Casa BatllóMy rating: 4.5 stars+ A great building with a gorgeous terrace on the roof! A Must-See for Gaudí fans or architects! Video guide included in the price.
- 25 / 30 Euro are very high prices. So for that reason I got this little offer for you ;)
Piece of advice: Very long queue in summer.
Last updated: 22 Jan 2019 | Celine Mülich
Price of admission: Casa Batllo "Blue": (You will save time at the cash desk but NOT at the entrance) 25 Euro reduced 22 Euro (children between 7 and 18, students, senior citizens) free for children under the age of 7 Casa Batllo "Silver": (You will save time at the cash desk AND at the entrance) 30 Euro reduced 28 Euro (children between 7 and 18, students, senior citizens) free for children under the age of 7 Casa Batllo "Golden": (You will save time at the cash desk AND at the entrance + more extras) 35 Euro reduced 31 Euro (children between 7 and 18, students, senior citizens) free for children under the age of 7
Video guide: included in the price of admission (available in English)
Guided tours: There is a city tours (in English) which discusses the facade of Casa Batlló and Casa Mila.
How to get there: L2 (purple line), L3 (green line) and L4 (yellow line), Passeig de Gracia
And what’s there to see?
The façade will cast a spell on you… What are the balconies made of, are those masks? Or are they skulls? On the inside, the attention to detail will fascinate you – from one room to the next.
You can visit the most important rooms in the house. The “Beletage”, where the Batlló family lived, the courtyard, the upper floor, and the terrace on the roof are all open to visitors. The individual apartments are still inhabited by regular tenants, so those are off limits. Instead, have a look at the blue stairwell – the source of light – and other technical details.
Photogallery of Casa Batlló
A history of the Casa Batlló
The building known as the „Casa Batlló“ was built by a teacher of Gaudí’s (Emilio Salas Cortés) in 1877 and purchased by the Batlló family in 1900. The Batlló family was very well known in Barcelona. He – Josef Batlló – was in the textile industry and she – Amàlia Godó Belaunzarán – was a member of the family who founded the city’s most popular newspaper: La Vanguardia. They were both open to the unusual and innovation, and they commissioned Gaudí to make some changes to the house in 1904, with no limits to his creativity.
The work was completed in 1906, and now the building is one of the most iconic structures in the entire city. Gaudí gave the house an original façade intended to inspire the imagination. He achieved this by re-shaping the old façade into a wavy kind of shape and decorating it with a mosaic of pottery and glass. Many of the building’s details are made up of organic structures, a typical sign of Gaudí architecture.
Up until the 1950s, the Batlló family lived in the Beletage.
As of 2002, the Beletage is open to visitors. Since 2004, the upper floor and the roof may be visited as well. In 2005, the Casa Batlló was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.