Written by Ash

Casa Batlló Tickets, Hours, and 17 Visit Tips for 2021


Update 18/06/21: Casa Batlló is open again! Visiting hours are daily from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Times must be reserved in advance (purchase links below). For more updates please check out our group I’m Off to Barcelona.

If you’re like me you probably thought you saw the world’s coolest house on MTV Cribs.

Well, that was before your Barcelona holiday stop.

Today more than 2000 tourists a day line up and pay for tickets to Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batllo – one of the most creatively designed houses in the world.

So allow me to tell you all about this masterpiece and then show you how to get your Casa Batllo tickets online and skip all the hassle visiting like a pro.

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Casa Batllo Facts

Aside from super-heavyweight Sagrada Familia Church this peculiar house is Gaudi’s pièce de résistance.

So what exactly is it?

  • A marine-inspired 32 meter high Art-Nouveau mansion.
  • A universe of symbolism.
  • Nature in building form.
  • A building said to have almost no straight lines.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • One of Barcelona’s most visited landmarks (700,000+ annual visits).

What to See at Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo is a vortex of waves and curves in homage to Gaudi’s refusal to use straight lines.

All Casa Batllo’s amazing architectural details were created by Gaudi himself: the handrails, roof chimneys, door knobs, windows and even the furniture all came from his genius mind.

Here’s a sneak preview of the interior of the house through the augmented reality video guide:

Looks cool? That video guide is included with your tickets buying with my links below.

But first let’s see what else Casa Batllo has to offer:

The Exterior

Casa Batllo is known informally as Casa Dels Ossos (‘House of Bones’) and it’s easy to understand why: the balconies are shaped like the jaw bones of some demented alien creature hell-bent on enslaving humanity.

On the exterior you’ll see a facade covered in mosaics made from ceramic tile shards – the technique (known as trencadís) originated in France but was perfected by Gaudi for his many masterpieces.

The colourful and odd-shaped shards that form the patterns on Casa Batllo were taken from broken cups and plates at local factories. You’ll see the colours of the mosaics gently drift from golden orange to greenish blue.

The oval-shaped feature windows are cut across by bone-like stone columns and the balconies are said to be designed after masks or even bats – interpret what you will!

The Noble Floor

The Casa Batllo interior is the former residence of the man it was built for: wealthy cotton baron Josep Batlló.

Enter the private entrance hall and get taken to a sort of underwater cave lit by tortoise shell skylights. The nearly wobbling walls and their lack of straight lines make people dizzy! At the stairway and its animal spine banister you know you’re on the right track.

Here you’ll get a view of Casa Batllo’s most photographed area: the blue-tiled building well.

The main suite is made up of three interconnected rooms that are lit up by the massive windows seen over Passeig de Gracia. The wavy, almost whirlpool-like effect makes you feel the power of the sea.

The noble floor also hosts a museum: both have only been open to the public since 2002.

The Loft

No other part of Casa Batllo so aptly combines the freaky with the functional: what was once a service area where tenants could utilize storage space and do laundry is now the building’s most peculiar portion.

The simplistic whites and straight forward shapes of this well-lit room seem so practical until you realise you’re standing amidst 60 catenary arches that look like the rib cage of an animal.

It’s speculated that this is the rib cage of the animal whose top half we see on the roof.

The Roof Terrace

If you look really closely you’ll see that the Casa Batllo’s roof imitates the scales of a dragon’s back.

Gaudi’s creativity is really on display here: he used mosaics to create an animal’s spine on the street side of the roof while using the colourful trencadís on the other for contrast.

Make sure you check out the four chimneys and the four-pointed cross which some say is Saint George’s sword in the dragon’s back. Others believe it is Gaudi’s statement that the building, and the Barcelona nature that inspired it, is god’s alone and not to be confused with the glorification of wealth.

The view of Barcelona from the roof at Casa Batllo is amazing.

Where to Buy Casa Batllo Tickets

I suggest going with ticket giant Tiqets.

