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Explore Barcelona Casa Batllo

Experience an augmented reality experience on a Casa Batlló tour that takes you into a futuristic world. The whimsical and mysterious architecture of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló delights everyone who visits, both young and old. The colorful mosaics, oddly shaped windows, and dragon-scale roof transport visitors into a real-life fairytale. Gaudí’s genius creativity and penchant for rule-breaking are most evident on the roof top. An oft-repeated theory about the peculiar roof is that it represents the back of a dragon. And, the turret symbolizes the lance of St. George, thrust into the dragon’s back. Regardless of whether you believe that explanation, UNESCO recognized the building with a dragon-scale roof as a World Heritage Site. Casa Batlló’s unique appearance commands the attention of all passersby; so, pick up a Casa Batlló ticket and have your reality augmented for a couple of hours.
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Our tips for Casa Batlló

  • To the top. Most visitors work their way from the ground floor to the rooftop. You can avoid some of the crowds by visiting the rooftop first.
  • Early bird. Casa Batlló is quite popular. Book an early morning tour on a weekday if you’d like a little more peace and quiet during your visit.
  • Take a guided tour. Taking a guided tour of Casa Batlló can offer a better understanding of the building's history and architecture. Guided tours are available in various languages, and some even incorporate a virtual reality experience, allowing you to witness the building's interiors as they looked during Gaudi's time.
  • A touch-sensitive. The interactive guides at Casa Batlló are notoriously sensitive. Make sure nothing touches the screen or you might lose your settings.
  • Stay respectful of the rules. To preserve the beauty and history of Casa Batllo, it is crucial to show respect for the building and adhere to its rules, as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy the details. With its many intricate details, Casa Batlló is truly a masterpiece worth appreciating. Make sure to allocate sufficient time to explore the building, paying attention to its unique characteristics, including the vibrant mosaics and the peculiarly twisted chimney stacks.

Good to know

Originally built in 1877, Casa Batlló was re-designed by ace architect Antoni Gaudí for an affluent industrialist named Josep Batlló.
Gaudí created his own modernist script specifically to label the doors of each apartment inside Casa Batlló. Antoni Gaudí radically altered the appearance of the building's façade, creating a surreal and organic aesthetic. The exterior is adorned with vibrant mosaics and is designed to emulate the scales of a dragon. Because of its skeletal appearance, Barcelona residents sometimes refer to Casa Batlló as Casa dels ossos, or House of Bones.

Around 600 tiles comprise the dragon-scaled roof of Casa Batlló. The building's balconies, which resemble skeletal bones, have earned Casa Batlló the nickname "House of Bones." It is a highly sought-after tourist destination in Barcelona, drawing over a million visitors annually. Additionally, Casa Batlló has served as a filming location for various movies, such as "The Passenger" and "The Pianist." UNESCO declared Casa Batlló a World Heritage Site in 2005.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is Casa Batlló?

    Designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló is a remarkable work of modernist architecture located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Casa Batlló?

    Kissed by the spray of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona provides tourists with comfortable weather most of the year. If you dislike heat and humidity, you may want to travel elsewhere in July and August. Tourists who have visited Barcelona multiple times agree that the best weather for a Casa Batlló trip is in May/June and September/October. Barcelona experiences only a couple of days of snow in the winter. For the most part, you’ll find warm Barcelona days and cool, crisp nights from November through March. Like many cities on the Mediterranean Sea, rainstorms can form in a matter of minutes at any time of year.

  • Q: How do I get around Casa Batlló?

    With several different transportation options offered in Barcelona, you should reach Casa Battló rather easily. And, unless you find yourself near Casa Batlló, you will have to use Barcelona’s mass transit systems rather than your own two feet. By Metro, take line 2, 3, or 4 to the Passeig de Gràcia station. Or, take the FGC to Provença station. If you use the RENFE system, take it to Passeig de Gràcia. Otherwise, bus lines H10, V15, 7, 22, and 24 all stop nearby Casa Batlló.

  • Q: Is Casa Batlló wheelchair accessible?

    While some areas of Casa Batlló may present challenges for wheelchair users due to stairs and narrow passages, the building provides alternative routes and assistance to visitors with reduced mobility.

  • Q: What are the operating hours of Casa Batlló?

    Visitors can explore Casa Batlló every day from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, with the final admission taking place at 8:00 pm.

  • Q: How long does it take to complete a tour of Casa Batlló?

    The duration required to explore Casa Batlló can vary based on individual interests and pace, but typically visitors spend approximately 1-2 hours at the site. To ensure a complete appreciation of the building's exceptional details and features, it is advisable to allocate adequate time for the visit.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money on your trip to Casa Batlló?

    In a rush? No sweat! Kill two birds with one stone by booking your Casa Batlló and Casa Milà tours for the same day. The two Gaudí buildings are just a 5-minute walk away from each other. And, you can definitely see both attractions in one day. Smart!

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