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The Modernisme (Catalan for modernism) was a Catalan Art movement at the turn of the 20th century, equivalent to other art movements in Europe like the Art Nouveau, the Jugendstil or the Stile Liberty, that was centered specially in Barcelona with the work of architect Antoni Gaudí as the most known. The Modernisme was a cultural movement led by anti-traditionalist intellectuals who attempted to update Catalan arts and ideas so as to uplift Catalan culture to a par with other European cultures. Such renewal included a distinctive style of Art Nouveau, and was clearly influenced by the Catalan nationalism. Most of the Modernistes opposed to the centralism and militarism of the 19th century Spanish state and wanted Catalan culture to be regarded as equal to all other European cultures.
This 2-hour city walking guided tour begins in Plaça Catalunya, gets into the Gothic to visit first Casa Martí, from Josep Puig i Cadafalch where the very popular café Els Quatre Gats ("The Four Cats") was located and continues with the Impressive Palau de La Musica Catalana from Lluis Domenech i Montaner. The rest of the visit continues on the two main axes of the Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square) in the Eixample Neighborhood, Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia up to Diagonal Avenue, with other impressive modernist buildings from the two architects mentioned before like Casa Ametller, Palau Baró de Quadras or Casa de les Punxes from Puig I Cadafalch and Casa Lleó-Morera and Editorial Montaner I Simo (actual Fundació Tapies) together with the very well known Casa Batllo ans Casa Mila (La Pedrera) from Antoni Gaudi and many more from other architects of the time.