Casa Batllo

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Overview

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.

 

Architecture

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.

 

Façade

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

  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

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.

 

How to Reach

  • Metro : Passeig de Gràcia (L3, Green Line), Calle Aragó-Rambla Catalunya exit After you take the right metro exit, Casa Batlló is 30 seconds walk from the metro stop. Follow the exit called Calle Aragó-Rambla Catalunya after getting off the metro.
  • Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus : "Casa Batlló" is the closest stop to reach Casa Batlló with the hop on hop off sightseeing bus.
  • Public bus : Passeig de Gràcia / Aragó: V15, 7, 24, 22 València / Passeig de Gràcia: H10, 20

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Casa Batlló Blue Ticket : €25(2163.11 INR) Primary access and video guide
  • Casa Batlló Silver Ticket : €33(2855.31 INR) It includes the visit to Private Hall. ...
  • Casa Batlló Gold ticket (VIP Access) : €35(3028.36 INR) Avoid the crowd and discover all the magic. ...
  • Casa Batlló “Be the First” Ticket : €39(3374.46 INR) Show up at 8.30 am and visit this place before the official opening. SmartGuide of augmented reality. ...
  • Casa Batllo Magic Nights : €39(3374.46 INR) SmartGuide visit and live music. ...
  • Casa Batllo Theatrical Visits : €37(3201.41 INR) A guided tour led by actors. ...
  • Casa Batlló & Hop on Hop off Bus : €54.50(4715.59 INR) A combo ticket for a one-day tourist bus ticket. Get off at Casa Batlló to enjoy a fast entrance pre-booked ticket. ...
  • The three houses of Gaudí Pass : €61.50(5321.26 INR) It covers direct entrance to Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, and Casa Vicens. ...

Address

Casa Batlló, Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

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Raul Celis
Raul Celis
08/26/2020 16:19
Ticket price is expensive but worth it. Loved discovering the interiors. Audio guide is decent, however, the narration should be focused on historical facts and context rather than over-romanticizing the building.
Sarah Whitehead
Sarah Whitehead
08/14/2020 23:08
As a family with 4 kids ages 0 to 12, I wasn't sure that a visit to Casa Batllo was going to be very appealing to everyone. But it was! The kids had a great time listening and looking through the audio/visual guides and they got a lot more out of the experience than I expected. And I enjoyed the way the information was presented too! The facility handled the COVID precautions rather well and it wasn't crowded at all. Definitely glad we went! Another great Gaudi experience!
Harriet Lamden
Harriet Lamden
08/28/2020 03:23
Highly recommend the night experience as well as the 3D audio-guided virtual tour. Booked online in advance (cheaper than paying on the door) and came to roughly €74 for two. Well worth it - tour started at 6pm followed by a wonderful concert on the rooftop with great cocktails and cerveza too
Joan Pedro
Joan Pedro
09/06/2020 22:21
Amazing piece of art by Gaudi inspired from nature and sea
AAG 88
AAG 88
07/31/2020 22:32
Tickets are cheaper if you buy them online and its so easy to do so. The tour was good but since its summer; it was SO hot and the A\C was not helping a lot. I cant imagine visiting the place with huge amount of people like in any normal summer vacation. I was lucky visiting it without so many tourists due to covid-19 and they have some precautions for the situation. Their store is SO expensive and OVER priced for souvenirs.

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Casa Batllo is one of the unique buildings designed by legendary Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. A wealthy Batllo family bought the building for its beauty and architecture....
Early morning between 9 am and 11 am and afternoon between 3 pm and 5 pm....
It is less crowded and hectic during the early morning and late afternoon. We recommend you plan your visit these times to enjoy it the most....
You should spare at least 60 to 90 minutes to see around Casa Batllo. You can stay more if you feel like it. ...
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