Casa Batllo

From: Barcelona Travel Guide

See also: Guell ParkGuell PavilionsSagrada FamiliaPlaca de Catalunya

Casa Batllo
This remarkable building was commissioned by Josep Batllo between 1904 and 1906 and was built by Antonio Gaudi, the Casa Batllo features several unique architectural elements that all come together to create a very colourful and unique building.

The Casa Batllo contains a facade that is covered with coloured ceramic tiles that form a superb mosaic upon the surface and integrate well with the protruding and curved balconies that are also present.

The roof is curved and features a turret with a cross on the top as well as several chimneys which have also been covered in ceramic tiled detailing.

The inside of the building is equally complex with modern curved arches and tiled corridors as well as winding staircases, irregular shaped windows and fireplaces are amongst some of the many unique areas of the building.

The Casa Batllo is open for much of the year and offers audio guides in several languages such as French, Italian, English, German, Chinese and Russian, that allow for more information about the viewing details of the building. There is also a shop located on the premises that has several souvenirs inspired by the Casa Batllo.

Location Of Casa Batllo
The building is located to the northwest of the El Barri Gotic area of the city, approximately 650 meters northwest of the Placa de Catalunya along the Passeig de Gracia.

Travel Guide
The Casa Batllo can be reached by subway (L3 and L4) and busses (22, 24, 28, N4 and N6) to Passeig de Gracia.