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Impressive but somewhat overpriced

Casa Batllo is one of the most popular places to visit in Barcelona and the graceful curves and decorative wrought iron balconies of its facade have become something of an icon for the city of Barcelona. The palatial home was built by modernist and Catalan native son Antoni Gaudi whose able hands led to the creation of many of the city's other iconic landmarks like the Park Guell or the Sagrada Familia.

Casa Batllo was built to echo the forms and colors of the Catalan seashore, a motif easily seen in the spirals of the seashell-esque chandelier in the main salon and the turquoise tiles in the interior patio. Across its four floors and rooftop terrace, visitors are taken through wave-like curved staircases, elegant sitting rooms, and whitewashed arched galleries that recall the Mediterranean fishing villages which dot the coast of Catalonia.

However, is it worth it? Taking into account that the entrance fee is around 20€ (much more than the infinitely more spectacular Sagrada Familia) and the only discounts are for documented students and Catalan residents, I'd say this is one sight which travelers should probably skip. Half the charm of Casa Batllo is its exterior and unless you're an architecture connoisseur or Gaudi fanatic, the visit simply isn't worth the price. If you do decide to visit, make sure to take one of the free audio-guides as they really help add historical and artistic context to the home. If you're looking for a souvenir, you can also take a selfie on the home's trademark central balcony but, at 12€ or so for a printed copy, it's a souvenir I decided to skip.
Chris
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Of the most spectacular urban facades

Building located on Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, in the "manzana de la discordia", popularly called this way because of the disparity of styles in the different buildings. What in the beginning was a mere alteration of a building became an opportunity for Gaudí to create one of his most poetical and decorative works.

The current Casa Batlló is the result of the total alteration of a conventional house. Gaudí was given the job of renovating Josep Batlló i Casanovas' (textile industrial) building. On this basis, Gaudí built this surprising house, one of the most special and with most fantasy in Barcelona.

Inside, the spaces were completely reorganized in order to get more natural ventilation and lighting (the courtyard is covered by a progressively lighter ceramic as you go from the terrace to the ground floor in order to get the most uniform lighting possible). Outside, Gaudí created one of the most spectacular and brilliant urban facades in the world. He used typical modernist building elements like ceramic, stone, forged iron with an incredible result. The facade is impressive during the day and at night, if it is illuminated.
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The most contemporary catalan architecture

Since we only had one afternoon to visit Barcelona, we decided to get to know the most representative place of the city. So if we're talking about what best represents Barcelona, one of the first things that comes into mind is Modernism. And you can't mention Modernism without mentioning one of the greatest exponents of modernist architecture, Antoni Gaudí.

One of the most representative buildings and one of his masterworks is without a doubt the Casa Batlló. Located right in the business center, in Paseo de Gracia, the modernist facade matches perfectly with the more contemporary Catalan architecture. None of us had seen something of the like before, so when we arrived at the facade it looked impressive.

From the beginning you can notice the clear inspiration of nature in this architect's work. From the windows and the gazed tiles imitating the waves of the sea, to the rails imitating the branches of a tree. The way the rooms are illuminated and the way lights make narrow hallways look huge is impressive. When we got to the terrace, we discovered incredible views of the city as well as the chimneys decorated in the artist's peculiar style. Sublime.
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Emblem of universal modernism

Another brilliant idea of the master Gaudí is the Casa Batlló, arranged by the Catalan in the form of the alteration of a building of 1875. Considered real architectural poetry, this building shows singular shapes that could only be designed thanks to the Catalan architect's genius.

The glazed facade, of organic and almost animal shapes make thousands of visitors every day. It also has an exhibition room and cultural visits in various languages. As an emblem of universal Modernism, this building has various spaces for different activities, for example the Jujol and Punta Noble halls, the attic, the terrace, and the curious chimneys.

