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Casa Batlló

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Casa Batlló.

Casa Batlló features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Barcelona City Guide3-day Barcelona City Guide5-day Barcelona City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of Gaudí­'s most spectacular buildings
  • Feels like being inside of a jewel
  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: (34) 932 160 306

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
All year round: 9am - 8pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 18.15 €

Public transport:

  • Subway Line 2: Passeig de Gràcia
  • Subway Line 3: Passeig de Gràcia
  • Subway Line 4: Passeig de Gràcia

Address: Pg. de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: caribb

Things you need to know:

  • Case Batlló (1906) is an imposing modernist building in central Barcelona designed by Gaudí­
  • The locals call it the House of Bones (Casa dels ossos) because of its skeletal organic look
  • The façade is decorated with colorful mosaic, running from shades of golden orange at the bottom into greenish blues at the top
  • The building has a unique arched roof that is often likened to the back of a dinosaur or dragon
  • Casa Batlló is part of a block of modernist buildings called the Apple of Discord (Illa de la Discordia)
  • The building is a reconstruction of an existing building for a middle-class family
  • Gaudí's goal seemed to be to completely avoid straight lines

What to do there:

  • Enjoy the building's imposing appearance from the outside
  • Visit the first floor apartment
  • Climb to the roof and enjoy the abstract shaped chimneys and the roof that looks like the back of a dragon
  • Enjoy the view of the neighborhood

Tips & Insights:

Casa Batlló features in these preplanned City Guides: