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Antoni Gaudí saw nature as his muse and used its patterns and shapes to create architectural masterpieces. Casa Batlló is one example that reflects his ingenious imagination, and it should top your list when visiting Barcelona.
In 1904, the Batlló family asked Gaudí to turn their building into an unrivaled showpiece and allowed him free rein to bring his whims of creativity to life. He clearly succeeded.
Gaudí's technqiue, with the use of stone, glass, color, and abstract shapes on Casa Batlló's undulating facade and in its interior, illustrates his brilliance of Catalan Modernism.
It's where the Batlló family lived, and it exudes sheer elegance. The mushroom-shaped alcove, with benches to sit by a fire, is an example of Gaudí's gifted mind at work.
The use of warm tones and wood creates a harmonious flow throughout. The building's shaft, lined with cool shades of exquisite, blue tiles, fills Casa Batlló with natural light.
Eccentric chimneys rise behind what appears to be the contour of a dragon's back, which crowns the roof. The sequence of colored tiles enhances the effect of a scaly surface.
Admission always includes a great audio guide. When you purchase a ticket online, you'll also receive a video guide, which allows you to see what some of the rooms would have virtually looked like when furnished. This feature costs extra at the ticket window. When booking online, you can also add on the "fast pass" to avoid a long wait in line.
Casa Batlló is open 365 days a year, from 9:00AM - 9:00PM (last entry is at 8:00PM). Allow yourself 1 - 2 hours to appreciate this amazing building.
Located at Passeig de Gràcia 43 in Barcelona's Eixample district. Metro station: Passeig de Gràcia (Line 3)
- When to visitOpen everyday from 9:00AM to 9:00PM, last entry is at 8:00PM
- What is the price?Adults 18+ are 21.50€, seniors 65+ and juniors 7-18 are 18.50€ and children are free!
- Will I need a guide?Admission always includes an audio guide, but purchase your ticket online and you'll also get a video guide for free!
- How to get thereThis attraction is within walking distance from most hotels in city center!
- Additional tips
- Children must be accompanied by a parent
- Allow 1-2 hours to experience Casa Batlló
What People Are Saying About Casa Batlló
You can get many information related to the visit that and discuss some things that you could not do in other tours
Martha, our guide was fantastic. She made the tour very interesting and had an astounding knowledge of all the places we visited plus she provided us with lots of little extras to make the tour a fantastic event.
The tour was really informative and well organised, me and my husband were both really impressed
The guided tour was very informative and at the right chronological order. You get a lot of information about Gaudi life and work. Our Australian guide was great! Fluent English and funny.
Great way to spend the first day and plan where you want to go back to visit and spend more time. The commentary also is helpful so you know about sights you are seeing.