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Casa Batlló, Barcelona

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Located in the bustling city center and considered one of architect Antoni Gaudí’s signature works, Casa Batlló 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. To visit Casa Batlló and get the most from your holiday in Barcelona, create itinerary details personal to you using our Barcelona travel itinerary maker.
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  • One of the must-sees in Barcelona. The casa batllo was amazing. Absolutely loved getting the phone headset. Was able to see what the house would have looked like with Furniture in its day. Just very h...  more »
  • We visited the city for 4 days and found that every time we wanted to visit there was a long queue, but we managed to visit at 9am and we were straight in. Good audio guide available as part of the pr...  more »
  • I am so glad I visited Casa Batllo. As a first time Barcelona visitor (from Southern California), it was hard to narrow down the many amazing things I wanted to do in my week in town. I highly recomme...  more »
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  • Best stop in Barcelona so far. The technology used on the iPhone audio guides not only gives you the history and architectural info, but also lets you see the room without people in the way, with original art on the walls, and whimsical animation that matches the feeling of this impressive building. We paid the extra 5€ for the Fast Pass, and it was well worth it to skip standing in line in the rain for 45+ minutes. We walked right in! We took our time and spent a little over 2hrs there. The innovation and artistry were inspiring.
  • Antonio Gaudy went to a whole other fantastic level in his architectural design... and the family who runs this museum follows right in his footsteps. This house is truly a remarkable experience. I left awestruck and inspired. If you are going to be in Barcelona this is a must. ***Also, this is fantastic for families with children.
  • This was my favourite Gaudi site in Barcelona. The place is more expensive than the other houses since it is founded privately and the tickets pay an important role in it. It was worth for me. Really good audio guide and great interior and exterior. I went later in the day and there was no wait (5pm).
  • It is a really crowded tourist spot, probably the only viable way to visit is to buy the ticket online in advance. It will still be crowded. The house is beautiful, interesting and special in many ways. The audio guide was very good and informative. The gift shop was expensive but at least quality of the merchandise was good. It was definitely worth the time and hassle. Out of all the sights in Barcelona, this is the one that is not to be missed.
  • Magnificent architectural design. The gift shop/museum is being relocated to lower level, and will be accessible independently from street entrance. This is a must see in Barcelona, it has been declared an UNESCO patrimony. You can purchase amazing pieces of art at the gift shop. It's located near the RAMBLA market, and many other attractions.

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