At the wide Eixample Esquerra of Barcelona gather numerous modernist buildings of great value. But it’s in the central area of the district where the largest number of buildings of this style is concentrated. This area is known as Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square), the space where the bourgeoisie of Barcelona settled in order to live in the flats designed by the best architects of that moment.
Quadrat d’Or is an area in Eixample placed next to Passeig de Gràcia. This was the main artery of that new Eixample born on 1860, when the stifling city wallsof the old Barcelona were demolished following the Cerdà planning. The district was built with the money from affluent families of Barcelona.
The bourgeoisie of the city competed for aesthetic refinement with the construction of their housings in modernist buildings, with interiors and façades fully decorated using the most diverse materials: wood, ceramic, glass or wrought iron. We can see this in many of the modernist buildings on the right side of Eixample, with several works from Puig and Cadafalch, Domènech i Muntaner or Gaudí himself, among many others.
In our tour along this central area of the Eixample of Barcelona, we will find many houses with astonishing architecture. All of them are decorated with splendid floral elements, Gothic revival details or glaziers that show the best of Modernism. The visit in Quadrat d’Or, an outdoor Modernist museum, is an invitation to contemplate this legacy of architecture and art from the late 19th century and early 20th.
With our City Centre Tour we are going to visit La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, Casa LleóiMorera, Casa PiaBatlló, Teatro Coliseum or Casa Rocamora, among others. It will leave speechless!