Modernismo was an artistic, literary and architectural movement in Catalonia in the beginning of the 20th century. It was part of a more general movement in this period in the whole of Europe and was called Art Nouveau or Jugendstil as well, depending on the country. Barcelona in particular is well known for many buildings from this period, especially in connection to the great Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. These buildings are so unique and sometimes make the impression as being from another world altogether. They seem to be the perfect blend of practicability and imagination.