Casa Batllo is one of the most imaginative works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, with a distinctive and unique facade of undulated walls and wrought iron and mosaic tiles.
Casa Batlló is one of the icons of the modernist architecture that characterises Barcelona. Built between 1904 and 1906, the building of undulated walls and distinctive stone, with its wrought iron and mosaic tiled (trencadís) facade is right on Paseo de Gràcia, in the heart of Barcelona, and is part of the famous 'apple of discord' along with houses Lleó-Morera, Mulleras, Bonet and Amatller.
Casa Batlló is one of the most imaginative works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, whose buildings form an integral part of the architecture of the city. One of the most remarkable aspects of the house is the facade, characterised by its wavy walls, windows and frames, its plant motifs, its mask-shaped balconies (though some argue they look like frogs or bats) and its bony columns, which earned it the nickname Casa dels ossos ('House of bones'). The roof, equally distinctive, is made of ceramic tiles that appear to change colour depending on the angle or the time of day.
The tour of the house includes the main floor, which used to be the residence of the Batlló family, the loft (the old washing and storage rooms), the terrace, the entrance hall and the grand staircase. Video tour available at no extra cost.
The symbolism of the house: the roof of the building corresponds to the back of a dragon, and the tower, crowned by a four arm cross, represents the sword of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia), plunged into the animal's spine.
Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona
Every day, 9:00 - 21:00 (last entrance at 20:00)
If you select morning or afternoon tickets, we will choose the available time within the following time frames: morning, 9.00-14.00; afternoon, 15.00-20.00.