Casa Batllo is one of Barcelona’s biggest landmarks. If buildings could be celebrities, there would be a perpetual red carpet in front of Casa Batllo. The remarkable facade it’s the most prominent feature and it has been subject to many interpretations.
Visiting Casa Batllo
As beautiful as is the outside, you must schedule a visit to the interior to witness the most original and jaw-dropping architecture.
To begin with, a good part of the outside is covered with bits and pieces of broken and multicolored ceramic tiles, a technique called Trencadís, which was used massively by Gaudi in most of his works, visible for example in the Park Güell benches.
As a result, an interesting effect is created when direct sunlight hits the building, as the tiles shift through different shades of colors along with the stained glass windows.
Don’t forget to ask for the new videoguide, an innovation that will reveal more secrets of Casa Battlo. Look at the screen’s tablet and you’ll see a 3D realistic reconstruction of the house the way Gaudi originally designed it.
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Casa Batllo History
A striking fact about Gaudi’s house, is that it wasn’t originally built by him. In 1904, Gaudí was hired to redesign the late 1800’s building, resulting in one of his most emblematic works along the Sagrada Familia. As a result, the building was transformed into one that hardly resembles the original.
Casa Batllo was heavily inspired by animal and nature forms. One evidence is the skull shape of the balconies, the ondulating facade, and the colorful crowning resembling a dragon, most likely representing the story of the Saint George, Patron Saint of Catalonia.
As a matter of fact, Gaudí gave Casa Batllo the usual treatment he gave to all his works: an outstanding design full of imagination, making it a landmark in Barcelona and one of the most visited monuments in the city, a truly example of Modernismo (Catalan Art Nouveau).
Casa Batlló Tickets:
Buy your tickets to Casa Batllo online and skip the lines. Tickets are valid for 3 months from date of purchase. On the other hand, with the Barcelona Card you can enjoy a 20% discount on the entry price as well as many other advantages. Buy Casa Batlló Tickets Here
Casa Batllo Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday from 9:00 hours to 21:00 hours (last entrance at 20:00)
Metro Line 3: Passeig de Gràcia Station
Bus: #22, #24, #28, #N4, #N5, #N6 and #N7
Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43, 08007
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