One of the famous architecture of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Casa Batllo. It is one of the must visit attraction if you are in Barcelona and stay near Passeig de Gràcia.
Other than the La Pedrera, Casa Batllo is one of the two great buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi on Passeig de Gracia. Casa Batllo is a house, that is more than just a building but a modernist art facade that has many hidden and details architectural designs to look into.
The name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as the exterior of the building looks like it has been made from “skulls” and “bones”. The “Skulls” is the balconies and the bones are its’ supporting pillar. When looked up and across from the street the roof of the building looks like a sleeping dragon.
Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
How to get there?
We got there by walking, as our hotel is nearby.
Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies stop
3A, Passeig de Gràcia-Casa Batlló
Where to get the ticket?
$21.50 EUR →$23.50 EUR
Junior (Age 7-18)
$18.50 EUR →$20.50 EUR
Children (Age 7 and below)
**The smart guide is provided when purchasing the ticket online.
**Price increase in 2017**
Purchase the ticket online to skip the queue and go straight into the building. The queue moves swiftly and we didn’t wait for too long to be inside the building.Try to avoid the crowd in the afternoon 11:00-14:00 and at night 17:00-19:00.
The smart guide comes in 11 languages, Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and etc.
What to see?
The first thing you will see once you are inside.
The original residence of the Batlló family.
The building is beautiful and I am amazed by the work of Mr. Antoni Gaudi. And what he has done in that era, when technology was not that advanced but his creation was impressive. With the smart guide given to us, it let us understand the history and able us to see how the Batllo’ family lived back in the day using the augmented reality and virtual elements making the whole journey inside the house fun and engaging.