When Barcelona was bursting at its seams during the industrial revoultion, the long hated city walls had been knocked down. From 1859, the city expanded into a gridiron pattern. L’Eixample was born, the extension. Tremendous richness was exhibited, the best architects were hired by industrial tycoons. Antoni Gaudí the best known. The Modernisme style is still fascinating today. If there is one must see in Barcelona, it’s Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia.
Discover e.g. Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batlló, Casa Amattler, Casa Milà, Sagrada Familia, Casa de les Punxes, Diagonal, La Monumental