We’ve seen Roman, Medieval, and contemporary Barcelona. The movement that has had the biggest impact is known as Modernisme. Combining the historical past with new technologies at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century combined to make this a most interesting architectural movement. It is colorful, flamboyant, and honors natural and organic forms. It began in 1888 at the Universal Exposition and culminated around 1930. It parallels the artistic movements of Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts throughout Europe and the US. In the 19th century the city expanded to the north creating Eixample, a new neighborhood that allowed architects to experiment, hence came Modernisme. One of the best examples of this style is the Palau Musica de Catalunya. The architect Domenech i Montaner designed every single piece inside and outside of this amazing musical venue that is a UNESCO site and has a variety of 300 musical performances annually. It took only three years to fully complete which is unheard of but Montaner supervised every single thing and iron was used for the structure itself which made erecting the building more efficient.