So… yes, Casa Batlló is my favourite building in Barcelona ❤️ Sorry, Sagrada Família!!
I can say I’m in love with this precious house. You walk up or down Passeig de Gràcia or cross Aragó Street and OH MY GOD, it is like someone is staring at you, you have to look at it and admire this piece of art.
Its colours, designs, meaning, what you can learn from this house and the creativity of Gaudí is what amazes me every time I see it.
Its interior doesn’t let you down either so you better book some time in your trip plan to visit Casa Batlló, one of the iconic attractions in Barcelona!
Casa Batlló’s history
Casa Batlló is a modernist building located in Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona and a masterpiece of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
The house was originally built in 1877 by Emili Sala i Cortés, one of Gaudí’s architecture professors. in 1903, Josep Batlló, a factory owner and businessman, bought the building and asked Antoni Gaudí some constructions in Casa Batlló and this was fully reformed between 1904 and 1906.
In the 1950s, Casa Batlló was no longer the property of the Batlló family and after several owners, since the 1990s is owned by the Bernat family. They opened the house to the public in 1995 and since then the visits have been improving and being more innovative.
In 2005, Casa Batlló was declared UNESCO World Heritage.
It is a unique example of Gaudí’s architectural genius, representing his vision of Modernism and his obsession with nature and organic forms. In the last years, it has also been related to Sant Jordi’s legend as the facade can be interpreted as it, although it wasn’t Gaudí’s intention.
How to Get to Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló is located right in Barcelona city center. Getting there is very easy, the address is: Passeig de Gràcia, 43.
You can take public transportation (either bus or metro) or walk to the location:
- Metro: the metro station is called “Passeig de Gràcia”, lines are L2 (purple), L3 (green), and L4 (yellow).
- Bus: buses 7, 22, 24, H10, V15, V17 and X1 will take you to Casa Batlló.
As always, I recommend you to use Google Maps to see how to get to the locations you are interested in as it really gets you the right time and distance 👍
Schedules, Tickets, and Types of Visits
Casa Batlló offers a variety of visiting options to suit every preference. The house is open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day, allowing you to explore at your convenience.
There are three types of visits available:
- General Visit: grants you access to the awe-inspiring interior spaces, including the legendary Noble Floor and the enchanting rooftop terrace.
Includes: audioguide, immersive experience.
Rates: Adults: from 29 € / Children -12 years old: free
Important! These rates increase by 4 € at the ticket office.
- Magic Nights: If you’re seeking a truly extraordinary experience, the Magic Nights visit takes place during summer evenings, offering a magical ambience with live music on the rooftop.
Includes: evening with audioguide, table, concert, welcome glass of cava.
Rates:Adults: from 59 €.
This visit can only be purchased online.
- Be The First Visit: With access only at 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.! You will be the first to visit Casa Batlló and experience its magic with very few visitors.
Includes: morning visit with audioguide, immersive experience, very few visitors, take your best photos.
Rates: Adults: from 45 € / Children -12 years old: free
This visit can only be purchased online.
To secure your tickets, is recommended that you book them online through the official Casa Batlló website. This way, you can conveniently choose your preferred time slot and ensure a seamless visit to this architectural gem.
So don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the wonders of Casa Batlló and witness Gaudí’s artistic brilliance firsthand.
Tips to Visit Casa Batlló
To make the most of your visit to Casa Batlló, it is recommended to follow these tips:
- Wear comfortable shoes, as there are stairs and narrow passages to explore.
- Bring a camera to capture the stunning architecture and interior design.
- Visit during the off-peak season to avoid crowds.
- Consider taking a guided tour to learn more about the history and details of Casa Batlló.
Buy the Perfect Casa Batlló Souvenir
After your visit, don’t forget to buy a souvenir to take a piece of Casa Batlló with you.
The gift shop, called Simbolic, offers a wide range of souvenirs, such as postcards, books, mugs, and replicas of Gaudí’s designs. I’m waiting for my sister to give me this mug some day… hahaha
It is open to the public, so if you don’t visit Casa Batlló (NOT recommended) you can still visit its store or check it online here.
Important Information to check before the Visit
Before visiting Casa Batlló, it is important to check the official website for any updates regarding schedules, tickets, and health and safety measures.
Currently, Casa Batlló follows all the necessary health protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all visitors.
If you can’t make it to Barcelona, you can still explore Casa Batlló through a virtual tour by clicking here. The online experience allows you to discover the interior and exterior of the building, as well as learn about its history and significance.
In conclusion, visiting Casa Batlló is an experience you should not miss. It is a true masterpiece of architecture and art that will leave you mesmerized and inspired.
So, make sure to add it to your bucket list and enjoy the Catalan vibes!