|Casa Batlló Façade|
From the outside the façade of Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The "Skulls" are in fact balconies and the "bones" are supporting pillars.
Gaudí used colours and shapes found in marine life as inspiration for his creativity in this building e.g. the colours chosen for the façade are those found in natural coral.
|It's worth taking a visit to see Gaudí's Casa Batlló at night, when it is illuminated.|
This building is a stunningly original work and well worth the visit. If you decide to take a look around inside you will learn how much attention to detail Gaudí spent on his designs thinking about such things as varying window size depending on how high the window is from the top of the building. In this way he could ensure uniform lighting conditions in each room of the house. The audio tour that comes with the entrance ticket gives you fascinating insights into Gaudí and his influences when designing this house.
Audio guides are available from the front desk which will give you information on each of the rooms.
How to get to Casa Batlló, opening hours and ticket prices.
The following Information was supplied thanks to Ester Orriols who works at Casa Batlló Visitor's Department.
|Location of Casa Batlló to the nearest metro stop. Click on the map for a magnified view.|
Address: Casa Batlló
Passeig de Gràcia, 43
08007 Barcelona, España.
Official Website: Casa Batlló
Metro: "Passeig de Gràcia" (Green Line, L3)
Calle Aragó-Rambla Catalunya exit. Casa Batlló is only 30 seconds walk from the metro stop IF you take the correct metro exit. Look for the exit called: Calle Aragó-Rambla Catalunya when you are leaving the metro.
VIP fast pass entry supplement: €5.00 on top of the entrance fee. However see below how you can get the VIP fast pass entry free of charge.
Casa Batlló tickets with audio guide. Avoid the queues by reserving your tickets online.
You can buy your "skip the queue" admission tickets to Casa Batlló in advance of your trip by following the link below. Your tickets also include an audio guide that explains the stories behind each room in Casa Batlló (audio guide is available in 10 languages, English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese). Each point along the audio guide is labelled with a number that corresponds to a track on the audio guide. The audio guide is excellent if you are interested in learning more about Gaudi's thought processes behind the design of this iconic masterpiece.
What is included in the entrance fee:
Visitors are led to the inside by means of an audio-guided tour available in 10 languages. (English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese) through a magnificent private staircase towards the Piano Nobile or Main Floor, former home of the Batlló's. From there you enter the Piano Nobile through the building's ordinary staircase, to ascend through the oniric Lightwell - where blue ranges from dark to the pale light, dramatically mastering the distribution of natural light- toward the attics, roof terrace and swinging chimneys. Altogether, the tour takes about one hour.
Inside Casa Batlló visitors will also find a souvenir shop with gifts that are exclusively related to the house and a wide variety of Gaudí books.
|You can clearly see the bone-like columns in this photo of the main window.|
|The coloured ceramics on the façade were influenced by the colours of natural corals.|
Opening hours: Every day, from Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 21:00 . There are some days that Casa Batlló closes at 14:00 according to the availability of the rooms.
Casa Batlló only closes officially on the 25 December and the 01 January. Easter holidays the house is open as usual.