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Casa Batlló Barcelona – How to Visit Gaudi’s Modernist Masterpiece


Casa Batlló is impossible to miss.

The skull and bones balconies and dragon’s back rooftop really stand out – even along the ruta del modernisme on Barcelona’s historic Passeig de Gracia.

This marine-inspired, 32 meter high Art-Nouveau mansion designed by Antoni Gaudí might be the coolest house you’ll ever see.

Let’s take a deeper look to understand why 2000 tourists are visiting Casa Batlló every day.

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Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí Information

Casa Batlló was a mansion built in 1877 by a Barcelona architecture professor of Antoni Gaudi.

It was later bought in 1903 by local textile industrialist Josep Batlló y Casanovas, who turned Casa Batlló over to Antoni Gaudi – giving him full artistic freedom to transform the building.

The result was an astonishing move to the modern:

  • A universe of symbolism, a work of art in house form.
  • A building said to have almost no straight lines.
  • A daring ode to nature.
  • A functional, ergonomic home a century ahead of its time.

Today Casa Batlló is a a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best things to do in Barcelona, with over 700,000+ tourists making this architecture pilgrimage yearly.

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What to See at Casa Batlló

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.

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Best of all? Visitors get to see all his visions brought to life with an augmented reality video guide.

More on that later.

Let’s take a quick trip through Casa Batlló as a sneak preview.

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Casa Batlló Exterior

Casa Batllo is known informally as Casa Dels Ossos (‘House of Bones’) and it’s easy to understand why: the exterior 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 with stained glass 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!

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The Noble Floor at Casa Batllo

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 Paseo de Gracia. The wavy, almost whirlpool-like effect makes you feel the power of the sea.

The Casa Batlló Noble Floor also hosts a museum: both have only been open to the public since 2002.

The Casa Batlló 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 Casa Batlló roof.

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The Casa Batlló 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 Casa Batlló 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 the sword of Saint George in the dragon’s back.

Others believe it is Gaudi’s statement that this World Heritage Site, 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 Batlló is amazing.

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The Gaudi 10D Experience

With the Casa Batlló renovations in 2021 they’ve upped the ante with the Casa Batlló 10D Experience.

The Gaudí Cube gives Casa Batlló visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the architect’s genius – by stepping into his mind.

The world’s first LED cube of this size and resolution projects a digital show on all 6 sides (floor included) using millions of Gaudi data points: drawings, photos, plans, writings, and more.

Casa Batlló Augmented Reality Tour

I promised that if you buy tickets to Casa Batlló you can get a unique self-guided tour: a mesmerizing adventure utilizing augmented reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

These handheld, tablet-like guides allow you to point them at furniture, appliances, and other places of interest in the house – that come alive with animations on Gaudi’s visions and important Casa Batlló history lessons.

This self guided tour available in 15 languages is included with all tickets.

Where to Buy Casa Batlló Tickets

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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 online tickets to Casa Batlló 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 Blue Prices

Casa Batlló BlueOnline PriceTicket Window Price
Senior (65+)€32.00€36.00
Youth (13 – 17)€29.00€33.00
Children (0 – 12)FreeFree

With the Casa Batllo Blue ticket you’ll receive:

  • Standard Casa Batllo entrance tickets
  • Intelligent audio guide (45-minute augmented-reality guide) in 15 languages
  • Gaudi Cube
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Casa Batllo Silver Prices

Casa Batlló SilverOnline PriceTicket Window Price
Senior (65+)€40.00€44.00
Youth (13 – 17)€37.00€41.00
Children (0 – 12)FreeFree

With the Casa Batllo Silver ticket you’ll receive:

  • Fast-track access to Casa Batlló
  • Intelligent audio guide (45-minute augmented-reality guide) in 15 languages
  • Gaudi Cube
  • Virtual reality tablet
  • Access to the Casa Batllo Council
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Casa Batllo Gold Prices

Casa Batlló GoldOnline PriceTicket Window Prices
Senior (65+)€42.00€46.00
Youth (13 – 17)€39.00€43.00
Children (0 – 12)FreeFree

With the Casa Batllo Gold ticket you’ll receive:

  • Exclusive VIP entry to Casa Batlló via the Gold line
  • Intelligent audio guide (45 min augmented-reality guide) in 15 languages
  • Gaudi Cube
  • Exclusive access to the Batllós’ Private Room & Council
  • Flexible booking & free cancellation
  • Exclusive outdoor lounge
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  • Casa Batlló 10D Experience with audio guide
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera) with English audio guide.
  • Palau Guell (open ticket).
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  • 10% discount to other attractions.
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Student (12-15)€71.00
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Youth (11-12)€24.00
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Casa Batlló 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 – this is one of the best Barcelona night activities.