Here you get the lowest prices while at no extra cost to you earning me a small commission to cover the expenses and time I put in… if you think I’ve helped please reserve using the red buttons below.

Casa Batllo Ticket Options and Prices

Simply pick your date and time (there are entrances every 15 minutes) and skip the lines.

Once you’ve bought the tickets you’ll be emailed them and simply have to present them at the entrance via smart phone to be let right through.

FYI: as Casa Batllo is not a public entity there are no discounts for disabled visitors.

Casa Batllo 10D Experience (General)

ProductOnline PricePrice at Ticket Windows
 Adult€35.00Currently not possible
 Minors (13 – 17)€19.00Currently not possible
 Kids (0 – 12)freeCurrently not possible
 Students (with ID)€29.00Currently not possible
 65+€32.00Currently not possible

With the 10D Experience ticket for Casa Batllo you’ll receive:

  • Entrance to all visitable levels and the Dragon Rooftop
  • Access to two brand new spaces: the Gaudí Dome and the Gaudí Cube
  • Intelligent Audio guide in English with standard headphones
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3 Houses of Gaudí

In 2021 the hottest new product online is the 3 Houses of Gaudi ticket package that allows you to skip the lines and see all three of Gaudi’s famous Barcelona mansions:

  • Casa Batlló 10D Experience with audio guide
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera) with English audio guide.
  • Casa Vicens (open ticket).
  • Barcelona city audio guide app with 100+ points of interest/itineraries
  • 10% discount to other attractions.
Senior (65+)€79.00
Student (12-15)€73.00
Youth (13-17)€65.00
Youth (11-12)€31.00
Child (7-10)€17.00

You can buy your 3 Houses of Gaudí tickets by clicking the button below.

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Magic Nights

From June to October you’ll have the option to have a drink and watch live music at the house’s legendary Dragonback Rooftop Terrace

This is a great option for those looking for something romantic to do in Barcelona.

Music at the one hour concert ranges from jazz to R&B to classical to salsa.

All tickets include:

  • Casa Batlló 10D Experience with audio guide
  • Private rooftop table
  • A glass of cava wine

This experience runs Tuesday to Saturday (two time slots: 6 pm and 8 pm).

Tickets for Casa Batllo Magic Nights start at €49.00 (minimum two tickets) while the Silver (better seats) and Gold (front row seats, extra cava, free cancellation) packages cost €57.00 and €59.00 respectively.

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Casa Batllo Opening Hours

You’ll find Casa Batllo has long hours to accommodate the sheer volume of tourists and for this reason it is open 365 days a year.

The building interior is open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm every day.

The last entrance for visitors is at 5:45 pm so make sure you arrive with plenty of time.

Opening hours may be restricted due to private parties but this is extremely rare.

How to Get to Casa Batllo

You’ll find Casa Batllo in the heart of the hip Eixample district on the upscale shopping street Passeig de Gracia.

The address of Casa Batllo is Passeig de Gràcia 43.

  • The closest metro/RENFE station is Passeig de Gracia.
  • Other metro stations reachable on foot are Diagonal and Catalunya.
  • There’s also an FGC stop called Provença.
  • You can also arrive using buses H10, V15, 7, 22 or 24.
  • The Bus Turistic stop is Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

From any hostel or holiday apartment in the centre expect about 20 minutes maximum travel time via public transport. I recommend walking because the surroundings of the Ruta del Modernisme are too beautiful to miss by taking the metro.

If you have any problems with how to get to Casa Batllo drop me a line in the comments below with your lodging address and I’ll be sure to help.

How to Get to Other Attractions from Casa Batllo

  • La Pedrera: Cross the street and walk 5 minutes uphill on Passeig de Gracia.
  • La Sagrada Familia: Take the purple line at Passeig de Gracia and get off at Sagrada Familia. It’ll take about 15 minutes.
  • Park Güell: Take bus 24 on Passeig de Gracia. It’ll take about 35 minutes.
  • Plaça Catalunya and La Rambla: Walk about 15 minutes downhill Passeig de Gracia in the direction of the sea or get on the metro at Passeig de Gracia and take the green line one stop to Catalunya.
  • Camp Nou: Take the green line at Passeig de Gracia and get off at Palau Reial. 30 minutes.