The colors are incredibly appealing, as well as the finishing touches run personally by the architect to preserve the magic and personality thought for this construction of the beginning of the 20th century. More than 2,500 square meters are the proof that this place deserved the UNESCO World Heritage title in 2005, a modernist wonder located in the no less wonderful and elegant Paseo de Gracia of Barcelona.
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Nothing is a coincidence

Now that sustainability is a trending topic I find out many things were already invented, this house is an example: everything there is designed to keep the heat, provide ventilation to all rooms, making the most of natural light, etc. Nothing is a coincidence, and it was Gaudí who thought all this and modeled it with his own hands many years ago.
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El despertar de la casa batlló

On October 21, 2012 I had the opportunity to go to the Passeig de Grácia where they projected this spectacular show on Casa Batlló. I have never been inside before, which is one of my plans this summer.

The outside architecture of this house is amazing, and I have no doubts that it will be as mesmorizing inside as out.

This 3D show was an tribute to Gaudi himself but and was visualized as a story of the legendary Sant Jordi.
Emelie Lofqvist
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Casa battlo

This building is among Gaudi's best, a magical place just made for photography.
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A cottage faces but really

In Batll ​​home is hard to find straight lines. Even the architectural details ms currents have a special something. The facade is spectacular with its anthropomorphic details: columns that seem bones, balconies that look like eyes ... although it's a shame that is facing north, because the backlight makes more difficult to appreciate the details, colors ... But if the facade is beautiful, unique, original, the interior is spectacular. It is true that the entry is expensive. Very expensive: 21.5 euros per adult ticket, as I write this. But you can not go to Barcelona and Batll ​​not enter the house. I think the photographs of the interiors speak for s alone: ​​wood windows with curved shapes, handles, peephole in the door, fireplace, ceilings, skylights, stairs ... Until the courtyard is beautiful. After touring the parabola-shaped arches of the plant under cover, perfectly lit as the rest of the building, got to the roof, where open our mouths still stunned by the original decoration of the chimneys and roof, which seems crest a dragon on a skin covered with scales. Also visit a housing containing furniture and furnishings.

Una casita de muñecas pero de verdad

En la casa Batlló es difícil encontrar líneas rectas. Hasta los detalles arquitectónicos más corrientes tienen un algo especial. La fachada es espectacular, con sus detalles antropomorfos: columnas que parecen huesos, balcones que parecen ojos... aunque es una pena que esté orientada al norte, porque el contraluz hace más difícil apreciar los detalles, los colores... Pero si la fachada es preciosa, única, original, el interior es espectacular. Es verdad que la entrada es cara. Muy cara: 21,5 euros la entrada de adulto, cuando escribo esto. Pero no se puede ir a Barcelona y no entrar en la casa Batlló. Creo que las fotografías de los interiores hablan por sí solas: las ventanas de madera con formas curvas, los tiradores, la mirilla de la puerta, la chimenea, los techos, las claraboyas, la escalera... Hasta el patio es precioso. Después de recorrer los arcos con forma de parábola de la planta bajo cubierta, perfectamente iluminada como el resto del edificio, llegamos a la azotea, donde todavía abrimos la boca pasmados ante la original decoración de las chimeneas y el tejado, que parece la cresta de un dragón, sobre una piel cubierta de escamas. También se visita una vivienda que contiene los muebles y enseres antiguos.
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The house dragn

