Initially, the role of the Casa Batllo was to be a luxury residence for the family of Josep Batllo, belonging to the wealthy aristocracy of Barcelona due to the business success in the textile sector. It was used for that purpose during the two years Batlló family lived here. At present, it is not a house; it was acquired in 1993 by the Bernat family, owners of the company Chupa Chups and used as a tourist spot where visitors can learn all the excellent work of Gaudí.
Its history dates back to 1904 and 1906 when the Godó family, began the work on the rehabilitation of the building in Passeig de Gracia, one of the most glamorous streets of Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi was in charge of the edifice. The family commissioned a modernist work, which would be projected next to the adjoining house, the Casa Mila. Casa Batlló was built in the first instance in 1875 by Emili Sala Cortés, and after remodeling, it became the epitome of modernism in Barcelona.
If you look closely at the facade of the Casa Batllo, we can see that it consists of skulls and bones, which of course have a role in the work: The skulls are used as balconies, while the bones are the pillars of the building. In addition, the entire facade can be seen as the colors used to create a marine environment inspired by the Mediterranean Sea with its finest beaches like Barceloneta and its seaport. In our opinion the house is an attribute to St. George (Sant Jordi). Both balconies and rooftops remind us of the dragon of legend. Its fireplace reminds us of the sword with which he slew the dragon.
If you decide to visit Casa Batlló you will notice that the retailer is Gaudí in his works. Probably one of his trademark in this building is the fact that the size of the windows vary depending on where the room is located. The reason is as simple as looking for the same natural light in each space.
Casa Batlló currently has different prices for its tickets. All entries are accompanied with audio guide, you also have the option to get a 5 € supplement called Fast Pass, VIP access to the Casa Batllo which will allow you to avoid queuing. Ticket prices may change without notice, so we recommend you to have a close look at the official website: www.casabatllo.es
You can visit this building all year round, open 365 days from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the last admission being at 8:20 p.m.
Casa Batllo is located at Passeig de Gràcia 43. The best way to get there is taking public transport.
If you are still undecided (which we doubt at this point) we encourage you to see the promotional video below:
Now you can discover the secrets of the Casa Batllo in augmented reality with Premium video guide, we leave you a video demonstration.
If you fall in love with one of the icons of the old city, its store will be a good place where you can buy nice souvenirs. But if for some reason you cannot stop by the store, do not worry. You have also the online shop http://www.casabatllostore.com/!
You can contact them via the social networks, websites, or phone +3493216306.
You can also follow them on Twitter profile (@ CasaBatlloGaudi), so that you can receive any related news.
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