With the Casa Batlló in the district of Eixample Gaudí wanting the roof representing the dragon of St George's legend: the roof of Casa Battló is shaped like the back of a monster with large, shiny scales. It consists of ceramic tiles and glazed tiles on double attics. On the left the roof is limited by a tower with a four arm cross. Behind this, there are plastic shaped ventilation shafts and chimneys, to think to the guardians of the house. In the window openings are pillars in the form of bones.
Very typical for the Modernism, the Catalan Art Nouveau, is a return to natural elements which you can discover in this building. So the gently curving balconies of the Casa Batllo remind one of the waves of the sea. The entire facade is dotted with flowers.
The Casa Batllo is a modification of an existing building. It was rebuilt from the ground up by Gaudí commissioned by the industrialist Josep Batlló in 1904-1906 . Especially in the lower part of Gaudí handwriting is so overwhelming.
Barcelona's famous Art Nouveau architect, Antoni Gaudí, worked until his death at the Sagrada Familia.
Since 2005 The Casa Batlló is on the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
You will receive 20% discount on admission price with the Barcelona Card.
Here you will find the Casa Batlló on the map.
Georg died the martyrdomin in Palestine. Other sources give Ízmit in today's Turkey as a place of death. It ranks many stories and legends to the martyrs St. George. The best-known is the fight with a dragon whose breath poisoned the air in the city Silena Libya . With a sign of the cross swung his lance and George killed the dragon.
Passeig de Gràcia, 43
Phone: +34 932 160 306
Metro: L2, L3, L4, Passeig de Gràcia
Bus Turístic: Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies
July, Aug., Thu., Fr.: night visit from 21 to 24 (last entrance 23)
Normal: € 20.35, reduced: € 16.30
Children 0-6: free
Barcelona Card: 20% discount
Night entrance: € 25.00
The Casa Batllo at night.
The roof of the Casa Batlló's reminiscent of the back of a dragon and symbolizes the St. George's legend.
The inner of the Casa Batlló.