casa battlo

the dragon house

casa battlo the dragon house

Origins of Casa Battlo

Casa Batllo, locally known as the ‘house of bones’, is a remodelling job. In 1904, Antoni Gaudi convinced the new owners he could do a re-design and they didn’t need to pull down the original building and start from scratch. Clearly a man of vision, Señor Batllo told Gaudi to do whatever he wanted. The transformation was incredible, but interestingly, Barcelona City Council chose the design as a candidate for ‘house of the year’ and then promptly gave the award to someone else!

St George and the Dragon

Inside, Gaudi renovated the first floor into a 700m² apartment for the Batllo family, added new floors and expanded the interior well to bring light to all levels of the building. Outside, the facade is an organic masterpiece of flowing masonry and the roof, with its distinctive scaly tiles and swordlike bell-tower is a homage to Catalonia’s patron saint, Sant Jordi, who according to legend, killed a dragon.

Casa Battlo Bonkers

It is, quite frankly, bonkers. Gaudi doing what Gaudi does best, so what on earth the locals thought of it a 100 years ago is anyones guess. But above all, if you do not have time to see anything else by the Catalan master while you are here, then, in our humble opinion, Casa Batllo is the one to pick.

Interior

casa battlo window gocar barcelona

Window

Inside Out

Caas Battlo & GoCar Barcelona

BARCELONA FULL DAY TOUR

explore the catalan capital
69
00
per person
  •  

DISCOVER GAUDI TOUR

a three hour tour
45
00
per person
  •  

SAGRADA FAMILIA SPECIAL

a two hour tour
55
00
per person
  •  

casa battlo opening times

nov - feb

09.00 > 18.00

mar

09.00 > 19.00

apr - sep

09.00 > 20.00

oct

09.00 > 18.00

closed

DEC 25 & 26

closed

JAN 01 & 06

casa battlo ticket/tour prices 2019

top views

The package includes:

  • Tickets to the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.
  • Visit to one of the towers: on the Nativity façade, with views of the eastern side of Barcelona, or on the Passion façade, with views of the city centre.
  • Audioguide.

gaudi's life & works

The package includes:

  • Tickets to the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.
  • Sagrada Família audioguide.
  • Ticket to Gaudí House Museum (in Park Güell).

guided tour

The package includes:

  • Tickets to the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.
  • Guided tour.

audio-guided visit

The package includes:

  • Tickets to the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.
  • Guided tour.

basic ticket

The package includes:

  • Tickets to the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.

free/discount

Free: Children 10 and under, people with accredited disability 65% or higher + 1 companion, the unemployed (Wednesdays from 2:00 pm), ICOM members. 

Discounts: students, under 30s, seniors

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