Barcelona casa batllo tours, activities and tickets
Experience an augmented reality on a Casa Batlló tour. 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 transports visitors into a real-life fairytale. Gaudí’s genius creativity and penchant for rule-breaking is 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, thrusted 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 hours!
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. If you’d like a little more peace and quiet during your visit, book an early morning tour on a weekday.
A touch sensitive. The interactive guides at Casa Batlló are notoriously sensitive. Make sure nothing touches the screen or you might lose your settings!
Good to know
Best time to visit
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.
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.
Money saving tips
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!
Did you know?
Quick Trivia – Display your knowledge to your fellow travellers with these Casa Batlló factoids..
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.
Gaudí created his own modernist script specifically to label the doors of each apartment inside Casa Batlló.
UNESCO declared Casa Batlló a World Heritage Site in 2005.