All Casa Batlló Magic Nights 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 €59.00 (minimum two tickets) while the Silver (better seats) and Gold (front row seats, extra cava, free cancellation) packages cost €75.00 and €79.00 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 Casa Batlló interior is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm.

The last entrance for visitors is one hour and 15 minutes before closing time (7:15 pm).

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

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How to Get to Casa Batlló

You’ll find Casa Batlló on the Manzana de la Discordia (The Block of Dischord), a famous strip of the famous upscale Barcelona shopping street Passeig de Gracia.

This street is found in the Eixample district.

The address of Casa Batllo is Passeig de Gràcia 43.

  • The closest metro/ station to Casa Batlló is Passeig de Gracia.
  • Other main Barcelona transport 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 for Casa Batlló is Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

From any Barcelona 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.

Still stuck? Check out my article on how to get to Casa Batllo.

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.

Tips for Visiting Casa Batlló

  • Go early morning or late afternoon for smaller crowds.
  • Book your Casa Batllo admission 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.
  • Go straight to the top and work your way down.
  • Pass by again at night to see it lit up beautifully.
  • Visit during Christmas or Sant Jordi to see Casa Batllo decorated for the holidays.
  • See Casa Batllo’s program of events for special concerts and more.
  • If you’re also doing Casa Mila start there first then go downhill to Casa Batllo.
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Visiting 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 last year 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 (from one of the three Barcelona airports: BCN), 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 Casa Batlló audio guide in total?

If you follow our post on how long does it take to visit Casa Batllo, you can expect it to take 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 Casa Batlló visit?

No. Guests can stay as long as they like until closing time, but do keep in mind that the average visit takes about 60-70 minutes.

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 at Casa Batlló?


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 at Casa Batlló 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 Casa Batlló 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 at Casa Batlló?

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

Can I leave my bags or suitcases at Casa Batlló 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 Casa Batlló 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

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Visiting Casa Casa Batlló Soon?

