A unique masterpiece, Casa Batlló is located in the Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most central and famous arteries of Barcelona, next to it, there are other modernist buildings such as the Amteller house or the Lleo house, which 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 the textile industry of Barcelona, which kept the main floor for its own enjoyment, and the rest was destined to lease as it was done at that time. Later it was acquired by the Bernat family who renewed it to open it to the public.
The building was originally designed by Gaudí’s teacher, who taught at the school of architecture, and curiously it was Gaudí himself who totally reformed it to give it a different and imaginative look, in a time where his side could clearly be seen more naturalistic, with organic forms that were appearing in the structure of their designs. To all this Gaudí came to ornament his works without limits, almost ornate.
Each step of the work was personally supervised by Gaudí, to get the exact position of the glass of the facade and the dishes he had made by hand in Mallorca. In the highest part of the building there is a cross with four arms which appears from the ceiling. The cast iron balconies look like Venetian masks, although they also resemble skulls, victims of the dragon in the legend of Sant Jordi.
On the terrace there are magnificent chimneys covered with pieces of tiles placed in such a way that it looks like a perfect gradient, topped with beautiful ornaments that reflect the sunlight. The roof is also topped with tiles that look like scales, made of ceramic, and that give a iridescent appearance when it shines.
Casa Batlló has been part of the Unseco 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 to buy the tickets