Casa Batlló, Barcelona

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Passeig de Gràcia 43 93 488 06 66
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    CASA BATLLO

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    This is the most interesting [to me anyway!] of the three buildings. It was designed by the famous Modernist Gaudi. The facade has this almost spilt oil look about it and the colours really shine when the sun hits them.

    You can pay to go inside but I just had a look at the outside. Apparently the exterior tells the legend of St George, the Catalan patron saint. The blue & green on the walls is like the scales of thr dragon, while the curved roof is its crested back.

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    CASA BATLLO

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    My favourite features of Casa Batllo are the balconies. Apparently they are supposed to represent the skulls and bones of the dragons victims! The house even has the nickname "house of bones". They look really cool though, such an unusual feature

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Casa Batlló

    by grayfo Updated Jun 7, 2016

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    Casa Batlló was built by Antonio Gaudi in 1877 and restored between 1904 and 1906, and is as interesting as the more popular La Pedrera which also happens to be on the same road. Known locally as Casa dels ossos the building appears void of any straight lines with a front decorated in broken ceramic tiles. Inside Casa Batlló visitors can visit the mezzanine floor, which was the former home of the Batlló family, and the attic and rooftop with its undulating chimneys. Within the building there is also a souvenir shop with exclusive gifts and a wide variety of Gaudi books.

    Sunday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

    Adults: 22.50 EUR (includes audio guide)

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    September 2005, updated September 2015

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43, Barcelona 08007

    Directions: Casa Batlló is located 3 blocks down from Casa Milla, on the opposite side of the street. The nearest Metro: L3 (Passeig de Gracia)

    Phone: +34 (0) 93 48 80 66 6

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es

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    Casa Batlló

    by GracesTrips Updated Nov 1, 2015

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    This was a home re-designed by Antoni Gaudi. The first thing you notice is the whimsical design and colors used throughout this enormous living space. Then you appreciate his design of incorporating natural light into the living space not only as functional but as aesthetically pleasing. I wish the home was furnished because then we could have had a sense how one would have lived in this beautiful home. There is a lift (elevator) but for most, you will need to climb a lot of stairs. I mostly enjoyed the windows and looking out onto the street. What a beautiful way to live and this was back in 1904. Absolutely amazing.

    You can see more photos on my travelogue.

    There is a rather large gift shop as you exit the house. The cost to enter is 21,5 € per adult in 2015.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Dragon Backed

    by DEBBBEDB Updated Jul 21, 2015

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    My grandmother told me about this house by Gaudi where the roofline represents the dragons back, and the cross was St. George's sword slaying the dragon. I took these pictures from the Bus Turistic, and my pictures are better than hers (!)

    Barb (mom - daughter of grandmother) visited the inside and added some photos of the interior in 2015. The fireplace with seating nooks on each side, the ocean wave form in the ceiling - these are some of the sights to see inside.

    General ticket Adult (+18) 21.5 €

    Visits include the Noble Floor (the former residence of the Batlló family), the Loft (the former store rooms and laundry rooms), the Roof Terrace with the famous backbone of the dragon slain by Sant Jordi, and the area which was once the communal stairwell. It finishes with the entrance hall and the main staircase.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Casa Batllo - A Gaudi Icon

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 5, 2015

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    This Gaudi design is a restyle of the Casa Batllo in which he added 2 storeys and changed its outer skin.

    The first floor covers a surface area of 1,300sq metres and reserved for the Mila Family.It has 35 rooms.

    The upper storeys are divided into 3 or 4 apartments.

    The photos display the genius of Gaudi.

    Open every day of the year, Adult Entrance fee in excess of 20 Euro per person.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 216 03 06

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/en/

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    Casa Battlò

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jun 4, 2014

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    Casa Batlló is one of the best-known houses designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, built 1877 in a modernist/art-nouveau-style (with a few later additions). Remarkable features of Casa Battlò (named after a previous owner) is the "rippled" facade decorated with coloured ceramic tiles, the lack of "straight" lines in the house, implying the use of "natural" forms, the "Noble Floor", beautiful skylights and an arched roof (open to the public, with panoramic views of Barcelona) that resembles the back of a dragon. Casa Battlò is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Manzana de la Discordia - Batlio's House

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 22, 2013

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    Casa Batlló is a renowned and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces.
    In 1904-1906 Gaudi has constructed the house of textile industrialist Batlio Casanovas. The narrow spotty facade from multi-coloured tiles has Gaudi typical for constructions the rounded forms. Convex lattices of balconies with apertures in the form of eyes are similar to masks.

