2013-05-21

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona - Spain (UNESCO WHS)


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Sent from Barcelona. "Blicas Blocas", "Martinha" and I booked a tour guide to this amazing building! It's a fantastic place to discover all the little details created by Gaudí master, Lluis Domènech i Montaner.

"The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most emblematic buildings of Art Nouveau (Modernism), exceptional both for its qualities and its setting in the historic centre of Barcelona. It was outstanding from the moment of its conception because of two factors that were to be of great future importance: a special concept of space and a very intelligent use of new technologies developed during the Rationalist revolution. The Palau was the most important source of an architectural concept of great future relevance: the reticulated metallic structure, free floor space, and non-load-bearing outer walls like continuous curtains of glass. The entire building was designed as an intelligent interplay of spaces stemming from the abrupt separation between the exterior and the interior and making maximum use of natural light." In: UNESCO
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