This masterpiece of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí was built in 1906. Casa Batlló is located in Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most important streets in Barcelona. That is because there is a great influence of Catalan modernist architecture like Casa Milà (la Pedrera), Casa Lleó Morera or Casa Amatller.
Like Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Casa Batlló belongs to the naturalistic stage of Gaudí. We can appreciate the Naturalism in the soft forms and columns that simulate ocean waves, floral ornaments like shells and other elements of nature in the front. Therefore, it is a masterpiece full of symbolism and various interpretations are possible.
A total of eight floors with an area of 450 square meters make Casa Batlló an area of 4300 square meters. The design and facilities of this bourgeois residence are easily identifiable: unique furniture, borders, mosaic, chimneys and glass windows fully colorized. The architect Antoni Gaudí gave much importance to ventilation and lighting inside the house. As an example, we can find the large window of the first floor giving views over Passeig de Gràcia.
This is one of the most identifiable works of Gaudi’s buildings. Like in la Pedrera (Casa Milà), the roof of Casa Batlló has various chimneys and vents of the house. It is a very symbolic space, with a detailed design and attractive for tourists, making one of the most precious of the Casa Batlló.
Casa Batlló is part of the heritage of humanity by UNESCO since 2005. It offers the possibility to rent the plants and spaces. The main floor, the parking, the Pujol’s room, the attic and also the roof is available to rent. You can celebrate events, meetings or other events in la casa Batlló. You can check the timetable of Casa Batlló here.