A Short Walk

Quadrat d’or

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The hundred or so city blocks centring on the Passeig de Gràcia are known as the Quadrat d’Or, or “Golden Square”, because they contain so many of Barcelona’s best Modernista buildings. This was the area within the Eixample favoured by the wealthy bourgeoisie, who embraced the new artistic and architectural style with enthusiasm. Take a stroll through the area to discover beautiful private residences, as well as ornamented commercial buildings. Most remarkable is the Illa de la Discòrdia, a single block containing houses by Modernisme’s most ...

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