So because modernism leaves aside the academic criteria and ugliness of the industrial architecture of the 19th century, that merely imitate the styles of the past, and gets to please a new conception of the methods, materials and forms more in tune with nature, simulating the shapes and colors of these. The great urban reform in 1860, Idelfons Cerda carried out a plan of urban development of the city: two perpendicular streets parallel to the sea are cut at right angles, i.e. apples. Today it’s l Eixample, with Diagonal and Meridiana as main axes. . It is very advisable to give a tour of l Eixample, one of the most opulent area where were House of the bourgeois class and where the goals are big and elegant, reflection of these class average rising with the industrial revolution. There are many accommodation options that will allow you to be close to this area, as for example the Barcelona apartments middle ages: the reflection of power thanks to its dominant role in the Confederation of Catalonia and Aragon, this period was brilliant for the city of Barcelona and acquired certain superiority in all the territories of the Catalan lands.
This opulent period, has had as a result a Gothic Neighborhood full of institutional buildings, such as the Palau de la Generalitat, the Church of Sant Jordi; L Ajuntament and the Salo de Cent also the Royal palaces: Palau Reial Major, the residence of the counts of Barcelona. Inheritance Romanesque and Gothic, Barcelona also boasts Cathedral, which emphasizes its crypt dedicated to Santa Eulalia, its three naves, its cloister and its main facade, built between the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 20th century, and the Church Santa Maria del Mar, belonging to the fourteenth century, considered the jewel of art Gothic catalan due to the purity of its lines and its harmonic proportions. But we must not forget us commercial buildings, as Reials Drassanes, medieval shipyards largest in the world, which reflects the great power that poetry the Church and the middle class. Currently, this area many peculiar and original bars and good restaurants you can find to eat without that is very expensive, especially sites for tapas.