    You can watch my 3 min 16 sec Video Barcelona Passeig de Gracia Modernismo Catalana out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    Address: 35, 41 & 43 Passeig de Gracia

    Directions: You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 23' 30.70" N 2° 9' 54.36" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Manzana de la Discordia Batlio's House.

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    The house with the magic mushroom roof

    by muratkorman Written Jul 21, 2012

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    Casa Batllo is one of Gaudi's masterpieces located on Passeig de Gracia. The amazing facade and roof design get your attention immediately. For some reason, the roof reminds me of magic mushrooms in fairy tales (not Amsterdam!!!). We decided to visit La Pedrera with my wife and we just took some pictures of Casa Batllo during day and night. The entrance fee is 19.90 Euro per person. To avoid the queues, you can buy your ticket online from the website link provided below.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Modernisme Casa Battlo

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Jun 6, 2012

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    The original house at this site was constructed in 1877 and then purchased in 1900 by the textile owner Josep Battlo. Since the house had a good central location he wanted to redevelop or rebuild the house into something special. So in 1904 he hired Antonio Gaudi who convinced Battlo that only a refurbishment of the house was necessary. The refurbishment took only two years. The resulting house was imaginative, allowed for additional light, added many interesting balconies, and the outside took on the form of a spine of an animal. The house after it was refurbished was quite controversial in Barcelona. After several additional refurbishments the house was open to the public for viewing beginning in 2002.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Under the Sea

    by akikonomu Written Apr 19, 2012

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    Entering the place is like being transported to Disney's Little Mermaid film set. The pillars of the building resemble corals and doorways, waves. Put your imagination to full use to truly appreciate the fantastical architecture.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Casa Batllo - Bold and Beautiful

    by aussirose Written Jan 21, 2012

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    When Gaudí graduated in 1878 from Barcelona’s School of Architecture, the director announced: “Gentlemen, we are here today in the presence of either a genius or a madman.”

    Well I think Gaudi was a genius! His architecture is simply stunning!

    This was my favourite work of art by Gaudi. It is located not far from the Placa de Catalunya or you can get off at the first bus stop on either the red or blue tourist bus from Placa de Catalunya.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Batllo Casa

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 3, 2011

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    The building was first built in 1877, and Antonio Gaudi restored it in 1904-06. It has a Modern/Art Nouveau look for the contemporary and unique design. The roof line is said to look like a dragon or dinosaur (?). The facade has a lot of mosaics with strange designs and line, as well as balconies of odd shape. The top chimney is presented to be Saiont George slaying the dragon with his sword-hint that the the cross and turret on top-but I cannot see it in my imagination.
    The outrageous price to enter is 18,15 Euro, and I personally would not pay for that, especially since the wait exceeded one hour, and closer to 2 hours outside when we were there at 2PM. It is open 9-9PM daily every day of the year.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66http://www.casabatll

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

    View of the balconies sticking out from the front Picture of the front and its unique curves Close up of the balconies
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    Casa Batllo, Facade

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 13, 2011

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    If Barcelona is known for anything aside from the beautiful city itself, the friendly people, the nightlife in the Barri Gotic/El-Born area and of course the wonderful weather, it is for one particular person, GAUDI. Even a person who does not follow the "arts", like me, knows this name and Gaudi's art was in the living spaces he built.
    In the next few sections I will be sharing some of the things that we saw in Barcelona, the Casa Batllo is just one of them.
    The entrance price is listed at 18.15 Euro per person, we paid 14.55 per person, a savings of 7.20 Euro because we had our Barcelona Card.
    Don't forget to take an audio guide which will help you learn more on your visit.

    For more specific information, take a look at the Casa Batllo website, and also these sites:
    http://www.casabatllo.es/
    http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/gaudi/casa-batllo.html
    http://www.aviewoncities.com/barcelona/casabatllo.htm

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.
    Alternative website for tickets: www.casabatllo.cat

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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    Casa Batllo, windows

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 12, 2011

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    As I was photographing this window in the main living area at Casa Batllo, I wondered to myself if you would notice that there IS an outside or only the window. Some windows were only to let light in, others to let you see into another room. Even the partition between rooms were a de"light". Not a straight line in any of them, even the frame waves and contorts to pull your eyes to LOOK out or at the window.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

    Directions: Take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia, or bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 43 or 44.

    Phone: 93 488 06 66

    Website: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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  • Dec 24, 2015 at 3:34 AM

    Sure you know the house Batllo and La Pedrera. These buildings are two of the greatest jewels of Barcelona. Located in Paseo de Gracia street where most works of Catalan modernism are also found. Must visit them if you come here (to me more beautiful at night).