A unique masterpiece !!!. Casa Batlló located in the Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most central and famous arteries of Barcelona. Other modernist buildings such as Casa Ametller and Casa Lleo are part of the well-known “Golden mile”.
Who was Casa Batlló built for?
Casa Batlló was designed by Antoni Gaudí, for a powerful family of textile industry in Barcelona. At that time, the main floor were for its own enjoyment, and the rest was destined to lease. Later it was acquired by the Bernat family who renewed it to open it to the public.
The originally building was designed by Gaudí’s teacher, who taught at the school of architecture. Curiously it was Gaudí himself who totally reformed, to give it a different and imaginative appearance. At that time, his naturalistic side could be seen clearly, with organic forms that were appearing in the structure of their designs, reaching ornament his works without limits.
Gaudi’s obsession in construction
Each step of the work was supervised personally by Gaudí, to get the exact position of the glasses on the facade, and the dishes that he sent it to make it by hand in Mallorca
On the top of the building, there is a cross with four arms which appears from the ceiling. Gaudi uses the cross and various catholic icons, in many of his works, due to his fervent devotion.
The cast iron balconies look like venetian masks, other people see skulls or turtles, anyway gives the facade a special character.
On the terrace there are magnificent chimneys covered with pieces of tiles. The placement it looks like a perfect gradient, topped with beautiful ornaments that reflect the sunlight.
The roof it´s wrapped with tiles that look like scales, made of ceramic, and give an iridescent appearance when it shines. Casa Batlló has been part of the Unesco World Heritage since 2005 and its contribution to architectural transformation.
Where is Casa Batlló
Passeig de Gràcia, 43,
08007 Barcelona – Spain
What is the nearest bus stop
Líneas: H10, V15, 7, 22 y 24.
What is the closest metro station
Passeig de Gràcia L2, L3 y L4.
RENFE: Passeig de Gràciac station
FGC: Provença station
What time is Casa Batllo open?
365 days a year
Open 9 a.m to 9 p.m
(last admission 8:00 p.m)
Official webstite Casa Batllo