Casa Batlló is a mythical modernist building that is one of the great masterpieces of the great Catalan architect.
In reality, it is a remodeling commissioned by its owner Josep Batlló and carried out between 1904 and 1906 of a building that already existed and was built by one of Gaudí’s masters.
For many, Casa Batlló is the best modernist building in Barcelona.
What to visit in Casa Batlló
The facade of Casa Batllo
The main façade of Casa Batlló is a spectacular work of art that once you admire it, you will never forget.
In it we must highlight its columns that are shaped like bones.
Curves and bright colors predominate throughout the façade, except for the balconies where Gaudí decided to leave the original rectangular but adding an iron railing in the shape of a mask.
It is covered with brightly colored ceramics that give it a very peculiar appearance. The facade culminates with a vault covered with ceramics in the shape of scales. Its rear facade is also remarkable.
What to see inside Casa Batlló
The interior of Casa Batlló is also fascinating, highlighting its entrance halls.
And above all, the central courtyard covered with tiles with a color gradient that goes from white at the bottom to blue at the top.
These colors make good use of the natural light that enters through the skylight at the top. Of the rest of the interior of Casa Batlló, the rich decoration and furniture that have been preserved should be highlighted.
As we have already mentioned in other articles dedicated to Gaudí ‘s buildings, the upper terrace is a very important part due to its shapes and colours. Here we have a 300 square meter terrace where the smoke outlets and ventilation towers are located. Helical and conical shapes triumph on this rooftop whose visit is essential.
You can find more information on the official website of Casa Batlló.