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Casa Batlló picture in Barcelona
Casa Batllo picture in Barcelona
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Casa Batlló picture in Barcelona
Casa Batllo picture in Barcelona
Balconies at Casa Batllo picture in Barcelona
Roof of Casa Batllo picture in Barcelona
Inside Casa Batllo picture in Barcelona

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  • 23.50 euros (about $28.30) for adults; 20.50 (about $24.70) for kids 7-18; free for kids 7 and younger
  • 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

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  • Sightseeing Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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    4.0
  • Facilities
    3.5
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    4.5

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The details highlighted in Casa Batlló show famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí at his best. Of all the Gaudí apartments in Barcelona, this is probably the most recognized (it's also a UNESCO World Heritage site). Sitting down the street from Casa Milà, Casa Batlló is known for its vibrant colors, intricate tile work and skeletal terraces. The unconventional façade is inspired by the legend of St. George, whose story is famous for slaying a dragon to save the princess. The roof in particular depicts the dragon's scaly back while the skeletal balconies and boney windows are said to represent the dragon's previous victims (the legend goes that someone would be sacrificed every day so the dragon wouldn't take the whole town). After you've taken the time to absorb the monstrous amount of detail used on the outside of the building, stop inside to tour the equally eye-catching interiors, including the Noble Floor, which was once home to the Batlló family. With your ticket, you're also able to access the roof to check out Gaudí's admirable mosaic work up close, including those on the dragon's back and the roof's many colorful chimneys. 

Travelers who visited Casa Batlló found it to be a masterpiece. While it may be tempting to stay outside and admire the house's details for free, many visitors said it's more than worth the extra coin to explore the inside of the building. Travelers who did so were not only wowed by the architecture but impressed with the audiovisual guide as well (provided with the ticket), which showed pictures of the building from more than 100 years ago for visitors to compare. The only complaint visitors had were the crowds. Travelers highly recommend getting a skip-the-line style ticket online to avoid waiting in long queues. They also said if you can get there early, do so, as some said having to jostle through throngs of people inside took away from their experience.

You can visit Casa Batlló every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Regular admission costs 23.50 euros (about $26.50) and skip-the-line tickets cost 28.50 euros (around $31.50). The closest metro stop is Passeig de Gracia (servicing purple, green and orange lines). For more information, check out Casa Batlló's website.

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