No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the impressive Casa Batlló. This work by Gaudí built between 1904 and 1906 is an icon of modernism around the world. The architect was inspired by nature to create a building with fascinating shapes, light and colors in collaboration with the best craftsmen of the time.
Casa Batlló receives more than a million visitors a year with a pioneering proposal that has been awarded as the best international exhibition of the year. It incorporates a tour of the building, the installations created by other artists based on Gaudí’s legacy and technological innovations that amplify the magic of the monument.
We tell you everything you need to know to visit Casa Batlló: what to see in its many spaces, how much the tickets cost, how to get there and more useful tips. Do you dare to delve into this modernist jewel? 😉
Guide to visit Casa Batlló
1. What to see at Casa Batlló
Visiting Casa Batlló is an incredible experience. Forget about the boring visits in which you do not understand everything that is around you. Casa Batlló has won multiple awards for its use of technology to create a great experience for visitors. Throughout the tour you will have a tablet with an audio guide that will tell you the fascinating history of all the rooms and an accompanying soundtrack, as well as many other surprises.
1.1. Gaudí Dome
The visit begins in style with an immersive experience in a dome of 1,000 screens. At Gaudí Dôme you will discover the origin of the architect’s inspiration with various elements of nature and you will be able to experience first-hand a revealing moment in the genius’s childhood.
1.2. Planta Noble
The tour continues through the noble floor of the building, where the main living room of the Batlló family’s home was located. It is an incredible place to contemplate the details of a bourgeois house from the beginning of the 20th century. There are the famous windows with wavy shapes and great views of Paseo de Gracia.
Now the house is completely restored, but you will be able to transport yourself to the past thanks to the augmented reality content that you will see through the tablet that you will carry during the visit. There are plenty of corners with surprises that will make you travel a century back in time and make you better understand Gaudí’s creative universe.
Don’t miss the views of the center of Barcelona from the top of Casa Batlló!
1.4. dragon belly
Before starting the descent to the basement of the house, you cannot miss an iconic space. We are talking about the one known as the dragon’s belly. Did you know that Casa Batlló is also known as “the House of the Dragon” due to its shapes and relationship with the legend of Sant Jordi? Under the roof there is a room full of catenary arches that will make you feel like you are inside the belly of a dragon.
1.5. Going down to the underground of Casa Batlló
The descent to the basement of Casa Batlló is really impressive. It has one of the most beautiful stairs we have ever seen, designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
1.6. Gaudi Cube
This space is designed by the new media artist Refik Anadol and, together with the Gaudí Dôme at the beginning of the tour, they are unique immersive rooms in the world that will make you enjoy your visit in a way never seen before. In Gaudí Cube you can travel to the mind of Gaudí in a room surrounded by 360º screens with very stimulating shapes and colours. A final experience that will leave you with a very good taste in your mouth!
2. How long does the tour of Casa Batlló last?
The visit to Casa Batlló is done independently with the company of the audio guide. The route is designed to be completed between 1h and 1h30min. But everything will depend on the rhythm you want to take beyond listening carefully to the narration of the audio guide. For example, there is no problem if you want to stop to contemplate all the details of the monument and make your visit a little longer.
3. How much does the entrance to Casa Batlló cost?
The entrance to Casa Batlló costs €29. Children under 12 years old enter free.
The great news is that they have a 2×1 promotion for residents of Spain. Therefore, if you visit accompanied, you will only pay half! They also offer discounts for students and users of various Barcelona tourist cards.
4. Magical nights at Casa Batlló
From March to October, you can add an extra bit of magic to your visit to Casa Batlló. The magical nights consist of a nocturnal visit followed by a concert on the roof of the house with various flamenco, jazz, soul, rumba artists… There is something for everyone! In addition, they invite you to a drink while you enjoy music on one of the most special terraces in Barcelona.
5. How to get to Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló is in the heart of Barcelona, on the famous Paseo de Gracia. You can easily get there with the L2, L3 and L4 metro lines, getting off at the Passeig de Gràcia stop. You can also use the R2 suburban Renfe line to get there quickly from Sants or Estación de Francia. In fact, as soon as you leave the train station, you will find yourself face to face with the incredible façade of this Barcelona icon.