Although it is part of a general trend that emerges in Europe (known in each country as modernism, Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Secession, etc.) in Catalonia acquires its own personality and differentiated. Its geographical name is due to its special relationship with Catalonia and mainly with the city of Barcelona, who were intensifying their different characteristics within the Spanish culture for ideological and socioeconomic reasons behind the resurgence of Catalan culture called Renaixença and in the context of a spectacular urban and industrial development. Hands of Catalan architects, this style has nevertheless remarkable achievements in cities such as Comillas, Novelda, Astorga, Leon and Melilla or chronologically located in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century; having significant milestones as the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona (1888) and the International Exposition in Barcelona (1929).
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