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Casa Batllo, Barcelona

Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Landmark
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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  • Wooo, that was amazing, I think building this place is very difficult and unimaginable. Recommend to see  more »
  • This building is very impressive, but i feel the admission fee is a little expensive. The architecture is fantastic with different designs and colours. Recommend the smart guide, it gives you some...  more »
  • The building itself is so incredibly beautiful and that alone should be seen. There is a museum inside and I would recommend arriving early because it can get crowded really fast.  more »
  • Beautiful historical landmark in heart of Barcelona. For this instance you can expect big crowds in front of it most of the time. It's advantageous to visit this place either very early or late. However, of you'd like to enter then you should stick to opening hours. Really pretty and unique both from outside and inside. It's a piece of art that I would recommend to visit for every tourist in Barcelona.
  • One of the most incredible places I've been to. The whole house is a piece of art. It has been a long time goal for me to see live the wonderful and out of this world piece of architecture. Light, shades, colour, shapes - everything in a stunning wholeness. It was so moving to see and feel such beauty. One can rent an audio guide as well.
  • This is a nice place to visit if you have some extra time in Barcelona, but definitely not a "have to" go to place. While the architecture and art inside are really cool, it is fairly small and can be done too quick for the price you pay. However, if you are a die hard architecture and museum person, it may be worth it to you. Just a hard sell to me when there are much bigger museums throughout western Europe which are cheaper or free.
  • 5 stars for the house, 1 star for the amount of rooms you see for the price (29 euros at the ticket office or 25 online). The building is impressive, however you only get to see a few rooms on the first floor, the lower terrace and the top floor plus roof. All finished in 30 minutes. We were lucky there was no queue. Don't expect to go on each floor of the house. We visited La Pedrera a few years ago and was much better. I would recommend visiting that instead.
  • One of the most iconic places in Barcelona. This house is incredible not only for the amazing architectonic details and its colours but also for the advanced methods used by Gaudì in order to guarantee the right temperature and amount of light at the interior. The audio guide is well done and is really useful in order to fully understand this masterpiece.

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