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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    great ride and tour with headphones where at each point is counted a little about that sculpture or that environment
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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • 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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