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Famous people whose works and history you will learn about in Barcelona

Barcelona has produced many world-famous personalities whose works you can visit today or see in one of the museums.

Antoni Gaudí helped Catalan architecture become world famous, and Lluis Domènech i Montaner also shapes Barcelona's cityscape today.

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies and Salvador Dalí were pioneers of modern art that became famous around the world and without Eusebi Güell the works of Gaudí would probably not exist today.

The architect Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí, architect and designer, helped by his sometimes daring technical solutions of the Catalan architecture to the world's largest reputation. He is the leading exponent of Catalan Art Nouveau, the Modernisme. His building are unique, his design timeless bautiful.

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The artist Pablo Picasso in Barcelona

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the modernism, was born in 1881 in Málaga. His family moved to Barcelona in 1896. Over there he spent majority of his artistic life.

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Joan Miró

Joan Miró

Miró's appearance resembled more a rich Bourgeois than an unconventional artist. His own style with strong colours and simplified forms is unique. You recognize his work everywhere in Barcelona.

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The architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner

Lluis Domènech i Montaner

Lluis Domènech i Montaner (1849-1923) was one of the most important architects of the Catalan Art Nouveau, the Modernism. He also was a writer and famous and respected politician. He was particularly inspired by the Moorish architecture.

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Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Josep Puig i Cadalfach is regarded as the last representative of the architecture of modernism and the first of Noucentisme, the following style era. He was not only an architect, he was also an art historian and politician. The list of his buildings, which he realized in Barcelona and the surrounding area, is long and extensive.

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Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies

Antoni Tàpies

Antoni Tàpies i Puig is one of the most important Spanish artists. He was born in 1923 in Barcelona.

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Painter and sculptor Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí is one of the most popular artists in the world, made famous by his decadent lifestyle, his mustache, his provocative attitudes and his bizarre, surrealist images.

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Eusebi Güell, patron of Antoni Gaudí

Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi

The industrialist Eusebi Güell is best known today for his patronage of the architect Gaudí. Without his patronage, most of the Gaudí houses would probably not exist today.

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