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Casa Amatller, Barcelona

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Architectural Building Landmark
Fascinatingly geometric, Casa Amatller represents a prime example of the Modernisme architectural style. Considered one of the three most important buildings in Barcelona, the 20th-century structure features a pyramid-like roof and an interior lined with intricate columns and stained-glass windows. It was originally built for chocolatier Amatller Antoni Costa, and the ground floor of the residence has been restored to preserve the atmosphere of its first owner. Tours of the house are offered at specific times and for small groups; book tickets in advance or in the lobby of the building. Put Casa Amatller on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.
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  • Take the guided tour, we missed it but will return. Have lunch in the small courtyard. Loved this Casa.  more »
  • Puig Cadafalch was a brilliant architect sidelined by politics not of his making. His design for the National Museum was executed without attribution. In Casa Amatller he gave his client a Flemish cho...  more »
  • Excellent place to visit that is from the same period as Gaudi but very different. Tells the story of the Amatller family ( on of Spains great choclatiers) and shows may contemporary developments and ...  more »
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  • It's well worth a visit as it's a beautifully designed house with all the furniture preserved and placed around the house so as to reconstruct the original set up. And therefore it's possible to see how the owners lived and admire the house's beauty in full. You can even see the kitchen with it's original furniture (which today is a part of the downstairs cafe). Out of all the modernist houses I've visited in Barcelona I've probably enjoyed this one the most.
  • Much less crowded than the other modernist house next door. They seemed quite surprised that we had planned to go there and weren't trying to go to Casa Batlló. The lack of other visitors meant we got a personal tour from a lovely guide. Much darker than Casa Batlló, and not so naturalistic inside but nevertheless uses quite a lot of modernist techniques. Tours include a free chocolate! Don't miss if you have the time.
  • Beautiful house. You can also taste the chocolate in the coffee shop. Great atmosphere, the guys working there are the best
  • We visited Casa Amatller right after doing Batllo. In our opinion Amatller was way more interesting. the house, furniture, door knobs, window pulls are all designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch so they are all in perfect harmony with each other. It is nearly 100% original, including the furniture, books, art, and all. It was created a couple of years before Casa Batllo which probably made Mr. Batllo jealous of the sweet house Mr Amatller had. The tours are guided by real people rather than audio guide like Batllo. And because it is fully furnished, and is way less famous which means 1/100th of the number of people, it is just more intimate, really engaging and fantastically fun. If you like Modernisme at it's best, you must check out Casa Amatller!
  • Like Paul Van Metre (review also published) I visited Casa Amatller after seeing Casa Batllo, and was so pleased that I did. Amatller is a great example of the time, and it was so interesting to see a complete house, with furniture, door knobs, window pulls etc all designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. I was the only one on my tour, so had a truly personal experience, and my tour guide was so interesting and engaging. It was lovely to be in a real home, and to feel as though I was getting a special private insight into the lives of the owner and his daughter. A hidden delight and highly recommended.