Graciously invited by the marketing team of Casa Batllo, I set out to see which is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic buildings not only in Barcelona but also in Spain. Although I had read a lot about the house, little could imagine the wonders he would look into it. And not just for the building itself, well worth a day or even a life to enjoy it, but had the added value of testing a new device that allowed the visit became a whole fascinating experience. But come on gradually. Upon entering we deliver a tablet with a magical performance. The innovative video tour, you will definitely replace the obsolete audio guides us into the world of virtual and augmented reality so we can see the furniture in its greatest splendor filled the now empty rooms and something even more surprising, contemplating how they appear before our astonished eyes the dozens of organic forms such as turtles, dragons and plants that inspired the genius of Gaudi unmatched in designing the house. Simply direct the aim of the tablet to the ceilings, walls, chimneys or windows appear incredible to watch, sinuous, colorful and extravagant ways that make visiting Batllo becomes an experience unparalleled in the world. Gradually we're abandoning observation and let our senses are immersed in the visit. We do not know if our new isolate gaudiano world or share with our fellow travelers. We can only continue to visit while keeping your eyes peeled for that not to miss even one of the details that we want to give Casa Batllo. So, we went through a staircase handrail which is a serpentine creature that leads to the main floor of the building, lit by skylights become turtles swimming around us. We then entered the grand dining room overlooking the street and large windows which let in a blinding light. Roofs with rounded shapes, beautiful windows of colored glass and hardwoods, give us an idea of ​​the wealth they had to enjoy his family more prosperous times. We go through rooms that seem empty, but the new tablet full of great furniture elements such as the rest of the house, also designed by Gaudí great. Every moment and we have to go through the famous Patio Lights, which in my opinion is the most beautiful staircase in the world neighbors. As we were ascending from the depths of the Mediterranean Sea and the light approaching the surface, the same way they change the tiles from the walls they want, and get, mimic the colors of the water. The windows facing the courtyard are small works of art in themselves, viewpoints into the abyss of a Mare Nostrum apparently does not want to separate from the house. We climbed a little to bring us into the bowels of the building, the less flashy but equally beautiful and magnetic part. We see the old storage rooms and laundry rooms, hallways that communicated with an architectural solution for supporting roofs based catenary arches of an admirable beauty and we are gradually bringing us in space and in fantasy. Appear as if by magic on the fabulous rooftop space that is populated by eerie creatures and forms of charm. We approached the front, where rests the precious dragon of St. George, who lives in the house and reportedly executed them holy, but I, I can ensure you are alive. Let me pet him, touch his powerful and strong spine scales, see what he sees, enter your tummy becomes a water tank for a moment to share his role as protector of Barcelona, ​​as pure spirit of imagination artist who created it. I turn around and see you watching me. Are soldiers, perhaps? We look at its size and helmets. But transform before me and I see that you are a regiment of 27 fireplaces decorated with the brilliant procedure "trencadis" pieces of pottery and tiles that shine like the sun shields. It's time to leave the house, but before that, we enjoyed a wonderful spectacle, combining classical music and ballet clear Spanish inspiration and takes place in the beautiful backyard of the building. Nits are magiques Casa Batllo, that summer filled with art, color and music Barcelona nightlife. We return to the street, to our normal lives, as separate and away from the fantasy of Gaudí. But again note that we observed. We look back and the house seems to move, stir, turn in itself. She's alive! There is another building is a living being that has ensnared us forever in his gut ... Curious, it seems that one of the eyes that make the masks of the balconies has been closed for a moment, in a nod to us makes the house to remind us that will be there for a long tiempo..Quizá for eternity because it is known only vital and strong. Powerful as the unparalleled genius of Antonio Gaudi.

La casa del dragón

Gentilmente invitado por el equipo de marketing de Casa Batlló, me dispuse a conocer la que es sin duda una de las más emblemáticas construcciones no sólo de Barcelona sino también de España.

Aunque había leído mucho sobre la casa, poco podía imaginarme las maravillas que iba a contemplar dentro de ella. Y no sólo por la edificación en sí misma, que bien merece un día entero e incluso una vida para disfrutarla, sino que tenía el valor añadido de probar un nuevo dispositivo que permitía que la visita se convirtiera en toda una experiencia fascinante. Pero vamos poco a poco.

Al entrar nos entregan una tablet con un funcionamiento casi mágico. La innovadora videoguía, que sin duda sustituirá a las ya obsoletas audioguías, nos introduce en el mundo de la realidad virtual y aumentada para que podamos ver el mobiliario que en su momento de mayor esplendor llenaba las estancias ahora vacías y algo aún más sorprendente, contemplar cómo aparecen ante nuestros atónitos ojos las decenas de formas orgánicas como tortugas, dragones y plantas que inspiraron la genialidad del incomparable Gaudí a la hora de diseñar la casa.

Basta dirigir el objetivo de la tablet hacia los techos, paredes, chimeneas o cristaleras para observar cómo surgen formas increíbles, sinuosas, coloridas y extravagantes que hacen que la visita a Batlló se convierta en una experiencia sin par en el mundo.

Paulatinamente nos vamos abandonando a la observación y dejamos que nuestros sentidos se sumerjan en la visita. No sabemos si aislarnos en nuestro nuevo mundo gaudiano o compartirlo con quien nos acompaña. Sólo podemos continuar la visita manteniendo los ojos bien abiertos para que no dejen pasar ni uno sólo de los detalles que Casa Batlló nos quiere regalar.

