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Located in the centre of Barcelona on the Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batlló is one of the most important projects by Antoni Gaudí, the renowned Catalan architect who built some of Catalonia’s most iconic sightsFriday, 31 May 2019

Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló

Located in the centre of Barcelona on the Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batlló is one of the most important projects by Antoni Gaudí, the renowned Catalan architect who built some of Catalonia’s most iconic sights, such as La Sagrada Família and La Pedrera.

Built between 1904 and 1906, Casa Batlló stands out thanks to its creative facade, making it the architect’s most colourful masterpiece. This is true not only for the outside, but especially for the inside; in every corner visitors will find details inspired by the natural world. It’s also a masterclass in revolutionary building techniques, which highlight the importance of natural light and how it plays with the building’s many colours.

Casa Batlló only opened to the public in 2002 and was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. Furthermore, Gaudí’s gem was recognised as a National Historic Monument in 1969; an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Regional Government of Catalonia in 1987; was awarded the Europa Nostra Prize for heritage conservation in 2000; and received an IBOCC Prize by the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals in 2008.

The Passeig de Gràcia is the city’s most luxurious shopping street, where visitors can indulge in some retail therapy among some of the world’s most iconic high-end brands. Another highlight of this bustling avenue is the Illa de la Discòrdia — the ‘Block of Discord’ — where the styles of each of Barcelona’s most important modernist architects can be admired: Puig i Cadafalch (who designed the Casa de les Punxes), Enric Sagnier (Casa Mulleras), Domènech i Muntaner (Palau de la Música) and, of course, Gaudí’s Casa Batlló.

A visit to this cultural landmark is now a truly 21st-century experience. Guests can explore the building with an augmented reality video guide — a unique device that allows visitors to discover what the house looked like when the Batlló family still lived there. It also helps visitors to better understand all the symbolism created by Gaudí and many other features that would otherwise remain undiscovered. Casa Batlló has become a legend within the field of art, architecture and the universal design of all times, with more than a million visits every year.

DON'T MISS

Magic Nights: exclusive visits during summer nights that end with a glass of wine and a concert on the terrace

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES

• Augmented reality video guide available in over 10 languages
• Venues available for private events

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