Casa Batlló, Barcelona

Roof detail

Roof detail

Industrialist Josep Batlló hired Gaudí in 1907 to give his plain building a facelift.

Undulating facade with bone-shaped stone pillars

Undulating facade with bone-shaped stone pillars

In the building well: the tiles are lighter and the windows larger near the bottom to allow more light

In the building well: the tiles are lighter and the windows larger near the bottom to allow more light

He ended up with a fantastic yet functional abode.

In the courtyard

In the courtyard

I’ll let the images do most of the talking.

Door

Door

Gaudí designed a new undulating façade of glass, stone and mosaics, complete with curvy windows and wavy balconies.

Ceiling detail

Ceiling detail

Sea-evoking ceiling

Sea-evoking ceiling

Window

Window

Fireplace

Fireplace

Like the facade, the interior is finished without a straight line in sight. Every piece of wood, iron and glass was exactly shaped to fit into its thought-out place.

Dragon's back and chimneys

Dragon’s back and chimneys

The roof is an interpretation of St. George and the dragon.

Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
€20/person

Pg de Gràcia 43

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