Así, pasamos por una escalera cuyo pasamanos es un serpenteante reptil que nos lleva hasta la planta noble del edificio, iluminada por unas claraboyas que se convierten en tortugas que nadan a nuestro alrededor. Entramos luego en el magnífico comedor que da a la calle y cuyas grandes cristaleras dejan pasar una luz cegadora. Los techos, con formas redondeadas, las preciosas cristaleras de coloridos vidrios y las maderas nobles, nos dan una idea de la riqueza que tuvo que disfrutar la familia en sus tiempos más prósperos.

Vamos pasando por estancias que parecen vacías, pero que la nueva tablet llena de elementos de mobiliario tan geniales como el resto de la casa, diseñados también por el genial Gaudí.

A cada momento debemos y tenemos que pasar por el famoso Patio de Luces, que en mi opinión es la escalera de vecinos más hermosa del mundo. Como si estuviéramos ascendiendo desde las profundidades del mar Mediterráneo y acercándonos a la luz de la superficie, de la misma manera van cambiando los azulejos de las paredes que quieren, y consiguen, imitar los colores del agua. Las ventanas que dan al patio son pequeñas obras de arte en sí mismas, miradores a los abismos de un Mare Nostrum que parece no querer separarse de la casa.

Subimos un poco para introducirnos en las entrañas del edificio, en su parte menos llamativa pero igual de hermosa y magnética. Vemos los antiguos trasteros y lavaderos, los pasillos que los comunicaban con una solución arquitectónica para soportar los techos a base de arcos catenarios de una belleza admirable y poco a poco nos vamos elevando en el espacio y en la fantasía.

Aparecemos como por arte de magia en el fabuloso espacio que constituye la azotea, poblada por seres y formas de inquietante encanto. Nos acercamos a la fachada, donde descansa el precioso dragón de San Jorge, que habita en la casa y que según se dice ajustició el santo, pero que yo, puedo asegurar que está vivo. Me deja acariciarlo, tocar sus poderosas escamas y su vigoroso espinazo, ver lo que él ve, entrar en su panza que se convierte en un depósito de agua, compartir por un momento su papel como protector de Barcelona, como espíritu puro de la imaginación del artista que lo creó. Me doy la vuelta y veo que me vigilan. ¿ Son soldados, quizá? Lo parecen por su porte y sus cascos. Pero se transforman ante mí y veo que son un regimiento de 27 chimeneas decoradas mediante el genial procedimiento del "trencadis", trozos de cerámica y azulejo que brillan como corazas al sol.

Es hora de salir de la casa, pero antes de eso, disfrutamos de un espectáculo maravilloso, que combina música clásica y ballet de clara inspiración española y que tiene lugar en el precioso patio posterior del edificio. Son las Nits Mágiques de la Casa Batlló, que durante el verano llenaron de arte, color y música la noche barcelonesa.

Volvemos a la calle, a nuestra vida normal, tan separada y alejada de la fantasía de Gaudí. Pero de nuevo notamos que nos observan. Miramos atrás y la casa parece moverse, agitarse, revolverse en sí misma. ¡Está viva! No es un edificio más es un ser vivo que nos ha atrapado para siempre en sus entrañas...

Que curioso, parece que uno de los ojos que forman las máscaras de los los balcones se ha cerrado por un momento, en un guiño que nos hace la casa para recordarnos que seguirá ahí por mucho tiempo..Quizá para toda la eternidad porque se sabe única, vital y fuerte. Poderosa como el genio del inigualable Antonio Gaudí.
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Batll ​​house (1904-1906). a dialogue between light, color and freedom.

The Batllo House, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 2005, is the architectural gem of Antoni Gaud. Landmark of Modernism in Barcelona, ​​more than a building, it is a myth of art, architecture and design of all time. Under the facade - unique, singular and exceptionally, are architectural details that dialogue again and again with light, color and shapes of nature. Diseada with ms absolute creativity and the collaboration of the best craftsmen in the small, the Batllo House expresses a surprising conceptual freedom and an unusual Formal perfection. His evocative sea strength and magic, combined with more refined succession of its architectural and artsticos details make today one of the most admired works of the great Catalan architect. Batllo House, open 365 days a year, seduces visitors with its extreme design, the repertoire of visual solutions and creative use of materials and alegricos values ​​and fascinates all who seek the Fantstico, theatrical and vital.