Casa Batllo Hacks

  • Go early morning or late afternoon for smaller crowds.
  • Book your Casa Batllo tickets for the opening (8:30 AM) to ensure the quietest time.
  • Leave 60-90 minutes for the visit but you can stay as long as you want.
  • Take the stairs or you’ll miss the ensemble of light and colour in the inside patio.
  • They have free wifi so you can tell the world you’re there 😉
  • Go straight to the top and work your way down.
  • Pass by again at night to see it lit up beautifully.
  • Step into the water room before descending the stairs and close the door for max effect.
  • Germaphobes and quality audio lovers: bring your own headphones if you’ve got them.
  • Visit during Christmas or Sant Jordi to see Casa Batllo decorated for the holidays.
  • Ask at the Tourist Office if Casa Batllo is undergoing any works.
  • See Casa Batllo’s program of events for special concerts and more.
  • Check their social networks for hashtag photo contests to win a Fujifilm XA2, good luck!
  • Buy from the Casa Batllo gift shop online to save time.
  • If you’re also doing Casa Mila start there first then go downhill to Casa Batllo.
  • Parents will have to leave prams/strollers at the bottom floor.
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Casa Batllo FAQ

Should I buy my Casa Batllo tickets online or are ticket windows enough?

Online tickets are always recommended to avoid lengthy lines, in fact as of June 18th 2021 it is not possible to buy at windows.

Are there any further Casa Batllo discounts available?

Depending on your needs there are multiple Barcelona tourist passes that offer discounts.

The famous Barcelona Card gives you unlimited transport, airport connection, free entry to 25 museums, and discounts on 85 attractions including a €3.00 Casa Batllo discount.

The Barcelona Pass offers entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell plus a ride on the Bus Turistic and 20% discounts on a ton of attractions like Casa Batllo.

Still not sure? Get at me in the comments below and I’ll help you get the right Casa Batllo ticket.

Can I combine these Casa Batllo discounts with other offers?


Why are Casa Batllo tickets so expensive?

As it is not a public entity and does not benefit from government subsidies Casa Batllo is entirely self-financing. For this reason the upkeep costs are huge and costs are justified to maintain its beauty.

How long is the audio guide in total?

If you follow it completely it runs about 90 minutes.

If I buy a student discount Casa Batllo ticket how do I redeem it?

You must show a valid piece of student ID to gain entrance – all international student IDs are accepted.

Is there a time limit to the visit?

No. Guests can stay as long as they like until the 9 pm closing time.

Are there any places to eat or cafes at Casa Batllo?

No. You can only find vending machines on the first floor and the attic, but nearby you’ll find an area full of amazing restaurants and top cafes.

Is there any elevator for limited mobility and elderly guests?


Wheelchairs are available that fit in the elevators but please note the elevator does not reach the roof terrace.

The elevator is only recommended in these occasions because taking the stairs allows you to see the magnificent light play of the inner patio.

Are there wheelchairs available for guests with limited mobility?


Is Casa Batllo good for the visually impaired?

In addition to house information being given in Braille there are spatial references included in the audio guide which will help guests position themselves.

Also, the companion of the visually impaired guest gets free entrance.

Is Casa Batllo good for the hearing impaired?

Yes. Audio guide texts are available in English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

If I visit with a toddler can I enter with a stroller?

Those visiting Barcelona with kids should note that strollers will restrict your mobility greatly. You’re free to leave your stroller with staff and take your toddler in a front pack baby carrier.

Do children under 7 years old need to show ID to get in free?

Unless they’re noticeably young they will need to show ID.

Can I leave my bags or suitcases while I visit?

Yes, there is an allocated space for this purpose.

Am I allowed to take photos at Casa Batllo?

