The modernist Casa Batlló

Barcelona is full of historical monuments and buildings. One of such buildings is Casa Batlló, a building located at Passeig de Gràcia, the center of Barcelona. Not only will you be able to find a great hotel in Barcelona center, but you have this elegantly built structure reflecting the history of the city.

Casa Batlló was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2005, and today, it is visited by tourists from all over the world. This masterpiece was designed by the great catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It has a unique view from the outside, which makes you feel as if the building has been made using skulls as balconies and bones as supporting pillars. The colors used in this building are inspired by marine life. Gaudí used colors that are found in natural coral.

If you are the kind of person who admires details, then you should visit this beautiful building to observe the amount of details that Gaudí used in designing and decorating all the different spaces. Gaudí considered very precise details such as a variation on window size relative to the height of the window from the base. By considering such details, he was able to ensure uniformity in lighting across the rooms.

You should take your children together to visit Casa Batlló as it will allow them to learn about the history of Barcelona and its architecture. The house also tells us about the lifestyle of the rich in the past along with the genius of Antoni Gaudí.

You can have audio guides made available to you from the front desk, where you will also get information regarding the design, history, and architecture of each room, allowing you to live an incredible immersive experience. The entrance fee is thirty-five euros. You will also get an audio guide with an explanation regarding each room in 10 different languages.

This tour is a must on your travel itinerary, and on the “Gaudí route” as well,  to get to know the culture and identity of the city, alongside with trying local food and enjoy the sunny mild weather all year round.

This tour shall be one of the great experiences you, as a tourist, would have while your stay in Barcelona. However, we want you to explore the outskirts and other parts of Barcelona as well; therefore, we recommend you to keep checking other posts of our blog Casa Vaganto so you don’t miss the best secret spots and activities to do.

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