Casa batlló, (1904 - 1906). un diálogo entre la luz, el color y la libertad.

La Casa Batlló, declarada Patrimonio Mundial por la UNESCO en el año 2005, es la joya arquitectónica de Antoni Gaudí. Punto de referencia del modernismo en Barcelona, más que un edificio, es un mito del arte, de la arquitectura y del diseño de todos los tiempos.

Bajo su fachada - única, singular y excepcional- , se encuentran detalles arquitectónicos que dialogan una y otra vez con la luz, el color y las formas de la naturaleza.

Diseñada con la creatividad más absoluta y con la colaboración de los mejores artesanos de la época, la Casa Batlló se expresa con una libertad conceptual sorprendente y una perfección formal inusual. Su fuerza evocadora al mar y la magia, unida a la sucesión más refinada de sus detalles arquitectónicos y artísticos la convierten hoy una de las Obras más admiradas del genial arquitecto catalán.

Casa Batlló, abierta los 365 días del año, seduce a sus visitantes por su diseño extremo, por el repertorio de soluciones visuales y por el uso creativo de sus materiales y valores alegóricos y fascina a todos los que buscan lo fantástico, lo teatral y lo vital.
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Spectacular facade

This building is one of Gaudi's modernist pearls that can be seen on the Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona. The building is inspired by the legend of Sant Jordi, but if you have imagination you can also see bones, flowers, helmets, and endless details of nature. On the 10th anniversary of the public opening videos were projected onto the facade, in a show of light and color.

Espectacular fachada

Este edificio de Gaudí es otra de las perlas modernistas que se pueden ver en el Passeig de Gràcia de Barcelona.
El edificio está inspirado en la leyenda de Sant Jordi, pero si uno tiene imaginación también puede ver huesos, flores, yelmos, y un sinfín de detalles de la naturaleza.
Con motivo del 10 aniversario de la apertura al público se proyectaron vídeos sobre la fachada, en un espectáculo de luz y colores.
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Casa batll

Casa Batllo is one of the architectural works of the famous Catalan artist Antoni Gaudí, which can be visited in the heart of Barcelona. Located in the city center, at 43 Passeig de Gràcia, an extension of the Rambla is a revisited by the artist's house, which was then already and has been sublimated, transformed, on request of the owner of the time, Mr. Batllo. Barcelona known as the "Casa de los huesos" (House of Bones) because of the many details of its architecture may be thinking about bones: including pillars of the first floor or balconies, reminiscent of skulls , the building is covered with Trencadís (chips mosaic) multicolored. Remember to get away a bit of the house and go to the opposite sidewalk: you see so much better roof, gorgeous, representing the peak and the scales of the dragon defeated by Saint George. The interior is also remarkable, can be visited but the entrance is a little expensive: 18 euros. What it is, contemplate this house from the outside or the inside visit is an explosion of shapes, colors ... We admire the very minute details worked, refined, reflecting the finesse, patience and passion of the artist. Absolute masterpiece of Gaudí, dream and reality, the Casa Batllo will amaze you and make you into a fantasy world. Reference point of Modernism, it is a work of genius that we never tire of admiring.

Casa batlló

La Casa Batlló fait partie des oeuvres de l'artiste catalan Antoni Gaudí, que l'on peut visiter au coeur de Barcelone. Située au centre ville, au 43 passeig de Gràcia, en prolongement de la Rambla, c'est une maison revisitée par l'artiste, qui existait donc déjà et qui a été sublimée, transformée, sur demande du propriétaire de l'époque: Monsieur Batlló.
Connue à Barcelone sous le nom de "Casa de los huesos" (Maison des os) en raison des nombreux détails de son architecture pouvant faire penser à des ossements: notamment les piliers du 1er étage, ou encore les balcons, faisant penser à des crânes; l'édifice est recouvert de trencadis (éclats de mosaïque) multicolores.
Pensez bien à vous éloigner un peu de la maison et allez sur le trottoir d'en face: vous verrez ainsi bien mieux le toit, magnifique, représentant la crête et les écailles du dragon vaincu par Saint Georges.

