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. Plan to visit Casa Batlló during your Barcelona vacation using our convenient Barcelona trip itinerary planner.
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  • Gorgeous building on Passeig de Gracia. There are no straight lines is all reminiscent of the light and the sea. Excellent organization and interactive audio guides. Well worth the expense!
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  • great ride and tour with headphones where at each point is counted a little about that sculpture or that environment
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  • Is a House Museum great from the outside but inside is not great only thing that struck me is the beauty of the roof of the House
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  • Casa Batlló will have you smiling as you leave or as in my case smiling the whole time. Take the self guided tour and take your time to listen to all of it. There are little surprises along the way. I went in June when there was some down time and just lined up to get a ticket which took maybe all of five minutes. The staff are very helpful and for those that do not speak Spanish, they do speak English. The house is exquisite. All the design and thought placed into every element of it is sheer genius. Climb all the way into the rooftop and enjoy the views before you leave.
  • We bought tickets online for the "Be The First" option which admitted a few people at 8:30 am to avoid crowds. Well worth the €36 cost per person! The audio guide is included and very easy to use. You could explore the entire house including the fantastic roof, and take all the photos you want (some of which are included below). Well worth the cost.
  • Do the full house tour! It's not cheap (€23.5 when buying online) yet absolutely worth it for anyone interested in art, modernism, innovation, architecture and of course, Gaudí. Not only that the building is stunning inside and out, but the audio/video guide included in the entrance ticket is a powerful simulation of the house as it was used in the past. It reveals interesting stories and achievements at Casa Batlló. Take your time to enjoy the audio guide (1-1.5 hr) and enjoy the journey :)
  • It's a beautiful apartment building designed by the Barcelona city's favorite architect Gaudi. The place is privately owned and there is a video guide which takes you through the history and wonders of the place. There is a small gift shop and the view from the top of the building is great. A must visit.
  • Has to be one of the best museums i have ever been to. What imagination and style. The audio visual guide is brilliant, the architect and interior design is amazing and classic Gaudi, especially loved the wood features and practical elements. Staff were really friendly too. Went mid September & midweek at 6pm....no queues anywhere , which had the bonus of limited time for wife in shop due to closing ;)

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