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.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    Rosemary Wilmot
    We want to visit Casa Batllo, i am just checking the wording on the Gold Pass please it says fast pass/skip the line? This is not mentioned on the Silver Pass, So if you buy a Blue or Silver pass this does not enable you to skip the line. Absolutely love your website it is truly brilliant - thank you Take Care Rosemary
    • June 18, 2019 at 11:50 am
      Team Member
      Hi Rosemary, Yes indeed, unfortunately with the Blue and Silver you won't be able to skip the lines... this could be no big deal at some points but quite a hassle during peak times. Thanks so much for your kind words :) Ash
      • June 20, 2019 at 8:33 am
        Rosemary Wilmot
        Thank you very much Ash for the information. We will be there from the 20th-27th July. So I would expect it to be busy We will be visiting Sagrada Familia probably on the guided tour.Casa Battlo and hopefully the evening light show at Casablanca Mila-La Pedrera. We will be using taxis for transfer from the Airport. So would it be any point in buying either of the discount options? Thanks Rosemary
        • June 20, 2019 at 3:21 pm
          Team Member
          Hi Rosemary, I am going to assume you're referring to the City Pass and the Barcelona Card? If you're not going to take advantage of the Aerobus nor the Bus Turistic (which make up a fairly large part of it) then I would recommend just buying the tickets individually as you won't be able to make up the value. As for the Barcelona Card... it doesn't include Sagrada, you're not needing it for airport transport, and you're not visiting museums so it won't get you any value either! I'd just buy the tickets individually. Cheers, Ash
  • June 15, 2019 at 5:47 am
    Hello Ash, Can you please tell me how would we get from Sagrada Familia to Casa Batllo by public transportation? Thank you Irina
    • June 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Irina, Just grab the purple line of the metro to a Passeig de Gracia and from here it’s just a few minutes walk :) Ash
      • June 16, 2019 at 1:34 am
        • June 16, 2019 at 12:29 pm
          Team Member
          No problem :)
  • June 12, 2019 at 5:07 am
    Ash, I am really harassing you in the comments. So sorry for so many questions. Just can't figure out some things and hope on your help. I need your advice with our schedule. So, here is our schedule: June 29 we arrive in Barcelona sometime in the morning.Maybe around 9 am or so. Staying in Eric Vokel Aparthotel(Carrer Grassot,4). We have a dinner reservation at 8:00 pm at Xiringuito Escriba. Nothing else planned yet. So what would you suggest? June 30 from 10 am till 3 pm we have private tour which I've booked long time ago before knowing your website:-) It's a car tour and we will see some attractions ( Catalonia Square,Gothic Quarter,The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia,Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona,Plaça d'Espanya, Montjuic, Olympic Stadium, Port Olympic, Born) That evening we've booked "7 portes" restaurant for dinner at 8 pm. So maybe there is something we can do in between as well. Something small. Because after our tour we would come back to our hotel, rest a little bit and get change. But maybe there is something on the way to the restaurant or in that area..? July 1: 9:00 am Park Guell July 2: 2:00 pm Sagrada Familia English Guided Tour Since we have a City Pass which I've got through ticketbar we would need to figure out what day it is better for us to use our Hop on Hop 1 day tickets,what day and time we do Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Also we would like to see a Magic Fountain and Park Tibidado. If you have any other suggestions I would really appreciate it. Can't thank you enough. Irina
    • June 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Irina, No worries about the 'harassment' as that's what I'm here for ;) Let's see, my first impression of this itinerary is that it's missing the beach (well, the Port Olimpic sure but not full on) and the traditional fishing neighbourhood of Barceloneta. In the summer this is one of the top things to do! I would do this on day one... you could have a great stroll along the waterfront and duck into some nice bars for a quick vermut (the local drink!) in a place like Bar Leo or Bitacora. You could then walk up into the fashionable Born district and see the Santa Maria del Mar and maybe do some artisan shopping. Near 7 Portes there's the aquarium and the Maremagnum shopping centre but it's not all that special... you could walk about 10 minutes from there and find the Catalan History Museum which explains everything about the Barcelona region dating back as far as can be. Keep in mind there is no fountain show on the 1st or 2nd so you'll have to squeeze that in on the 29th or 30th but I don't know how that's possible since your dinner plans will cut into it :( I would put Tibidabo in on the 1st after Park Guell since you're already half way up the mountain ;) And then put the Gaudi mansions on the 2nd after Sagrada Familia. This will hopefully minimize travel and stress! Ash
      • June 13, 2019 at 5:29 am
        Hello Ash, I included all off your suggestions in our itinerary and now our schedule seems much better and more organized :-) I have booked Casa Batllo(regular visit) for 5 pm and after that 'Casa Mila at Night' at the same day as you have suggested. I still have a few questions for you. What day would you suggest to use Hop on Hop ? I thought maybe on a day when we are doing Guell and Tibidado since it will be done at the first part of the day and the rest of the day is free.. We only have one day Hop on Hope, so for the other days should we get The Hola Barcelona Travel Card? And can you please also recommend a good places for breakfast near Eric Vokel Aparthotel(Carrer Grassot,4) Thanks a lot Irina
