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One of Gaudi’s masterpieces, Casa Batlló is a building located in central Barcelona. Casa Batlló was completed in 1904 and is considered one of the city’s best examples of Catalan modernism.
Casa Batlló is a rated the 4th best attraction in Barcelona, according to Trip Advisor. You can take a short tour of Casa Batlló on any day of the year, at a time of your choosing between 9am and 9pm. Visits are flexible and self-led so you can explore this incredible house at your own pace. Suitable for all kinds of travellers, Casa Batlló is a particularly good choice for those short on time. The area around Casa Batlló is alive with cafés, shops and restaurants to keep you busy after your visit. There are many tour operators offering visits to Casa Batlló that could save you money and time. We’ve listed our favourite below.
Casa Batllo was opened to the public in 1995 and has become one of the most visited attractions in Barcelona. Around 1 million people visit Casa Batllo each year to marvel at one of Barcelona's most stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites. To many, Casa Batllo is Gaudi's most imaginative work. Its fairytale inspiration lends the whole building an air of magic and mystery. A visit to Casa Batllo involves not only a tour of the building but a museum where you will learn about Gaudi and the history of Casa Batllo. You will also be given a smartphone guide that adds an audiovisual element to your visit. Finally, Casa Batllo has a gift shop, voted one of the best stores in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine and is surrounded by delightful cafes and designer boutiques
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
The building that became Casa Batllo was built in 1877. Gaudi began his stunning renovation in 1904 and work was completed in 1906.
The local name for Casa Batllo is Casa deis ossos, “House of Bones”. The façade of the building is covered with broken ceramic tiles that create a colourful mosaic. Casa Batllo's most defining features is its curved roof that resembles a dragon's back.
As Gaudi once remarked, there are no straight lines in nature and as a result there are no straight lines on Casa Batllo. Stone pillars seem to twist and curve like bones and the undulating balconies seem to rise and crash like waves. Inside, the natural theme continues with every feature calling to mind some element of the natural world like caves, forests and plants.
Materials used to build Casa Batllo include stone, metal wood and ceramics.
Casa Batllo is the perfect destination for anyone spending time in Barcelona with an interest in history, art or architecture. As it only takes an hour or so to see Casa Batllo in its entirety and the building is located in Central Barcelona you can easily fit it into your day. If you're in Barcelona on a weekend break or a longer stay, Casa Batllo is a good choice. Some travellers have noted that the cost of entry is a little high. If you're on a tight budget, you might consider visiting the building from the outside only.
Casa Battlo's address is as follows
Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Espana
The easiest way to get to Casa Battlo is to take the metro. Take the Green Line, L3, to Passeig de Gracia metro stop. Exit the station at the Calle Arago-Rambla Catalunya. From here, Casa Battlo is only a 30 second walk!
It's also possible to take public buses to Casa Battlo.
To the Passeig de Gracia / Arago stops, take the 7, 22, 24, V15
To the Valencia / Passeig de Gracia stops, take the 20 or H10
Casa Battlo is located on one of Barcelona's most famous shopping streets. The attraction does not have its own car park but there is parking available in the local area. Barcelona-tourist-guide.com is a great resource for finding parking and they recommend you book a spot ahead of time.
Yes. Casa Batllo hosts “Magic Nights”, open air concerts on the roof terrace of the building. The evening begins at 8pm and includes a smartguide so you can explore the building yourself. The ticket price includes two drinks.
Casa Battlo's has three types of tickets, blue, silver and gold.
Blue – entrance fee is €24.50 and includes a smartguide.
Silver – entrance fee is €30.50 and includes a smartguide and skip the line privileges
Gold – entrance fee is €34.50 and includes a smartguide, skip the line, VIP access, access to a private hall and a vintage photograph for every visitor.
Seniors, Students and Juniors (under 18) can take €3 off the price of each ticket.
Free tickets are available to the following:
Below is our pick of the best Casa Batllo tickets and tours on the market.
There are four Barcelona city passes available but only one of them includes free entry to Casa Battlo.
However, it does offer discount on Casa Batllo tickets and free public transport for the period the card covers. This pass is good value for money if you intend to visit many tourist sites as it offers FREE entry to 20 major attractions including Barcelona's major museums.
Barcelona City Pass covers timed entry to two attractions, Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. It does offer 20% off the cost of Casa Battlo tickets. Barcelona City Pass also includes a free hop-on-hop-off city pass.
Buy the Barcelona City Pass here. (This pass can only be purchased online).
This pass cover's Barcelona's six major art museums.
The Barcelona Pass offers free entry to 20 attractions including Casa Battlo and a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket. The pass is valid for 2-3 days and suitable for anyone intending to visit several of Barcelona's main attractions.
Located right next door to Casa Batllo, this building was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. It's free to visit this building which is as attractive as Casa Batllo, in its own less flamboyant way. There is a café inside, Faborit Café with a gorgeous outside terrace and a chocolate shop for gifts.
A number of agencies, like Barcelona Discover Walks, offer short Gaudi walking tours. During the tour you will explore Gaudi's other famous masterpieces, Casa Mila and the Familia Sagrada, one of the most stunning landmarks in the world.
One of Barcelona's most famous sites, the Plaza de Cataluña is a huge open space in the centre of the city. The plaza is the place the 19th century Eixample district and the older part of the city meet.
Barcelona's biggest shopping district, Passeig de Gracia is home to high-end designer stores and charming boutiques.
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