Casa Batllo, Barcelona

4.6
#1 of 105 in Museums in Barcelona
Located in the bustling city center and considered one of architect Antoni Gaudí’s signature works, Casa Batllo can perhaps best be described as a combination of Modernist and Art Nouveau architecture. Gaudí’s design goal seems to have been to avoid straight lines—completely. Much of the facade is decorated with mosaics made of broken ceramic tiles, ranging in shades from golden orange to greenish blue. The roof is arched and often described as resembling the back of a dragon or dinosaur, so it’s not surprising that most locals call the building "House of Bones." Originally built for a middle-class urban family, this is one of two Gaudí houses available for touring. Skip the lines by booking your tickets online. Plan to visit Casa Batllo during your Barcelona vacation using our convenient Barcelona trip itinerary planner.
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  • Gaudí's work is taken from a story... a tale of princes and princesses... will transport you to the world of your dreams... it's fantastic
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  • The ticket price, quite high, it could lead you to skip this attraction to contact other ... well, don't make this mistake. Casa Batlló is, perhaps, the most beautiful thing I've seen in Barcelona, a work that will leave you speechless and that you won't find anywhere else. To avoid problems with queues or sold out, I recommend taking the ticket online and choose a time slot with little turnout: entering at 19.45 we were able to enjoy the visit in stride without too much fuss around, enjoying every space thanks to the Smart Guide and augmented reality.
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  • I cannot recommend this enough. It’s cost €70 for the three of us but was well worth it. The architecture was amazing. You are provided headphones and a handheld device that guides you around the full...  more »
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  • The place deserves six stars. It's a marvel of architecture and design; a truly unique landmark worth seeing with your own eyes. I was really disappointed with the amount of visitors packed in small places and the long-winded audio guide (which serves more as a way of setting the pace for the groups than an informative complement). The augmented reality application doesn't work as well as one could wish, and it adds too little to the experience to be deemed worth the hassle of carrying around the headphones + mobile bundle. The visit shouldn't take you more than 60-90 minutes. The shop is pricey, and the cheapest you could get there are postcards at 1.5€ a pop. Avoid it if you don't have time. The windows are a good spot to take pictures of the facade. Speaking of pictures, there's one point where they will offer you to take a picture, and then try to sell it to you later (spoiler: it's very expensive). They wouldn't even let you download it from the website. All in all, it's a beautiful place but not worth even half the ~24€ entrance fee.
  • I'd give this place 5 stars if not for the pricey entrance. 25 euros for a small museum compared to laaaaarger museums is pretty stiff. Inside is a wonderful experience that gives you Alice in wonderland sensation. The augmented reality though incredibly fun could use some some improvement. Nonetheless it was a truly fun experience that I'm very glad we did!
  • Amazing house, both inside and out. Well worth buying tickets online prior to going. Will need to get in line to collect and then rejoin a second queue to get in once you've collected (so if there is more than one of you, get the rest of the group to join the queue to get in whilst one collects or buys the tickets). Comes with audio guide that when you move around there are animations that add to the experience. Takes approx 1.5-2 hours to go through. It is the epitome of whimsy.
  • As awe inspiring as I had hoped. Individual tile shapes and glazes make up this masterpiece, and all its sinuous lines beg to be caressed. Every door and carved panel, every knob, every hand rail, each tile... Gaudi was a visionary genius and the craftsmen who brought his ideas to life were so talented! What an exquisite jewel!!
  • It's clearly a beautiful place but the high entrance price and the constant sales pitch to go to the shop really grate. In my opinion, UNESCO World Heritage sites simply shouldn't be allowed to act like this as one of the conditions of their admittance. So, it's worth the visit for the grandeur of the architecture, not so much the predatory behavior.
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