What has Catalonia got to inspire universal geniuses?

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In the Catalan cultural universe, museums, galleries, literature, architecture orbit around the universal geniuses. They were sublime in different disciplines and shared the fact of having been born or lived in Catalonia, and above all of having left the footprint of their creation forever.

Salvador Dalí’s brushstrokes brought colour to the world of dreams. Also onyrical are the musical compositions of Pau Casals, some turned into references of peace. Like Gernika, which was simply the name of a village until Picasso turned it into a Cubist cry against the terror of war. Rooted in the scenery of Mont-roig, Joan Miró included it in his work, combined with daily objects. He developed a plastic expression not ascribed to any particular movement. Josep Pla, on the other hand, explored the limits of adjectives. In a very different field, though guided by the same concerns of discovery, Antoni Gaudí stood out with his organic architecture.

Believe it or not, visiting Catalonia will help you to get to know their creations better. In some cases, you will literally enter them, for example the modernist buildings of Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch. The paintings, the books, the sculptures will take on a new meaning as you pass, see, touch and feel the corners that inspired them and the homes where their authors grew up.

Do you wonder what Catalonia has that has inspired so many universal geniuses? The answer, when you visit.
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Visiting Catalonia will give you a first hand view of its geniuses’ best creations.

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It is not very clear why visiting a corner that inspired a genius is such a special moment. In Catalonia you can experience it, and also enjoy the work of these universal geniuses.
Espai Picasso in the Museu del Càntir (earthenware jug)  (© Turismo Verde S.L.)
Picasso
Picasso, who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of all time, lived in Catalonia during the decisive years of his training.
Interior of the old church, home to the Miró Centre.  (© Miguel Raurich)
Miró
The artwork of Joan Miró has kept its capacity to amaze its viewers intact. Its forceful symbolism, its bright colours and its enigmatic signs form...
Salvador Dalí.        (© Salvador Dalí. All rights reserved High Fidelity Collective)
Dalí
The figure of Salvador Dalí has a close relationship with L'Emporda: Figueres, the city he grew up in, which is where he designed his theatre-museum.
Night-time view of the top part of the façade of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló.  (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Gaudí
The architecture of Antoni Gaudí never fails to surprise and fascinate us, whether it is through its structural elements or its use of materials and the originality of its decorative elements.
Statue of Pau Casals  (© Nano Cañas)
Pau Casals
Pau Casals was a great cellist and El Vendrell preserves his legacy: his birthplace, with his personal effects, and the Auditori Pau Casals, which programmes performances and concerts.
Ruta Puig i Cadafalch: la torre de la familia Raventós abre sus puertas por primera vez       (© Codorniu Raventós High Fidelity Collective High Fidelity Collective)
Puig i Cadafalch
Late in the 19th century, the Catalan school of architecture pushing out classic tradition to bring in a modern style of Gothic art. Josep Puig i Cadafalch used it as a model to build residences, houses and industrial buildings.
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The daily objects, the landscape that inspire them, the friends, the evolution of the work These are elements that shape the artistic work of the universal geniuses. To understand the artists better, discover them in their museums. 
Interior of the old church, home to the Miró Centre.  (© Miguel Raurich)
Centre Miró de Mont-Roig del Camp
The Joan Miró visitor's centre in relation with Mont-roig, which exhibits replicas of the painter's work, an original tapestry, videos on his life and the testimony of people who knew him.
Gothic courtyard in Palau Aguilar, now the Picasso Museum.  (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Museu Picasso
Located in an ensemble of Gothic palaces, the Museu Picasso de Barcelona holds a valuable and representative collection of works by Pablo Picasso. Amongst others it is possible to view Ciencia y caridad, El Arlequín or the collection of Las Meninas.
Plaça de l’Ajuntament and church of Sant Joan  (© Miguel Raurich)
Centre Picasso d'Horta de Sant Joan
The Centre Picasso holds the exhibition of Picasso's works and explains the experiences from the two stays he had in the village. It is also home to the facsimile reproductions of the works that the artist created in Horta.
Gardens of the Joan Miró Foundation    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Fundació Joan Miró
The Joan Miró foundation was opened in 1975 and was converted, at the artist's express wishes, into a centre for the promotion of contemporary art which organises temporary exhibitions, conferences, seminars, workshops and children's theatre.
Palace of the Wind room in the Dalí Theatre-Museum.    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Teatre-Museu Dalí
It was Dalí himself who planned and designed this theatre-museum. Located in Figueres (Costa Brava), his hometown, Dalí has left his mark in the dreamlike and surrealist atmosphere which encompasses the entire building, and in works as emblematic as Galatea of the Spheres or facilities tailor-made by the artist.
Detail of the Galatea Tower, in the Dalí Theatre-Museum.  (© Nano Cañas)
Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí
The Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí is comprised of three museums, all on the Costa Brava: the Castell de Púbol, the foundation headquarters, the Teatro-Museo Dalí in Figueres,and the Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí in Portlligat.
Interior of the Antoni Tàpies Foundation   (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The Antoni Tàpies foundation was created by the artist himself to promote modern and contemporary art. It has the most complete collection of works by this renowned artist with more than 300 pieces from all his artistic periods.
Night view of the Gaudí Center  (© Miguel Raurich)
Gaudí Centre Reus
