Casa Batlló

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On the number 43 on Paseo de Garcia, the Casa Batlló is one of the most impressive examples of Antonio Gaudi’s genius.

The building was originally designed in 1877 by Emilio Sala Cortés, who was Gaudi’s professor, but when the house was purchased by Josep Batlló y Casanovas at the beginning of the 20th century, the textile industrialist and his wife granted total creative freedom to Gaudí, who transformed the façade, expanded the patio of lights, and redistributed the interior, without needing to demolish the building.

The house was opened to the public in 1995, after the current owners, the Bernat family, restored the building.

This masterpiece is locally known as Casa dels Ossos, which means House of Bones, due to its skeletal appearance, full of details of Modernism and Art Nouveau.

The loft has sixty catenary arches, representing the ribcage of an animal, the roof mimics a dragon back while the tower evokes plant life and the stained-glass windows are impressive.

The fireplace in the shape of a mushroom and the prayer desk are among the most intriguing decorative elements.

Contacts & Details

Passeig de Gràcia, 43 08007


9:00 – 21:00


9:00 – 21:00


9:00 – 21:00


9:00 – 21:00


9:00 – 21:00


9:00 – 21:00


9:00 – 21:00