Nowadays, it is considered a movement based on the cultural reivindication of a Catalan identity. Its main form of expression was in architecture, but many other arts were involved painting, sculpture, etc. Modernisme was also a literary movement poetry, fiction, drama. Although Modernisme was part of a general trend that emerged in Europe around the turn of the 20th century , in Catalonia the trend acquired its own unique personality.
Visit Barcelona. Barcelona Convention Bureau. About us. Discover everything the smaller towns have in store… You'll be able to see the world-class festivals held there and fall in love with the wonderful gifts made by local craftspeople and designers.
The Fira Modernista is officially the Festa Major of the Dreta de l'Eixample and is held in the heart of the Quadrat d'Or, where you'll find the highest concentration of Modernista buildings in the world and the festival is a tribute to this extraordinary patrimony. This is one of Barcelona's most authentic summer festivals and is a fantastic weekend for all the family with great food, early 20th century fairgound rides, a vintage car exhibition and much more. Even better, almost all events are free! If you think there's been an oversight or you can provide more more detail about a particular event, I'd be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the form below.