Seated in the heart of the main shopping district, along with numerous big brand stores, Casa Batlló is always the sparkle of attention. Depending on your season of visit or if there is any popular festival around the corner, you’ll be lucky to see the building all dressed up in celebration of the coming joyous moment.
On a normal day, Casa Batlló looks like a garden inspired building while on a normal night, it turns into a magical building. Whatever the day or time of the year, Casa Batlló definitely stands out completely amongst its neighbours.
I most loved the look of Casa Batlló at night as it gave me a
very fairytale-like feel.
Metro: Barcelona is well connected with metro. The easiest way to get there is by metro direct. It is just a five minutes walk away from Passeig de Gràcia Metro Station.
Address: 43 Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona 08007 Spain
Website & Online Ticket Sale: https://www.casabatllo.es/en/
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 00:00 daily
Best Visiting Time: Early morning or late afternoon.
Book in Advance
As Casa Batlló is on everyone’s bucket list, it can get very crowded. It is best to purchase your ticket online to skip the queue. All you need to do is to flash your purchase confirmation email on your mobile at the entrance and your expedition begins!
Snippet of Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló is the ultimate masterpiece of Catalan Architectural genius, Antoni Gaudí, the same architect who designed the famous Sagrada Família, the Gem of Barcelona.
A house constructed for the Batlló family in the early 20th century, Casa Batlló is inspired by naturalistic and oceanic elements, glam in design and intricate with details. Every single attribute featured has its own unique meaning and interpretation.
Make good use of the automated guided tour device to help
identify all the hidden secrets.
Visitors get to witness the different revolutionary art works and admire its engineering designs from every corner. The lavish lifestyles of the Batlló family were also communicated in different sections of the house through its posh decors and furniture settings. Impressively, the building has a classy elevator too.
The colourful Dragon Terrace where the legend of
Saint George is alive!
This postcard pretty spot was what captured my attention. I love the Dragon Terrace most due to its unusual design and colour combination. Having been to Barcelona for so many times, this terrace still amazes me.
If you fell in love with the unique design of Casa Batlló at the end of your tour and wish to get some collectibles, you can head over to the souvenir shop for a quick pick. They have a wide range of Casa Batlló inspired items from magnets to jewellery.
Fun Tips Around the Corner
Out and around Passeig de Gràcia area, there are still many more exciting activities waiting for you. From sight-seeing to dining to simply strolling along the road, you’ll be kept entertained.
A road seated with many history-rich architectures, a day is not
enough to complete your adventure here.
Casa Amatller: A Catalan styled mansion integrating Germanic elements with a rigid facade that has the finest stained glass windows since its time and till this modern day.
Casa Milà: I love visiting this place on the evening. Sunsets make the whole visit even more beautiful. This is another inventive piece of Gaudí’s work, with a gorgeous rooftop instilled with exceptional designs that is of great heritage and value.
Load with choices for food, including bars for a quick snacks,
you will never run out of options.
Citrus: A restaurant in an posh setting. Try their fresh seafood Paella. It’s cheap and authentic. I love to sit by the window and watch the happenings on the street. It simply is beautiful.
Txapela: My all time favourite lunch venue. With 51 different choices of Pintxos and Bruchettas made freshly from cheese, vegetables and various kinds of meat. You’re in for a good treat.
Faborit Cafe: Specially made for sweet-tooth lovers. Don’t miss this. From its stunning palace-like interiors filled with chocolatey aroma to its innovative coffee and drinks, this is a good place to recharge and relax.
Fashion meets styles!
Whatever your favourite brands is, I’m pretty sure you’ll find them all here. Walk along Passeig de Gràcia leading up to Plaça de Catalunya. You’ll be tempted with all the prestigious designer brands studding on both sides of the road.
Next Stop: Casa Amatller
After visiting this awe-inspiring house, if your spirit is still high and hungry for more Barcelona feeds, we shall head on to our next stop which is just next door.