        • June 13, 2019 at 12:23 pm
          Team Member
          Hi Irina, I would indeed recommend doing the Bus Turistic as you have planned for the reason that it's your day with the most free time... and also, Park Guell and Tibidabo are your most distant attractions and so using the Bus Turistic for these takes away the hassle of getting there independently. If you're on the blue line of the Bus Turistic you can get off at the Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo stop and from there you can easily access Tibidabo. For the rest of the transport the Hola BCN is the best for people doing heavy sightseeing as it takes the thought and hassle away from transport with your unlimited card. For breakfast around your hotel I would recommend either Granja Petitbo or Cheese and Cake... the latter I have not tried but I've heard some great things. If you're looking for a modern, brunchy type spot it will be worth a try :) Ash
          • June 14, 2019 at 6:41 pm
            Thanks again,Ash for all recommendations! Irina
            • June 15, 2019 at 7:59 pm
              Team Member
              No problem at all :)
      • June 12, 2019 at 4:19 pm
        Thanks for letting me know that there are no Magic Fountain Shows on 1st and 2nd. I looked at the map and seems like 7 portes is a little closer to the Fountain than Xiringuito Escriba and also 7 portes opens until 1am so we do the show on 30th then. In this case we have 3 options. First one: I can change our dinner reservation for earlier like 7 pm(but I think the restaurant will be completely empty:)) and come to the show by 9:30pm. Second option:we leave our dinner reservation as it is at 8pm, but in this case we may arrive to the show closer to its ending... And the third option would be go to the Show by 9:30,and then go to eat dinner around 10:30pm since 7 portes opens until 1 am..:) What option would you suggest?
        • June 13, 2019 at 11:17 am
          Team Member
          Hi Irina, Indeed, 7 Portes will be considerably closer so this would be the superior dinner-fountain combo! I would hate to see you rush through dinner or sit in an empty restaurant so my choice would be to eat as the Spaniards do. I know it sounds crazy but having dinner at 10:30 is totally normal here, so this may even add to the authenticity of the trip :) Ash
  • June 12, 2019 at 12:36 am
    Ash,it's me again:-) I read on your website here that Casa Mila and Casa Batllo should be combined at the same day since they are close and it makes sense of course. But if we do 'Casa Mila at night' and here is the information from barcelonacitypassticketbar :"It is available every 20 minutes from 7pm to 10pm. Please make sure that you are available to do the visit during the full timeframe". So do I understand it correctly that we have to be available from 7 to 10 pm and we can't plan anything at this time frame? In this case if we are doing the Casa Batllo at the same night it is another hour or so. I am not sure what time we can eat dinner then and I can't see the Casa Mila dinner option..:-( Thank you. Irina
    • June 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Irina, Yes indeed, unfortunately with the City Pass they'll be scheduling the time slot for you and you'll need to be free during this time frame... were you planning on the Casa Batllo Magic Nights visit as well? I am not following. If you're just doing a regular visit you could schedule it for around 5 and you'll get to Mila with plenty of time! Also, keep in mind Spaniards eat dinner around 10! The restaurants will be empty around 8 or 9 anyway... so maybe it's a 'when in Rome...' situation and you can eat after ;) If not, just schedule the Batllo visit for earlier and have a snack to hold you over. Ash
  • June 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    Hi Ash, I am planning to purchase Casa Batllo tickets with Barcelona City Pass discount and there are two options: Casa Battlo Plus and Casa Battlo Basic Tickets. Which one would you recommend? So with Casa Battlo Plus we would see Casa Vicens. Do you think it worth to pay extra to see it? Also another question about Casa Mila, we are thinking to do Casa Mila Night tour. But I don't see on a ticketbar website (I followed the link when I've got my citypass confirmation with 20% discount) the option Origins+Dinner. First of all I would like to ask your advice for the family of 4 (two adults two kids age 3.5 and 5.5) is Origins+Dinner a good option? And second of all if this option is available at all with City Pass? Thanks again for all of your help. Irina
    • June 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Irina, I assume this would be the Casa Batllo Gold vs. Casa Batllo Blue tickets? I don't currently have this on my list of City Pass attractions and it's possible they just updated it (they add things all the time) without telling me haha. Without knowing the prices and exactly what products these are I don't want to steer you the wrong way. Can you send me the links they gave you and I can take a better look? Again, on my list I see 'Casa Mila at night' for City Pass buyers... are you sure there is only the dinner option? Honestly, with so many good restaurants in the area like El Nacional, Ciudad Condal, Bodega Joan etc. I would suggest skipping the dinner option... but it's just a rule I have: if the food is the secondary attraction it's probably going to be lacking something ;) Again, I haven't tried it myself but I do remember being invited to one of their open nights for marketing people and the tapas spreads were not that impressive at all. The Night Tour should be available... maybe you should double check the list? On my list here it is available. Ash
