If there is one building that stands out for its eccentricity in Barcelona, it is Casa Batlló. The interiors of this building are just as impressive and original as its facade. Located at 43 Passeig de Gràcia in the Illa de la Discòrdia, this building attracts many curious people every year. If the Casa Batlló is famous, its architect is even more so since it is Antoni Gaudí. It would be a shame to miss such a work of art!
- The story of its famous architect
- A surprising building in the heart of the city
- An unusual cultural visit during your stay in Spain
The story of its famous architect
Antoni Gaudí was a Spanish architect born in 1852 and died in 1926. After graduating in architecture in Barcelona, he set up his practice in this city. Already, he stood out for his genius and the originality of his ideas. If Antoni Gaudí is so famous, it is because he truly influenced the architecture of Barcelona. Indeed, the Spanish city owes him many remarkable works. Today, several of them are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Park Güel l , Palace Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, the Nativity facade and the crypt of the Sagrada Família, the crypt of Colonia Güell and finally Casa Batlló .
A surprising building in the heart of the city
It all started when Josep Batlló acquired a building that had been built in 1877 by Emilio Sala Cortes, a former teacher of Antoni Gaudí . The man trusted Gaudí to completely renovate the building in 1904. In addition to personalizing the main facade, he reorganized the interior in a very functional way. According to several architectural professionals, Casa Batlló was innovative and even avant-garde for its time.
Even if this building is the most surprising of its street, it is not the only one to be original. Indeed, other architects renovated the neighboring buildings at the same time. These were then in competition for the urban planning prize launched by the town hall of the city of Barcelona . This section is now called “The Apple of Discord”. So, when you pass through this street, don’t forget to look up at the other facades…
An unusual cultural visit during your stay in Spain
If the facade is incredible, it is only the visible face of this work of art. This is why we advise you to go through the doors of this building. Once inside, you will discover pieces that are both eccentric and ingenious, like the architect Gaudí. We let you discover for yourself this exceptional mix of shapes, colors and materials…
This building has been open to the public since 2002. To access the interior of what is now a museum, it is necessary to obtain a ticket online or directly when you arrive on site. There are skip-the-line tickets that allow you to save time and get quick access to the works. You can discover the different offers on the official website of Casa Batlló. The duration of the site visit lasts an average of one hour.
All you have to do is enjoy your visit and open your eyes wide so you don’t miss a thing…