Monday, May 24, 2010
Spain - Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
Palau de la Música Catalana (1905 - 1908). Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Sent by Ekaterina from Barcelona, Spain.
These two monuments are masterpieces of the imaginative and exuberant Art Nouveau that flowered in early 20th century. The Palau de la Música Catalana has uniqueness, authenticity, and beauty and it is an unparalleled testimony, in the Modernist style, to a public concert hall whose symbolic, artistic, and historical value is universal. The Hospital de Sant Pau is the outstanding example of its type of exceptional interest because of its beauty, size and unique architectural design.