Casa Batlló

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The facade of Batlló House.
The Batlló House is much more than a building, it is a total art work and the artist is nothing less than the brilliant Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. An artist already in full artistic maturity that designed the project with functionality and originality in mind. For this he brilliantly mixed colors and shapes found in marine life with modern ideas of ventilation and lighting. Each corner of the building has the personal seal of the boundless imagination of the highest representative of Catalan modernism.

Casa Batlló is located in the so-called "Block of Discord", a true museum of modernist architecture in the heart of Barcelona. It is a complete remodeling of a previously existing building made between 1905 and 1907. The owner, the wealthy industrialist Josep Batlló, wanted a luxury residence on Paseo de Gracia, the most exclusive avenue in Barcelona. Gaudí worked with the best craftsmen of the time that have brought perfection in all the architectural details. Since 2005, the building is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, together with other works by Antoni Gaudí.


✔ The façade, a fantastic spectacle for the people who watch it, is made by sandstone covered with pieces of glass (trencadís) and colored ceramic discs. The columns are shaped like bones and the balconies look like a skull or a theater mask. On the first floor stands out the veranda, with polychrome stained glass.
✔ The main floor, former residence of the Batlló family.
✔ The inner courtyard, coated with tiles in relief and covered by a large glass skylight.
✔ The rooftop terrace. Outstanding are the 27 sinuous chimneys, 6 meters high.

43 Passeig de Gràcia
Barcelona 08007
Tel.: +34 932 160 306
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 6.30pm
Friday to Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Admission Rates
Visit with audio guide
Adults: 35 €
Over 65 years: 32 €
13 to 17 years old: 29 €
Children up to 12 years old (accompanied by adults): free
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