Yes, but flash photography is not permitted.

What language ares available with the audio and/or augmented reality video guide?

In addition to English the guides are available in Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Korean

Get at Me in the Comments NOW

So you’ve bought your Casa Batllo tickets online and skipped the lines – was it worth all the hype?

If you have any question about your Barcelona holiday or any comments about how I can improve this resource please don’t forget harass me in the comments below.

Also don’t be afraid to join the Casa Batllo discussion by first giving me a like on Facebook and then joining my group I’m Off to Barcelona – here you can ask any questions, air out grievances, and chat with thousands of Barcelona travelers.

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  • February 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm
    Hello there! Thanks for the great sharing! I'm planning to buy Go Barcelona pass (, do you know if if that gives me a free access for Blue pass only or I can access for Gold pass as well with my Go Barcelona pass? Ryan
  • November 24, 2019 at 5:00 am
    Pranav Chandrasekhar
    Ash, this site should be a mandated must-read for everyone traveling to Barcelona. What a wealth of information and so succinctly expressed. I have an odd question for you. I have a ticket to visit Casa Mila at 10:30 am this Friday. I plan to visit Casa a Batllo right after. What is the earliest I should book for at Casa Batllo? Please do let me know.
    • November 24, 2019 at 1:24 pm
      Team Member
      Hi again Pranav, Thanks again for your very kind words... always glad to help! I would leave about 70 minutes (60 quickly, 90 minutes if you want to do every inch) to do Casa Mila so this means that the earliest I'd schedule Casa Batllo for is 12:00, or even 12:30 to not force things and give me time for coffee etc. Cheers, Ash
      • November 24, 2019 at 8:47 pm
        Pranav Chandrasekhar
        Hi Ash, A huge thank you for the prompt and helpful response. I'll make the reservation for 1pm to be on the safer side. Thank you once again! Regards, Pranav
        • November 25, 2019 at 12:53 pm
          Team Member
          No problem at all! Enjoy :)
  • October 16, 2019 at 3:42 am
    Hi Ash, Thanks for your useful tips, it helps alot in planning my trip to Barcelona this coming Nov! We would like to visit both Casa Mila and Casa Batllo, on 2 different day. One would be late afternoon ard 4pm after Segrada Familia, and the other one at night.. Which do u think we should visit when there is still sunlight? Then the other one will go at night. We wish to catch both with some amazing photo. If you dont mind, could please have a look at my itinerary and give some comment? We will be reaching Barcelona late afternoon on Satutday and leaving to Madrid on Wednesday morning. Day 1 Sat: camp nou (around 4pm) Day 2 Sun: sant Pau Recinte Modernista > lunch > segrada familia > one of the casa (ard 4pm) Day 3 Mon: park guell > lunch > gothic area > the other casa Day 4 Tues: Montserrat Really appreacite your advice. Btw, where is the best place to buy some iconic souvenir? Thank you in advance Cheers, LP
    • October 16, 2019 at 11:52 am
      Team Member
      Hi LP, Thanks for writing in with your very kind words :) I'm partial toward seeing Casa Mila in the evenings just because the roof terrace is really spectacular in the dim light. In fact, if you go for the Night Experience ticket you'll get an audio visual display, spectacular light projections, much smaller crowds, and wine! As for the rest of the itinerary to me it looks great. You've got balance and you haven't overplanned or included too much. Would maybe throw in the Magic Fountain to cap off day one. Other than that you're good to go :) Ash
  • August 20, 2019 at 5:07 pm
    Melissa werger
    Hello Ash! First, thank you for your site! Such an amazing service! So I have questions! We are arriving late on a Sunday night. Per your advice, we have an 11 am Gotic walking tour on Monday and Sagrada Familia 6pm in Monday to catch late afternoon sun. Tuesday we go to Park Guell at 9:30 am. Weds we want to see the fountains at night. We leave Thurs morning. We have our two teen boys, 13 and 15. Looking for recos on if any of the night experiences should be done (Milo, Battlo, etc). And looking for your recos of where to fit in Battlo, Mila, Picasso museum, Barceloneta, Montjuic, Montserrat, Pedrera, and Tobitabo (excuse the spelling am on a NY subway and going from memory — always in a NY rush!). Any and all suggestions welcome. Also — this may be harder — any tapas suggestions for my 15 yr old vegetarian? And last — and this is sacrilege so please forgive — we won’t be able to catch a game in Barcelona, should we (and I am ducking under the table) catch Real Madrid when in Madrid? Thank you!!!!!