Museum centre dedicated to Antoni Gaudí, the city's beloved son. The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the artist's life and his relationship with Reus and gives insight into his creative method. Moreover, it offers the possibility of interacting with his work thanks to state-of-the-art audiovisual technology.
Villa Casals – Pau Casals Museum.  (© Nano Cañas)
Casa-Museu Pau Casals
Museum dedicated to Pau Casals. It is located in the house the construction of which was commissioned by the famous musician and composer in 1909, overlooking the sea on Sant Salvador beach. It is possible to take a journey through his professional and private life.
Casa-museu modernista Domènech i Montaner    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Casa-Museu Lluís Domènech i Montaner
The house that the modernist architect Domènech i Montaner built in Canet de Mar, along with the Rocosa country house, are the headquarters of an interesting museum dedicated to him. Exhibitions related to the artist and modernism are organised on a regular basis.
Casa Puig i Cadafalch (© Nano Cañas)
Casa Puig i Cadafalch
The house is located in the square Plaça de Vendre in Argentona. It is where the architect spent his summers from a young age. It became his refuge upon returning from exile in France after the Spanish Civil War.
Roman aqueduct of Les Ferreres or Pont del Diable (Devil's Bridge). (© Lluís Carro)
Les Ferreres aqueduct - Pont del Diable
The Les Ferreres aqueduct is the main attraction of this park. Also known as Pont del Diable, it is over two hundred metres long and can be found on the left banks of the Francolí river.
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Casa-Museu Pau Casals
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Museum dedicated to Pau Casals. It is located in the house the construction of which was commissioned by the famous musician and composer in 1909, overlooking the sea on Sant Salvador beach. It is possible to take a journey through his professional and private life.
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Casa Museu Jacint Verdaguer
Folgueroles / Paisatges Barcelona
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A visit to the Casa Museu Verdaguer allows the visitor to delve into the personality and work of the poet Jacint Verdaguer.
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Casa Puig i Cadafalch
Argentona / Costa Barcelona
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The house is located in the square Plaça de Vendre in Argentona. It is where the architect spent his summers from a young age. It became his refuge upon returning from exile in France after the Spanish Civil War.
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Casa-Museu Lluís Domènech i Montaner
Canet de Mar / Costa Barcelona
The house that the modernist architect Domènech i Montaner built in Canet de Mar, along with the Rocosa country house, are the headquarters of an interesting museum dedicated to him. Exhibitions related to the artist and modernism are organised on a regular basis.
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Centre Picasso d'Horta de Sant Joan
Horta de Sant Joan / Terres de l'Ebre
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The Centre Picasso holds the exhibition of Picasso's works and explains the experiences from the two stays he had in the village. It is also home to the facsimile reproductions of the works that the artist created in Horta.
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Col·leció local de la Marina
Vilassar de Dalt / Costa Barcelona
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Museum dedicated to the history of the seafaring world and seamanship from the 18th century until today. It is located in the country house known as La Sènia del Rellotge, a unique modernist building by Eduard Ferrés i Puig.
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The figure of Salvador Dalí has a close relationship with L'Emporda: Figueres, the city he grew up in, which is where he designed his theatre-museum.
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Lluís Domènech i Montaner was the precursor of architectural rationalism, with open-plan structures and a modern use of iron frames and exposed bri...
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Fundació Antoni Tàpies
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The Antoni Tàpies foundation was created by the artist himself to promote modern and contemporary art. It has the most complete collection of works by this renowned artist with more than 300 pieces from all his artistic periods.
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Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí
Figueres / Costa Brava
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The Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí is comprised of three museums, all on the Costa Brava: the Castell de Púbol, the foundation headquarters, the Teatro-Museo Dalí in Figueres,and the Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí in Portlligat.
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Fundació Joan Miró
Barcelona / Barcelona
The Joan Miró foundation was opened in 1975 and was converted, at the artist's express wishes, into a centre for the promotion of contemporary art which organises temporary exhibitions, conferences, seminars, workshops and children's theatre.
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Fundació Josep Pla
Palafrugell / Costa Brava
The foundation is located in the house where the writer, Josep Pla, from Empordà was born. In addition to maintaining his private library, the centre promotes knowledge of his work through guided tours, conferences, exhibitions and workshops.
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Caldes d'Estrac / Costa Barcelona
Opened in 2003, the Fundació Palau has the prime objective of preserving, exhibiting and disseminating the collection of documents and art that the poet and essayist Josep Palau i Fabre collected over many years, especially in relation to Picasso.
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The architecture of Antoni Gaudí never fails to surprise and fascinate us, whether it is through its structural elements or its use of materials and the originality of its decorative elements.
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The artwork of Joan Miró has kept its capacity to amaze its viewers intact. Its forceful symbolism, its bright colours and its enigmatic signs form...