L'intérieur, remarquable également, peut être visité mais l'entrée est un peu chère: 18 euros.
Quel qu'il en soit, contempler cette maison de l'extérieur ou la visiter de l'intérieur, est une explosion de formes, de couleurs... On admire les infimes détails très travaillés, raffinés, traduisant la finesse, la patience et la passion de l'artiste.

Chef d'oeuvre absolu de Gaudí, rêve et réalité, la Casa Batlló saura vous émerveiller et vous faire entrer dans un monde fantastique. Point de référence du Modernisme, elle est une oeuvre de génie que l'on ne se lasse pas d'admirer.
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Modernism in all its splendor.

In short, the Catalan modernism is somewhat the equivalent of Art Nouveau in France and Belgium. The stars of this style of architecture was Gaudi, Guell, Domenech i Montaner ... and it's mostly in the Eixample district that gender flourished. In the 19th century, after the destruction of the city walls, the engineer Idelfons Cerda won the competition of urban expansion plan of the city. He was responsible for the design of these streets intersecting at right angles, with the corners of the blocks of houses cut at 45 degrees to create large light and airy space in street intersections. Among the many modernist buildings are next to Passeig de Gracia, a house stands out: Casa Batllo, designed by the master Antoni Gaudí, between 1904 and 1906 for a textile manufacturer. Its facade resembles a bone construction and skulls. These "skulls" are in fact balconies and the "bones" are the columns. The interior is no exception: all curves and curves, Gaudi was largely inspired by the marine world. Gradually, as one goes up, the mosaics become smaller, and the changes from light blue to dark. It is part of a set of three houses, each performed by a different architect; this set is called "Manzana de la Discordia", "manzana" in Spanish means "block houses" or ... "apple".

Le modernisme dans toute sa splendeur.

Pour faire court, le modernisme catalan est un peu l'équivalent de l'Art Nouveau en France et en Belgique. Les stars de ce style d'architecture furent Gaudi, Guell, Domènech i Montaner...et c'est surtout dans le quartier de l'Eixample que le genre s'est épanoui.

Au 19ème siècle, après la destruction des murailles de la ville, l'ingénieur Idelfons Cerdà gagne le concours du plan urbain d'expansion de la ville. On lui doit la conception de ces rues se croisant à angle droit, avec les coins des blocs de maisons coupées à 45º pour créer de vastes espaces lumineux et aérés dans les intersections des rues.

Parmi les nombreux édifices modernistes se suivant sur le Passeig de Gracia, une maison sort du lot: la Casa Batlló, concue par le maître Antoni Gaudí, entre 1904 et 1906 pour un industriel du textile. Sa façade fait penser à une construction d'os et de crânes. Ces « crânes » sont en fait les balcons et les « os » sont les colonnes. L'intérieur n'est pas en reste: tout en rondeurs et en courbes, Gaudi s'est largement inspiré de l'univers marin. Au fur et à mesure que l'on monte, les mosaïques deviennent plus petites, et le bleu passe du clair au foncé.

Elle fait partie d'un ensemble de 3 maisons, réalisées chacune par un architecte différent; cet ensemble est nommé "Manzana de la Discordia", "manzana" en espagnol signifiant "bloc de maisons" ou..."pomme".
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The genius of gaudi

Is generally seen Casa Batllo from the gaze falls on his strange facade. Restored and renovated by Gaudi in 1904, it is primarily its balconies and columns intriguing, and it is to them that it owes its nickname Casa de los Huesos ("house of bones") as they remind strangely the skull and bones of a skeleton ... As for the interior, it is simply true in a work of architecture, where the genius of Gaudi spoke with panache: spiral staircases, polished floor, furniture with incredible shapes, endless curves mosaics glass and wood, spooky lights, roof terrace that looks like a dragon dancing ... Shadows, lights, colors and materials constitute the bulk of the beautiful house. Some will probably be a little put off by the price of the tour (after at least 14 €), but it very much worth it: armed with an Audio quality, we find ourselves immersed in the heart of the universe Gaudi, for a unique discovery in the world. Splendid!

