CASA BATLLÓ: The magic Gaudi’s building

Casa Batllo by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

Casa Batllo by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

Casa Batlló  is a building restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, built in the year 1877 and remodelled in the years 1905–1907; located at Passeig de Gràcia 43, (passeig is Catalan for promenade or avenue), part of the Illa de la Discòrdia in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia.

The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), and indeed it does have a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona.

The Casa Batlló in Barcelona building looks very remarkable — like everything Gaudí designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work.

It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues.

The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur.

A common theory about the building is that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the sword of Saint George(patron saint of Catalonia), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon.

Did you know that our Casa Maca Guest House is just a few block from there??

Address : Passeig de Gràcia, 43
Zip code : 08007
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : Eixample right
Email : info@casabatllo.cat
Website : http://www.casabatllo.es
Opening hours : Every day 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices : 18,15 € (they have special discounts)
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Passeig de Gràcia

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ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA CITY CENTER, SPAIN Our Bed and Breakfasts are situated in the best area of the amazing city of Barcelona, close to most of the important touristic attractions. We aim to give you a relaxed stay in one of our Guest Houses by providing comfortable accommodation at an affordable price and cordial service. You'll find our Bed and Breakfasts in beautiful buildings of the Catalan modernistic style. Their beautiful interiors contribute to the warm and charming stay at our Bed and Breakfast, just what you need after a busy day of sightseeing. Each morning you will enjoy our delicious self-service breakfast buffet that will get you ready for a day full of activities. Whatever your purpose is to visit Barcelona, we will do our best to make your stay a pleasant one!
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