Casa Batlló from architect Gaudi is on the Passeig de Gracia 43
Website Casa Batló
Entrance fee : 20,35 € (2012) audio guide included in the price.
Children under 7 years : free entrance.
You can purchase tickets online. Skip the line! Priority access buying online tickets.
Schedule : everyday from 9 am to 9 pm latest entrance 8.20 pm, open 365 days a year even at Christmas.
Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect, Gaudi.
The audio guide is the perfect companion to enable you to visit the house at your own pace and will help you to understand Gaudi’s work and philosophy.
Magic nights at Casa Batllo from June 22nd to September 23rd.
The undulating rooms of the Noble Floor and the magnificent modernist terrace come together in perfect harmony to create an exclusive and distinguished space, brought to life by a DJ, for experiencing the most magical evenings of this summer.
In the evening, its unparalleled modernist terrace is transformed into a remarkable stage for hosting some of the city’s most intimate moments, filled with the sweet strains of music, chairs and Venetian candelabra, turning a visit to Casa Batlló into a unique experience for the purest of senses.
Gaudí gave Casa Batlló a facade that is original, fantastical and full of imagination. He replaced the original facade with a new composition of stone and glass. He ordered the external walls to be redesigned to give them a wavy shape, which was then plastered with lime mortar and covered with a mosaic of fragments of coloured glass and ceramic discs.
At the top of the facade, the roof is in the shape of an animal’s back with large iridescent scales. The spine which forms the ornamental top is composed of huge spherical pieces of masonry in colours which change as you move along the roof-tree from one end to the other.
The long gallery of the main suite, the Noble Floor, overlooking Passeig de Gràcia, is composed of wooden-framed windows which are opened and closed by raising and lowering using counterweights. They are unusual in that there are no jambs or mullions, so that it is possible to raise all of the window panes and have a continuous panoramic opening running the full width of the room.
You can visit the family living area, the main staircase with sun wells and incredible blue shades. You cannot visit all apartments which can get hired for private dinners.
Go up the roof-terrace to see the amazing chimneys and the view over the city. This is one of the special places that make Barcelonia so amazing.
There are 2 Gaudi buildings on the Passeig de Gracia, the Pedrera or Casa Mila and the casa Batló.
You can hire apartments in Barcelona, to enjoy your stay in the city.
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