Do you know the indispensable triad of Catalan Art Nouveau? I’m sure you’ve heard their names. Yes, yes… we are talking about the Art Nouveau architects Antoni Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner i Puig i Cadafalch. Who else! We’ll tell you a little about them, in case you don’t know them yet.

Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923)

Known by being one of the greatest Catalan Art Nouveau architects was a contemporary of Gaudí and a very active figure in contemporary Catalan politics. His work history includes the famous Recinte Modernista Sant Pau and the well-known Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. Surely you have heard of these buildings and their exuberant beauty. The style of its buildings is characterized by rational structures and highly ornate facades, with every detail in the decoration.

Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926)

Can something new be said about the great architect of nature? Who does not know the Sagrada Familia? or la Pedrera? Casa Batlló? and Casa Vicens? We would never finish, because in addition to being one of the best-known architects, he was very prolific. Yes, we can tell you a couple of curiosities that not everyone knows. For example, Gaudí almost never designed his works in plans, but he did it on three-dimensional models in every detail. Thus, the collaborators could see it as he had projected it in his mind. Another detail that we confess is that the famous technique of the “trencadís” that we can see in his work, was invented by himself and was used for the first time in the construction of the finca Güell.

Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956)

The young Puig i Cadafalch was one of Domènech i Montaner’s disciples. He is considered one of the last representatives of Catalan Art Nouveau and one of the first of Noucentisme. His work is usually divided into three periods: the Art Nouveau, the rational idealist and the monumentalist. Like his mentor, Puig i Cadafalch was an active agent in the contemporary politics around him. In his Art Nouveau period he produced such well-known works as Casa Amatller, Casa Martí or one of its great culminations: Casa Terradas or Casa de les Punxes, recently opened to the public.