Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece, invites you to visit a house that, more than just a building, has become a modern artistic myth. Hidden behind the exceptional modernist façade, which mirrors a calm sea, a world of surprises and refined architectural details awaits you.
If you are wondering where to go in Barcelona, Casa Batlló is one of Modernism’s obligatory points of reference, a journey into the past, to the early of the 20th century. You will be seduced by the extreme design of this Antoni Gaudí architectural masterpiece, and by the vast visual repertory it has to offer.
Wherever you look you’ll find surprises, details that are bound to enthral all lovers of magic.
Visits include the legendary Noble Floor (the original residence of the Batlló family), Attic (formally storage rooms and wash tubs), Roof Terrace with its mythical Chimneys (girded by the backbone of the famous dragon, slain by Saint Jordi (St. George)) and the fabulous Stairwell (once the communal stairwell). The visit concludes with the splendid Entrance Hall and Main Staircase.
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Got online tickets so gladly skipped a line. I also got an audio tour, this way you learn about lots of trivias and facts of this house. Lovely place, gives you a glimpse into Gaudi's way of thinking and working.Gina L
Gaudi was a man of superpower! My mouth dropped at the details and purposeful designs incorporated in this building. I'm sure I am one of the few people who will say that...I love Casa Batllo more than La Sagrada Familia.
If you like Gaudi`s work you should visit this place. I think modernism architeture is very interesting. I enjoyed this place very much.Mike D
Absolutely unique, a Gaudi masterpiece well worth a visit after a visit to Sagrada Familia another Gaudi masterpiece
Take your time (a few hours) to visit this stunning place. The more you look around you, the more you see and the more impressed you are. Don't forget to take the audio-tour with you, the additional info is certainly worth while.theadrienne
This is another house by the architect Gaudi and well worth a visit. The house is unique and interesting and I could only imagine the lucky family that got to live here. I am sure they had some amazing parties in the unbelievable living room with the big windows. The stairwell has beautiful tile work in varying shades of blue.
“The best of the houses we visited”
We also did La Pedrera and if we had to choose to only do one it would be Casa Batllo. La Pedrera was very interesting as well but not as stunning as Casa Battlo. A beautiful place and not to be missedHFB3
We enjoyed a guided tour. It really brought to life the architecture. This is one of the landmarks of Barcelona and is a well preserved Gaudi building.
“Architecture/Art at it's best”
Nothing like this place. A residence designed by Gaudi all the way down to the furniture. Do a guided tour so you don't miss a detail of this wonderful place!Patricia T
“The most beautiful of Gaudi's work”
I know other houses and buildings get more attention, but this small house is just so Idilic and gorgeous I was breathless. The staff is well prepared, gracious and really attentious! I recommend (like any other activity in Barcelona) you book your tickets online in advance.
Don’t miss the Casa Batlló interior
You’ll fall in love with the interior of Gaudí’s jewel
The Batlló family’s splendid private entrance hallway, accessed through a large door opening out onto the main communal hall. With a hallway that evokes the undersea grottos of Captain Nemo and a series of skylights that look like turtle shells, sinuously vaulted walls and a spectacular staircase, its fine carved hardwood bannister, representative of the coiled backbone of some vast beast.
On this floor we find Mr. Batlló’s former study, with its romantic fireplace, in its day a perfect spot for courting couples. Moreover, the salon, with its three interconnected spaces and large windows, providing panoramic views of Passeig de Gràcia and allowing the light to flood in, and its undulating ceiling, alluding to the power of the sea.
From the Batlló family’s dining room, on the interior of the Noble Floor, there is access to an exclusive rear patio, of 230 m2. This space, with its memorable paving, laid out around the main ornamental element of a large planter, decorated with circular tiles and glass trencadís in different ranges of greens, blues and reds.
This is a service area for the tenants of those flats that had washtubs and storage rooms, characterised by simplicity of form, the redolent Mediterranean inspiration of the colour white and the omnipresent light. There is an outstanding succession of 60 catenary arches, reminiscent of an animal’s ribcage, perhaps of the dragon whose backbone arches over the roof terrace.
A space that Gaudí provided with its own personality, the dragon’s back, characterising the façade. Gaudí represents this mythical animal’s spine with tiles in a range of colours and the trencadís technique. The terrace is also adorned with four sets of sinuously formed and polychromatic chimneys, reminiscent of bunches of mushrooms, and designed to prevent the smoke blowing back down the chimney.