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Casa Batlló - Barcelona

Casa Batlló - Barcelona

Casa Batlló - Barcelona

Casa Batlló - Barcelona

Casa Batlló - Barcelona

Casa Batlló - Barcelona

Casa Batlló - Barcelona

Casa Batlló - Barcelona

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Casa Batlló is a building restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol. Built in the year 1877 and remodeled in the years 1905–1907, Casa Batllo is located at Passeig de Gràcia 43, (passeig means promenade or avenue in Catalan), part of the Illa de la Discòrdia in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia.

 

The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), and indeed it does have a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona.

 

The Casa Batlló is really remarkable — like most of the works designed by Gaudi, only identifiable as Modernism or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work.

 

It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and similar to the back of a dragon or dinosaur. A common theory about the building is that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the sword of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon.

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Casa Batlló

Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Area: Eixample right
Email: infoSPAMFILTER@casabatllo.cat
Website: Casa Batlló - Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices: 18,15 € (they have special discounts)
Phone: +34 93 488 06 66
Metro/Bus: Metro: L3 Passeig de Gràcia
Last comment
Spanish Culture
Kobe (16 Oct 2016 - 10:06)
This is really cool and really cool artwork
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5 comments

  1. Spanish Culture - Kobe (16 Oct 2016 - 10:06)

    This is really cool and really cool artwork

  2. Paseo de Gracia - Sofia (22 Dec 2015 - 10:50)

    Hello people! My name is Sofia and I live in Barcelona. Wanted recommended as resident here some of the sites I like to visit and enjoy this magnificent city. Undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions is the Gaudi modernism left us. The “sagrada familia” is a must. However, in Paseo de Gracia it’s where the path of modernism with two of the legacies left us this artist. The Casa Batllo and La Pedrera are in this street that is also beautiful and a fundamental ride.

  3. great building - Gaudi's fan (17 Apr 2014 - 10:30)

    can't describe the pleasure to discover this great monument. Gaudi was a genious. When I see design and architecture today I just realized how great this guy with no technology was. To visit absolutely while in Barcelona.

  4. mai 2012 - votre ami (21 May 2012 - 20:15)

    Tout simplement magnifique. A voir absolument.
    Il est vraiment génial ce Gaudi.

  5. unique à voir absolument - friend (22 Aug 2011 - 10:30)

    quel génie ce Gaudi.. on pense à cet endroit et on vient à Barcelone en voulant voir cette Casa Batlló. Magnifique.

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