecutively.
  • Building of the publishing company, Montaner i Simó. Carrer Aragó, 225. Built by Doménech i Montaner, it now houses the Antoni Tàpies Foundation.
  • Casa Viuda Marfa House. Passeig de Gràcia, 66. Designed by the Catalan architect, Manel Comas.
  • Casa Milá House or La Pedrera. On Passeig de Gràcia, corner of Carrer de Mallorca street. One of the best-known facades in Barcelona and one of the most famous buildings by the architect Antoni Gaudí. Did you know that it is the most visited building on Passeig de Gràcia?
  • Casa Comalat House. Avinguda Diagonal, 442. This building by Salvador Valeri is a tribute to Gaudí, showing many of the elements typical of his architecture. It is notable for its two different facades.
  • Casa Fuster House. Passeig de Gràcia, 132. Designed by Doménech i Montaner, it is considered the city's most expensive building. It is currently a luxury hotel.
  • Casa Serra House, Baró de Quadras Palace and Casa Terrades House. Avinguda Diagonal 373, 416 and 420. Three buildings by Puig i Cadafalch. Casa Terrades House catches the eye because of the way it imitates the shape of a medieval castle, and hence it is also known as the "Pointed House".
  • Casa Thomas House. Carrer de Mallorca, 291. Designed by Doménech i Montaner.
  • Casa Macaya House. Passeig de Sant Joan, 108. By Puig i Cadafalch.
  • Towers of the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia. Carrer de Mallorca, 401. The masterpiece of Gaudí and of Modernism. One of the most visited monuments in Europe.
  • Avinguda de Gaudí. Notice the Modernist lamp-posts on this semi-pedestrian street.
  • Santa Creu and Sant Pau Hospital. Carrer de Sant Quintí, 89. This set of buildings and gardens built by Doménech i Montaner is the last modernist construction you will see in the Eixample district.

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Modernist route in Barcelona

Practical information

How to complete the route:
Walking, Bicycle

Approximate time:
You can you do it in a day.

Best time of year:
All year round

Tips and interesting facts:
Palau de la Música Catalana auditorium (Doménech i Montaner), Casaramona textile factory and Casa Martí House (Puig i Cadafalch): these three modernist buildings are outside the Eixample district but are worth visiting.