This app, “Invisible Modernismo”, is specially designed for all those people who are curious to find out in detail about Barcelona in 1900, whether residents or tourists.
Let yourself be guided by this app to discover a city in ferment and to understand the deep urban transformation that the city underwent at the turn of the 19th/20th century.
Thanks to a bourgeoisie eager to show off how modern it was, Barcelona has actually an extraordinary architectural heritage, one which today is one of its main identifying traits but which is largely unknown to the public at large.
“Invisible Modernismo” provides the location of a hundred little-known buildings, ordered on the basis of the ten most famous Art Nouveau sites in the city. In this way, the users can discover Barcelona without having to suffer the agglomerations of thousands of tourists.
“Invisible Modernismo” features GPS positioning to help find your way on the routes and the intention is to add new buildings, urban features or routes in the future.
Routes can be downloaded separately, as you need them, and the data can be deleted once you have done the route so as not to take up memory space. Downloads can consume data, so it is recommended to download from a WiFi network.
The app superimposes a plan of Barcelona in 1900 over the modern-day street plan. A transparency bar allows you to choose which plan you see or to superimpose one over the other to compare them.
The app is available in English, Spanish and Catalan.