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Casa Batllo Art Nouveau Gaudi House UNESCO World Heritage Site

Private residence remodelled by Antoni Gaudi in 1904 in style of modernist art nouveau. Famous for bright coloured tiles. First floor & roof open as a museum.

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Casa Batllo Art Nouveau Gaudi House UNESCO World Heritage Site

This is one of the houses designed by Antonio Gaudi in Passeig de Gracia, central Barcelona, and it is considered to be one of his masterpeices. Locally it is known as casa de ossos (house of bones) due to the skeleton like structure of the main bay windows.

Guidi did not build the house but extensively directed the remodelling of it from 1904 to 1906. He was assisted by Domenec Suranges i gras, Josep Canaleta and Joan Rubio. The house was actually built in 1877 and was undesirable at the time with no noteworthy features until Gaudi remodelled it.

The style is catalan modernism or Art Nouveau. Typical techniques used are irregular window shapes, curved walls, facade, and ceilings based on shapes seen in nature. Brighly coloured tiles including trencadis (broken colourfull tile pieces aranged in a mosaic).

Another common theme is Saint George (Sant Jordi) the patron saint of Catalunya so dragons feature heavily in Gaudi's works. It is said that the turret seen from the front of the building is representative of the lance used by sant Jordi to kill the dragon. Also the roof represents the dragons back with scales. On the inside of the attic the white arches are said to represent the ribs of the dragon.

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Visiting Casa Batllo Art Nouveau Gaudi House UNESCO World Heritage Site

There is one luxury flat per floor of the building all of which are privately owned except for the second floor which is a museum. A history of the building can be found on the official website.

All of Gaudi exhibits in Barcelona are very busy to the point of being oversubscribed and tickets should be bought in advance via the website which has a variety of tickets that are well explained. When I visited, I used a blue ticket for 35 euros which gave access to all areas of the museum including the rear patio, stairwell and roof terrace. In particularly bad weather the roof terrace may be closed for visits for safety reasons.

Note: I strongly advise booking the visit at least a week in advance, especially in summer and of course, arrive a little before the stated start time of the visit.

Allow about 1 hour inside the museum and roof terrace to complete the visit, not including time queueing outside.

Tip: Take headphones for the audio guide.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Casa Batllo Modernist House

Most of Casa Batllo is accesible with a wheelchair using the elevator between floors including the roof terrace.

For children under 2 in pushchairs the museum will store the pushchair and offer a baby carrier.

You will be denied access with large rucksacks, bags and other over sized items so only attend with small bags.

Bicycle anchorage points outside Casa Batllo in Carrer de Arago with Passeig de Gracia on the opposite side of the street.

Don't forget headphones for the audio guide.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual ‚ā¨ 35.00 Students, Over 65 years, 22 Euros Child T-familiar FREE For under 12 yearsGroup/Family Ticket? No.Notes check website for the various types of tickets. Always book online.

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Getting to Casa Batllo Art Nouveau Gaudi House UNESCO World Heritage Site

Address: Passeig de Grccia 43, Barcelona. 08007

Nearest TMB METRO is Passeo de Gracia on the Green (l3) Yellow (L4), or Purple (l2) lines. The metro interconnects with Renfe Rodalies, AVE and Regional express train lines.

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Documents for Casa Batllo Art Nouveau Gaudi House UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Street Map La Exampla Central

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