The neighborhood’s structure remained largely intact until the nineteenth century, time when the old medieval walls were demolished and the parish cemeteries were transformed into public squares. Inside the very streets of the Gothic Quarter took place the most relevant events that would determine the Barcelona’s future.
Many people visit every day the most known monuments of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi but not many know his origins and the experiences that touched him as a young apprentice and helped develop his critical and disruptive way of thinking.
In Catalonia in general and Barcelona more specifically, the emergence of the modernism movement was matched with a period of economic growth and national reaffirmation. During that grew in wealth and power (during the mid- 19th century) our region strove to reestablish its national identity, separate to Spain’s, by firstly restoring its own language (Catalan) […]