Casa Batlló is one of the best art masterpiece of Barcelona. The architect Antonio Gaudì made the building in four years (1906-1910) for the textile magnate Josep Batlló.
The house is on the Paseo de Gracia in L’Eixample, one of the trendiest Barcelona districts. From the 1950s Casa Batlló was part of different companies and since the 1990s the current owners are Bernat family. In 1995 the house was opened to the public and became a location for events. Different specialists restored the façade, maintaining its original authenticity.
Casa Batlló has looks like part of a fairytale and is the symbol of Antoni Gaudí unique imagination. The colourful façade with animal shapes and the unique ceramic create movement. In fact, it feels like the house is alive. Above all, the exuberant and marine-inspired front creates a continuum between light and colour. The external part has with broken mosaic, from glass and tile. This was one of Gaudí’s favourite techniques, due to his interest in recycling elements.
At present, Casa Batlló is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an icon in Barcelona. In other words it is a “must” for those who want to discover Gaudí’s work. Above all, it is one of the highly rated tourist attractions, welcoming 1 million visitors every year.
This building is the expression of joy, showing an imaginary world and a unique story.
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