    • August 21, 2019 at 11:02 am
      Team Member
      Hello Melissa, I wrote you on Facebook but will copy the message here so others can benefit from the tips. Let's see, in case you haven't read I would point you toward my 3 day itinerary post: Because I plan it out to minimize travel times and bunch the attractions in the same areas. That said, if you've already booked some of the stuff we can work with that as well. In general I'd try and work in Picasso Museum and Barceloneta in the 2-3 hours you have between the walking tour and Sagrada. Both should be easily accessible from the tour ending point. I would think teenagers would prefer the Casa Mila Night Tour to the Casa Batllo one... you could schedule that for Tuesday evening. Wednesday seems to be the day to fit in a bunch of stuff with a big gap in the middle of it... this would be the time to go to Tibidabo as you don't want to be rushed. Then you could fit in Montjuic right before the fountains. As for Casa Batllo you could walk by it on the way to Casa Mila... if you want to visit it on the inside though you can definitely fit it in on the Wednesday afternoon. Keep in mind though this is a full on itinerary! You'll need to keep hydrated and be used to being on the move... but I suppose being from NY you're already used to that Montserrat is very far away and I would either do that or Tibidabo, but not both... depends what you're looking for! As for the vegetarian teen I have a list of vegetarian restaurants here: For tapas the best bet for vegeterians and picky people in general is to eat pintxos: Because there 30-40 varieties and something for everybody. I'd recommend La Tasqueta del Blai. And as somebody who secretly despises Barcelona FC, regardless of my love for the city, I would say seeing Real Madrid is a very good consolation prize Cheers, Ash
  • August 14, 2019 at 12:39 am
    Hi Ash - We only have 3 days in Barcelona and I don't want to book too many sites. We really love just walking around and discovering. We already are going to Sagrada, Park Guell and the Picasso museum. So, if you had to choose, which would you do, Casa Batllo or Casa Mila? Also, in comments above you noted that with the blue and silver tickets you will have to wait in line, but you also noted that you can skip the line with blue and silver, you will just have to wait in a 5-10 minute queue. Can you please confirm which is accurate? Thanks.
    • August 14, 2019 at 4:28 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Kathleen, If I had to choose just one it would be Casa Batllo... they've really spent much more time of the marketing and presentation. The video guide is superb and in my mind there are more interesting things to visit on the inside. As for the tickets... there are two lines... one is for buying tickets and one is for getting in. The Silver and Blue ones will naturally get you past the original ticket line, but you'll still have to wait to get in where as the Gold ones you get your own VIP queue which is empty and you go right on in. It's a bit confusing, but if you aren't so much interested in the Gold option a silver is fine since you probably still won't have to wait all that long. Cheers, Ash
      • August 14, 2019 at 8:11 pm
        Kathleen Mulhearn
        Thanks so much for your speedy response!
        • August 15, 2019 at 10:36 am
          Team Member
          No problem! :)
  • July 16, 2019 at 11:43 pm
    Quick question on Casa Battlo tickets. The Silver and Gold include the Modernist Hall. Is it worth the extra cost? I am just not sure if I would be missing out if I didn't upgrade my ticket. Thank you so your site!!!
    • July 17, 2019 at 5:01 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Desiree, The modernist hall is the most thoroughly decorated and most impressive of the rooms... if you're really interested in going back in time and having a walk through a room as it would've been when Casa Batllo was at its peak then I would definitely grab the Silver or Gold tickets. If it doesn't bother you much I'd just go for the Blue :) Cheers and thanks for the kind words! Ash
      • July 17, 2019 at 5:24 pm
        Thank you so much Ash!!!!
