The Casa Batllo is a building designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi, leader of the Catalan Modernism. It is a complete remodelling of a pre-existing building on the site, designed by Emili Sala Cortés. It is located at number 43 Paseo de Gracia, the wide avenue that runs through the Eixample district, in the call apple of discord, because this building also houses other works of modernist architects: Amatller house that adjoins the Gaudi by Josep Puig; Lleó Morera House, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner Mulleras House by Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia, and Casa Josefina Bonet, Marcel•lià Coquillat. The building was constructed between 1904 and 1906.
The Casa Batllo is a reflection of the artistic fulfilment of Gaudi: belongs to naturalistic stage (first decade of the twentieth century), during which the architect perfected his personal style, inspired by the organic forms of nature, for what you put in practice a whole series of new structural solutions originating from the deep analyzes by Gaudí ruled geometry. He adds the Catalan artist great creative freedom and an imaginative ornamental creation: starting from a certain baroque works great wealth acquired structural shapes and volumes devoid of rational rigidity or any classic premise.
Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gracia 43, Barcelona
Visiting hours at the building:
Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm, but we recommend you check the calendar of openings, because it hosts many private events in the grounds of the Casa Batllo, so it can be closed to the public occasionally
Adults € 20.35, children 7-18 years € 16.30
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