Le génie de gaudi

On remarque généralement la Casa Batlló dès que le regard se pose sur son étrange façade. Restaurée et réaménagée par Gaudi en 1904, ce sont d'abord ses balcons et ses colonnes qui intriguent; et c'est aussi à eux qu'elle doit son surnom de Casa de los Huesos ("maison des os") puisqu'ils rappellent étrangement le crâne et les os d'un squelette... Quant à l'intérieur, il constitue tout simplement un véritable chez d'œuvre d'architecture, où tout le génie de Gaudi s'est exprimé avec maestria: escaliers en colimaçon, plancher brillant, meubles aux formes incroyables, courbes infinies de mosaïques, de verre et de bois, luminaires fantasmagoriques, toit-terrasse aux allures de dragon dansant... Ombres, lumières, couleurs et matières constituent l'essentiel de la splendide maison. Certains seront probablement un peu rebutés par le prix de la visite (compter au moins 14€), mais celle-ci vaut très largement le coup: armé d'un audioguide de qualité, on se retrouve plongé en plein cœur de l'univers de Gaudi, pour une découverte unique au monde. Splendide !
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Gaudi in barcelona

The House Batlo and work of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, considered one of the most original building was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. In 1904 Josef Batlo, industrial textile, Gaudi entrust the task of refurbishing a modest building on Passeig de Gracia, an area chosen by the Catalan bourgeoisie of the time. Space very narrow and elongated certainly represented a challenge for the Catalan architect. Gaudi significantly modify the appearance of the building, influenced by art nouveau and in a sense, from the Gothic. On the front, a large effect of glow through the glass of different shapes and sizes, disks stove. The top and entirely covered with colored glazed ceramic tiles, evoking the scales of a reptile. The roof is made using here the whole of pottery craft products that define and make it clear reference fantastic. Gaudi part of the project a turret from the circular shape, do not adjust, crowned by a cross with four bulbs. Gaudi project also indoor and outdoor lighting, lighting to great effect at the base of the roof and the facade itself. The interior is very elegant, rich ornamentation, movement and asymmetry, avant garde furniture. On the terrace to see the chimneys, different shapes and colors. The House Batlo is located on Passeig de Gracia, a museum in the open where they concentrate some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Do not miss this beauty, a gift for all those who love art and Gaudi.

Gaudi a barcelona

Barcelona e unica anche per la presenza di Gaudi. Sul Paseig de Gracia, un museo al aperto dove si concentrano alcuni degli edifici più belli del mondo troverai una delle più originali opere, Casa Batlo, edificio dichiarato nel 2005 patrimonio dell’Unesco. Il progetto sarà influenzato dall’art nouveau e anche dal gotico, Gaudi gioca con le forme in movimento, elementi asimmetrici, materiali come legno, maioliche e vetro per avere ricchezza ornamentale. Al esterno stupisce la parte alta per la quale le maioliche intere di origine artigianale danno un effetto fantastico. Qui propone la torretta dalla forma circolare, non regolare, coronata dalla croce a quattro bulbi che diventerà la sua firma. Al interno mobili d’avant garde, decorazioni in legno e vetro, ornamenti ricchi e raffinati. Sulla terrazza, da vedere i camini, forme diverse e colori. Prendete audio-guida e rimarrete a ammirare questo gioiello, senza dimenticare a sognare a quel periodo in quale Gaudi a lavorato.
Da non perdere questa bellezza, un regalo per tutti quelli chi amano l’arte e Gaudi.
Adriana Grecu
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Information about Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo Phone Number
+34 932 160 306
+34 932 160 306
Casa Batllo Address
Passeig de Gràcia, 43
Passeig de Gràcia, 43
Casa Batllo Opening Hours
mon 9:00 - 21:00
tue 9:00 - 21:00
wed 9:00 - 21:00
thu 9:00 - 21:00
fri 9:00 - 21:00
sat 9:00 - 21:00
sun 9:00 - 21:00
Casa Batllo Website
https://www.casabatllo.es/
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