        • July 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm
          Team Member
          No problem! :)
  • July 5, 2019 at 11:00 am
    Hi Ash, This is such an amazing page! But what I can't find is, if I would like to buy the basic ticket online, how long will the queue to enter the building be? And if you're to choose Casa Battlo or Sagrada Familia, which one you prefer to visit first in the morning and later in the afternoon, to avoid a too long queue? Thank you, Stef
    • July 6, 2019 at 11:16 am
      Team Member
      Hi Stef, Thanks for the very kind words and welcome to the page :) if you buy the basic ticket you'll skip the ticket line but you'll still have to queue up with the other people of your time slot... it may be 5-10 minutes maximum so no worries there. For either attraction you won't be waiting in line very much as long as you book your tickets online in advance... it won't make a difference either way. I would just book according to your convenience :) Ash
  • June 24, 2019 at 1:35 am
    We are trying to decide between the 'Be the first' and the gold option for tickets to Casa Batllo. If we buy the 'Be the first' tickets, what happens after 9am? Are there individual lines for each room? If so, do we still get priority access and get to skip the lines for the other rooms, just like the gold ticket holders?
    • June 25, 2019 at 1:18 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Anand, After 9 am they'll let in the 'general public' or the people who have time slots for this hour... obviously it'll be a bit more traffic inside but having the house almost to yourself for 30 minutes between 8:30 and 9:00 is almost enough to get it all done, and you'll be up near the roof by 9 and the others will have to catch up! There normally aren't individual lines to enter the rooms... the crowd kind of just flows in and out of them... but if there were, it wouldn't have anything to do with your ticket. The skip the line stuff only refers to the entrance of the building itself. Ash
  • June 20, 2019 at 11:25 pm
    Hi there! Trying to figure out tickets for the Magic Nights. We’ll have our 8-year-old twins with us...worth buying gold for all four of us? Feel like they really won’t benefit from those “two free drinks”.
    • June 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Katia, Indeed, even if they substitute some soft drinks it certainly wouldn't be as valuable as the wine. Provided you don't mind waiting a tiny bit in line without the line skipping potential (which isn't the biggest deal anyway) I'd go for the silver one... no need to go for gold in this case imo :) Ash
  • June 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm
    Hi Ash, thanks for the super helpful article. Hope you can help me with some questions about the magic nights: If I purchase a ticket for magic night, can I skip the line for the entrance as well? Or only with the "Magic night gold ticket" again and with other tickets you still have to wait in line? Do you know if I can come earlier than 20:00 for the visit if I have a magic night ticket? it says entrance at 20:00 and concert at 21:00 so that leaves a maximum of 60 min for the visit itself, while if you purchase a regular ticket you can stay there as long as you want... I would like to have a bit more than an hour to look at everything and not be in a rush.... I would greatly appreciate any tips for that :) Thanks a lot! Best wishes, Sarah
    • June 21, 2019 at 10:07 pm
      ... And if I have to wait in line, I guess it's not that bad, since it will be in the evening...?
      • June 22, 2019 at 12:03 pm
        Team Member
        Yes it won't be as bad as during peak times! Hopefully only 15 minutes or so :)
        • June 22, 2019 at 3:10 pm
          Thanks a lot! I'll risk it then to not get a gold ticket. ;-) and do you know if I can get into the house already before 8 with the magic night ticket?
          • June 23, 2019 at 10:06 am
            Team Member
            Hi Sarah, To my knowledge you can only get into the house at the indicated hour on the ticket... but not to worry, you should be able to see everything in the hour before the concert! It took me maybe 45 minutes to wander the house and I was making sure to stop and photograph everything. Ash
            • June 27, 2019 at 12:37 pm
              great, thanks!
              • June 27, 2019 at 12:49 pm
                Team Member
                No problem at all :)
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