Casa Batlló

Another Gaudi gem is the famous Casa Batlló, the colorful house located along Passeig de Gracia. Instead of a regular old tour of this house, spice up your visit and book onto the Magic Nights tour. In the evening you’ll explore the house, and afterward sit down at a table on the roof with a glass of wine or sangria and be treated to a live musical performance. Not a bad way to enjoy one of Gaudi’s most popular works in the city.

Gaudi’s earlier works were mandated by Barcelona’s richest families, and so it was that he came to restore Casa Batlló for a prominent textile merchant. This is one of the most colourful Gaudi pieces of all, one that incorporates almost every style for which he became world-renowned: curved balcony detailing, extensive use of colourful mosaic ceramic, stained glass, stone ornaments, and intricate woodwork. Overall, Casa Batlló is a spectacular architectural vision and it seems almost preposterous to know it is over 110 years old. Take a guided virtual reality tour and you can experience and envisage the mansion the way Gaudi meant it to be, before it became the tourist hive it is nowadays with most of its furnishings having been removed for preservation. A unique insight into Gaudi’s genius imagination and a wonderful precursor to his most celebrated accomplishment.

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