(1906 - 1910) This apartment complex on the Passeig de Gràcia is one of Antoni Gaudi's most famous structures and is on the UNESCO list. Because of its appearance without any straight lines, the building is also referred to as 'La Pedrera', or the stone quarry. The roof terrace of La Pedrera is a particularly popular photo op.
Info, opening hours and tickets for visiting Casa Batllo, museu modernista de Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, one of the highlights of the architecture of Gaudí in Barcelona.
Casa Batllo Tickets & Museum Info
|Address||Passeig de Gràcia 43 Barcelona Spain|
|Metro||Metro station Passeig de Gràcia (Line 3)|
Tip: Because of the long queues and the discount, I highly recommend that you buy your Casa Batllo tickets in advance. On crowded days the queue will be over an hour. Book your ticket online which includes the video guide.Book tickets online
Museo modernista de Antoni Gaudí - Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló (officially Museo modernista de Antoni Gaudí) iis one of the most important attractions in the modernist architectural style. Gaudi remodelled and renovated this original house (from 1875) between 1904 and 1906 for Josep Batlló i Casanovas, a rich textile magnate. At the time, Casa Batllo consisted of eight homes divided across four floors. The current estimated value of this colourful masterpiece is around 70 million euros.
Casa Batllo, a special building in Barcelona
Just like with the Casa Milà located a little further along Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batlló has no sharp angles; everything is wavy and rounded, like the waves of the sea. The house is a unique piece of architecture in the style of Catalan modernism. The central theme in "Casa Batlló Museo modernista de Antoni Gaudí" is that of Saint George, the dragon slayer, who played an important role in the history of Barcelona. The façade of the Batlló House is covered with mosaics that are reminiscent of fish scales. The small tower on the roof with the cross could represent the sword Saint George stabs into the dragon.
The columns on the even floor look like dinosaur limbs. The wavy, mosaic-covered roof could be seen as the scaled spine of an enormous dragon. The balconies of Batlló are like the massive jaws of marine creatures escaping from the sea. The balconies also show skulls; these bones on the façade represent the dragon's victims. The museum-like Casa Batllo house is therefore also nicknamed the 'House of Bones'.
Interior by Gaudi
Not just the exterior of the building is breath-taking; the interior is as well. Antoni Gaudí avoids the use of straight lines in the interior. Here you find beautiful stained glass windows, colourful tiles, unique doorposts, and many more interesting details.
If you enjoy beautiful architecture, this sight by Gaudi should definitely be part of your Barcelona city break.
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Note: Buy your tickets in advance. Queues can be long, especially in the high season, so it's a good idea to buy your museum tickets in advance.
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More houses by Gaudí
(1883 - 1889) Casa Vicens was Gaudi's first important design and is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The colourful building is located in the Gràcia district and was built by tile manufacturer Manuel Vicens i Montaner. The building is a mix of Spanish and mudejar style and clad with ceramic tiles. Casa Vicens recently opened to visitors. Daily opened 10am - 10pm.