The architect: Puig i Cadafalch

A life destined for Catalan architecture, politics and culture

In Barcelona, when speaking of Catalan modernism, we must always refer to three great architects: Antoni Gaudí, Lluis Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who gave life to three of the most beautiful buildings on Passeig de Gracia: Casa Batlló, Casa LLeo i Morera, and Casa Amatller, which are located within the so-called Illa de la Discòrdia.

Together with Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956) was one of the great architects of modernism. However, his figure transcends beyond architecture because as well as being an architect he was a great art historian, archaeologist and politician, becoming one of the greatest exponents of the artistic, political and cultural movement of the time.

Do you want to know more about his character? Discover the facets of this great architect.

Manzana de la discordía
Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Expedición a la Vall de Boi (1907)