Casa Batlló is one of the two significant buildings that Ingenious architect Antoni Gaudi designed. It seems to be made from skulls and bones when one views it from the outside the façade. Skulls represent balconies, and bones are supporting pillars. It is located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia, part of the Illa de la Discòrdia in Barcelona, Spain.
Gaudi took inspiration from natural coral in marine life in choosing colors and shapes for the façade. Casa Batllo was an upmarket home for a wealthy aristocrat, Josep Batlló. Señor Batlló resided in the lower two floors with his family and rented the apartments' upper floors.
Gaudi's stunningly original work reflects in the attention to detail in his designs about varying window sizes corresponding to the window's height from the top of the building to ensure uniform lighting in each room of the house.
Antonio Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol restored Casa Batlló, built in 1877 and remodeled in 1904-1906. Josep Canaleta, Domènec Sugrañes i Gras, and y Joan Rubió were the assistants instrumental in the renovation. Locals call the building Casa dels ossos (House of Bones) due to its visceral, skeletal organic quality.
Flowing sculpted stonework, irregular oval windows, and tracery make the ground floor astonishing. For the conservation of cultural heritage, the Casa Batlló received the 2004 Europa Nostra Award. In 2005, it was on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The house has exceptional exterior and interior. He used technology and included content that combined augmented reality and virtual elements to make it a dynamic and captivating cultural visit concept. You can explore the furniture in the Noble Floor and animations relating to organic and natural shapes.
The façade comprises three distinct integrated sections. The top shows a trim with ceramic pieces, which generates multiple interpretations. The central part, a variegated section with protruding balconies, extends to the last floor.
A crown, like a colossal gable, is there on the top of the building. It helps to hide the room where water tanks used to be there at the roof level. A cross of four arms tops the tower in the façade. These four arms are oriented to the cardinal directions.
This root-like structure evokes plant life. A second bulb-shaped structure reminds of a thalamus flower. The deep religiosity of Gaudi reflects in the monograms of Jesus, Maria, and Joseph. These monograms of ceramic pieces jut out on the green background of the façade.
A lake with water lilies, gentle ripples, and reflection make the central part of the façade. The glass and ceramic mosaic cause these reflections, and a smaller balcony are above the central part of the façade. A pulley gets support from two iron arms to lower and raise furniture.
Two columns support the façade of the main floor made of sandstone. Joinery windows complement the design. These windows are set with multicolored stained glass. Six fine columns seem to simulate the bones of a limb with central articulation.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.