Tourist Information Guide

Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí

Page Content

Casa Batlló Façade is a stunning beautiful Gaudí creation.
Casa Batlló Façade
Casa Batlló is one of the two great buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí on Passeig de Gràcia, the other being La Pedrera.

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.

Gaudí Casa Batlló at night
It's worth taking a visit to see Gaudí's Casa Batlló at night, when it is illuminated.
The building was designed by Gaudí for Josep Batlló, a wealthy aristocrat, as an upmarket home. Señor Batlló lived in the lower two floors with his family and the upper floors were rented out as apartments.

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 for a magnified view of this map
Location of Casa Batlló to the nearest metro stop. Click on the map for a magnified view.

Casa Batlló
Passeig de Gràcia, 43
08007 Barcelona, España.

How to get to 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.

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Casa Batlló is "Casa Batlló" with the Barcelona City Tour "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus

Public bus

Passeig de Gràcia / Aragó: 7, 22, 24, V15
València / Passeig de Gràcia: 20, H10

Car parking

Car Park Car parking near Casa Batlló

Entrance Fee: €28.50
An audio guide is included in the entrance price.

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.

Official Website: Casa Batlló

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.

Skip the queue entrance tickets to Casa Batlló with audio guide.

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.

Casa Batlló main window supported by bone like supports.
You can clearly see the bone-like columns in this photo of the main window.

The coloured ceramics on the façade were influenced by natural corals.
The coloured ceramics on the façade were influenced by the colours of natural corals.

Opening hours: 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.

Pictures of Casa Batlló

Back To The Top Of The Page