One of Gaudi's most famous creations, it is truly fascinating outside as well as inside. One of those places you cannot leave Barcelona without visiting. Do go inside!

Review of Magic Nights

  • 'Magic Nights', held nightly from June to September, are a unique rooftop concert experience worth going for.
  • Magic nights combination tour includes entrance at 8pm [when it is crowd-free], followed by access to the terrace for an evening concert.
  • The show by a local artist lasts for an hour (9-10pm).
  • Tickets include first drink (any one from wine, cava or martini)
  • Standing only

More Visiting Tips

  • Exterior looks like a scaly dragon! Open to the public is an apartment, the attic and roof terrace.
  • Take a ride on the modernism era elevator.
  • However, access to rooftop is only via stairs.
  • You can take photographs and share with your friends from Casa Batlo using the free Wifi
  • Close to Casa Batlo are two other modernist buildings - Casa Amatller and Casa Lleó Morera. Visit them if you have time.

Fast Facts

  • Time Needed : 1-2 hours
  • Getting There:
    • Metro : L2, L3 and L4; Station :Passeig de Gràcia

FAQs : Casa Batllo

Should we go for magical nights show ?

Yes. You can experience Casa Batlló at night with exclusive live music under the stars on the beautiful, modernist rooftop terrace. Casa Batllo is famous for its dragons found on its roof. The cost also includes visit inside Casa Batllo [but you get only one hour for the tour]. From Casa Batllo, you can move on to more happening places - nightlife at Barcelona starts late at night - post midnight.

Is Casa Batllo worth going in?

|s Casa Batllo worth going in? – is a common question asked by backpackers who are on a tight budget/ We think, you will be doing yourself a disservice by not paying few euros to enter the house. The interiors is as enchanting as the exterior. Additionally, the virtual reality guide makes it even more interesting. From the ingenious ventilation in the doors to the natural light reflecting off the inner courtyard’s azure walls to the way the brass window handles are curved to fit the shape of a hand, the details inside are immense.

Casa Batllo - Interesting Facts

House of Bones

Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is one of the most recognized work of Antonia Gaudi. It is locally referred to as the House of Bones because from the outside, it appears as it is made from skulls and bones. The "Skulls" are balconies and the "bones" are pillars supporting the bones. Even the wrought iron balcony railings are painted cream color giving it an impression of having worn a mask.

Dragon lurks on the rooftop

The roof of Casa Battló is shaped like the back of a monster with large, shiny scales. Gaudi wanted to pay a tribute to the legend of the Catalonian patron saint, Saint George, and his battle with the dragon. The spire like feature on the left side of the roof represents “Ascalon”, the sword of Saint George. The bone-like features of the façade represents the bones of all of the dragon’s victims!

Current owners of Casa Batlo

The building was designed by Gaudí for Josep Batlló, a wealthy aristocrat, as an upmarket home. The family Batlló had sold the property in 1954 to the Sociedad Iberia de Seguros. In 1994 the Bernat family, the owner of Chupa Chups, purchased the building.Today, The confectioner group Chupa Chups own Casa Batllo

Magical at night

The strange resemblance of Casa Batllo is made apparent at night, when the facade glows and haunts with its bone-like skeletal structures and dramatic shadows. To take in the moment, tourists participate at the ‘magical nights’ event hosted at the rooftop of Casa Batllo

Visiting With Children

Virtual tour keeps children engrossed ~ Children under 7 visit free though they may get bored easily

Ticketing Info

To avoid waiting in line, buy your tickets onlineYou need to select a time slot at the time of booking Fast Pass: Fast Pass is an 'add-in' to the regular ticket that allows you to skip the queue to enter the Casa Batlló.[Not Recommended - if you have online ticket, you will avoid one queue. Pass allows you to skip the line to enter the building]Virtual reality enabled Smart Guide is included in the price. It takes about an hour to complete the tour of Casa Batlo with Smart Guide.

Key Highlights

Casa Batllo is the most impressive and admirable of all of Gaudi’s creations. It is visually arresting from the outside and from the inside.

Open to the public is an apartment, the attic, and the roof terrace. Gaudi’s masterful eye is beautifully reflected in the intricacies of the house, both inside and out.

Map : Casa Batllo

Other Barcelona Top 10 Attractions Near Casa Batllo are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera0.5 Km
Mercat de la Boqueria1.2 Km
Museo Picasso1.5 Km
La Sagrada Familia1.6 Km
Gothic Quarter1.6 Km
Barceloneta Beach2.4 Km
Font Magica2.5 Km
Parc Guell2.7 Km
MNAC Barcelona2.8 Km
Camp Nou Stadium and Museum3.8 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Casa Batllo:

Barcelona experts have nominated Casa Batllo as one of the absolutely unforgettable things to do in Barcelona. Casa Batllo should be on your "bucket list" when you plan the trip to Barcelona. Given the vibrancy of Barcelona, it is hard to restrict this selection of travel bucket list ideas to just top ten. The review of Casa Batllo as well as the insightful tips and Faqs have been authored by Barcelona expert.

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