Deemed the crowning architectural work of Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló is a must-visit on anyone’s trip to Barcelona. As one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, this historic building is a great representation of the mark Gaudí made on Barcelona – and the influence he had on modernism. Enjoy a free smart guide as you explore the attraction which will bring to life Gaudí’s legacy and the history of the Batlló family.
- Gaudí’s Masterpiece
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award 2015
- Smartguide to bring the house to life
- Noble Floor
- Roof Terrace
Did you know
- Casa Batlló was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005
- The attraction is a prime example of Gaudí’s foresight into the theory of rationalism, which would come 30 years later, with its modern notion of ventilation
- The Batlló Family was an eminent family in Barcelona's textile sector
Things to see:
One of the most fantastical facades you’ll see in all of Barcelona, the façade of Casa Batlló is entirely in mosaic glass and ceramic disks, in a wave appearance. The façade also features a huge gallery projecting out over Passeig de Gracia, as well as large oval-shaped windows, stone columns in the shape of bones, and balconies with a mask-like appearance. The roof is shaped like a dragon’s back with large scales, with a cross mounted on a tower, pointing north, south, east and west. There have been many interpretations of the façade over the years, from mythical, to carnival – so see what you think of it!
The Noble Floor was the former residence of the Batlló family and spans more than 700m² and is the main residence in the building. You reach it up a stunning staircase (whose banister evokes the structure of an animal’s spine) and into a private entrance hall, reminiscent of underwater caves with skylights that look like tortoise shells, throwing you into an aquatic reverie. Noble Floor contains Mr Batlló’s former study, as well as the festejador which was the courting room – complete with romantic mushroom-shaped fireplace – as well as the main sweet with interconnecting rooms overlooking the Passeig de Gràcia. The ceiling is also reflective of the façade with an undulating design, tying together the entrance hall and overall allusion to the power of the sea.
Roof Terrace and Loft
The Loft was the former service area with an underlying Mediterranean influence in its simplicity, openness and light white colours. It’s often compared to the ribcage of an animal with its catenary arches, perhaps that of the dragon on the roof terrace. The roof terrace is one of Gaudí’s most creative and inventive areas of the house, conjuring up the representation of a dragon with its spine-like shape with multi-coloured tiles in a mosaic technique.
How to get there:
- Bus: 7
see the: full list of attractions included
|Monday||09.00 – 21.00|
|Tuesday||09.00 – 21.00|
|Wednesday||09.00 – 21.00|
|Thursday||09.00 – 21.00|
|Friday||09.00 – 21.00|
|Saturday||09.00 – 21.00|
|Sunday||09.00 – 21.00|
|Last Admission: 20.00|
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Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007, Barcelona
+353 1 969 6666