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Casa Amatller, Barcelona

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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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  • Still a beautiful building but it takes time to see everything. I think back because we have seen everything in the area there are plenty of casa to visit damage so again
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  • Modest compared with other gems of Barcelona. But how is neighbor Batllo House, spend 2 minutes and serve a picture.
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  • Casa Amatller is a modernist building on Passeig de Gracia, next to the Casa Batlló. It was designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch in the 1,900. The realization of the artwork was commissioned by Antoni Amatller, chocolate industral of the time. Two asymmetric doors linked by a St. George can be seen on the façade. The entire façade there is a graffito. The lobby is large, since it was intended for the carriage entrance. It has two staircases, the most decorated and sumptuous for its passage to the main floor and the simplest for the rest of the story. The style is a mix between catalan Gothic and flamenco. You can visit the first floor, with furnishings and ornamentation of the very nice time. Stately staircase. You must visit if you're a lover of art and modernism in particular. The visit may be complemented with a good chocolate bar which is located on the ground floor, facing the entrance.
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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.