      • June 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm
        Hi Ash, And thanks again. here is the link to Casa Batllo tickets. With regard to Casa Mila I was unclear. Sorry. What I meant was I couldn't find the dinner option, but I could find "Casa Mila at night". But after reading what you wrote I agree, I would not do the dinner since there are plenty of good restaurants around. Would you suggest to visit Casa Batllo magic nights or just a regular visit? And if you suggest the Casa Batllo Magic Nights then should I do it at the same day as Casa Mila? And actually I can't see the option "Casa Batllo magic nights".. Irina
        • June 13, 2019 at 11:11 am
          Team Member
          Hi Irina, Thanks for sharing the link! It appears I'm very much behind in the times as I was looking at an older link from 2018... now that it's all clear I can make some sense of it ;) Unfortunately the Casa Batllo Magic Nights ticket is not included in the City Pass... that said, the performances and the show they put on is quite unique and impressive. If you're fans of live music and want a unique experience for a bit extra money I would highly recommend it. Ash
  • May 17, 2019 at 1:37 am
    Hi Ash, Just wondering if you know the June dates for Casa Battlo's Magic Nights. I am very interested in attending. I have been to their site to purchase tickets online, however, there are no dates. I would appreciate your help. Thanks, Connie
    • May 17, 2019 at 11:12 am
      Team Member
      Hi Connie, Yes indeed it's getting a bit late here! I've been checking back looking for info but they still haven't released. In case you haven't seen already they've got an email list to sign up to for any updates... I imagine they'll let you know ASAP if you're registered there. You can find it here: Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled here and I will have the dates as they come available! Ash
      • May 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm
        Thanks for your quick and helpful reply.
        • May 18, 2019 at 2:14 pm
          Team Member
          No problem Connie, please let me know if you need any more help :)
  • April 26, 2019 at 6:51 am
    Gigi Ross
    Hi Ash, Fabulous site! If only there were one of you in every city :). Two questions: 1. We are going to be in Barcelona June 26 (arriving afternoon) and leaving Monday 7/1. Will the Casa Batllo still be under construction the last week of June? We have two moody teens with us and if there's tons of construction or a lot they cant see, they may hate it. What do you recommend? 2 Also, we had already booked part of itinerary when I found your 3 day plan. We are staying right above Bodega Joan (I see you mention it here!). Right now we have no plan for our first evening, June 26...what would you recommend? We've go the following mapped out: June 27 - Gothic Quarter walking tour, perhaps boqueria and las ramblas wandering, maybe Casa Battlo depending on construction June 28 Park Guell and Sagrada June 29 & 30 still open
  • April 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    Hi Ash, I would like to buy tickets for Casa Batllo similar to tickets sold for Casa Mila where it is open and I don't have to specify a specific date and time. The gold tickets indicate skip the line but I don't see anything mentioned about being able to use the ticket any time. Is this possible?
    • April 17, 2019 at 3:56 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Francine, Unfortunately as these buildings are owned by separate companies they naturally offer different ticket packages... as such there is no open ticket option for Casa Batllo :( You will have to select a time or alternatively just show up when you want to go... but this carries the risk of being told to come back at later time slots. Ash
  • March 30, 2019 at 11:21 am
    Hi Ash! First of all, let me say thank you for all the very helpful information provided on your site. It has been very helpful for planning our trip. Regarding Casa Batllo I've found mixed feedback on Tripadvisor because of the construction work that's going on at the moment. My wife and I will be in Barcelona over Easter this year and we planned on visiting Casa Batllo. But now we are not sure we want to spend 20+ Euros per person and not getting to see much... What would be your advice here? Also, I wanted to ask whether doing Sagrada Familia (tickets bought already), La Peredra and Casa Batllo would be too much for one afternoon. I find it very hard to estimate how long we would (need to) spend at each of these sights. Thank you very much in advance and best regards from Switzerland! David
    • March 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm
      Team Member
      Hi David, Thanks so much for the kind words :) I've been during the construction and have a few things to say... the huge con is that the facade (probably the most beautiful part of the building) is completely covered in scaffolding. That said, all the inside stuff which is the home itself and the amazing augmented reality video guide are still in full swing... there are a few things under construction but I felt it didn't take away from enjoying the house. If you knew this were your only chance to visit I wouldn't hesitate, but for example if you're from Switzerland and anticipate coming back soon it wouldn't be a big deal to skip this time around. Also keep in mind that the construction is only going on until Easter so if you're coming after April 20th you'll be fine. If you did Sagrada early in the morning I don't see it being a problem to do all three in one day... even with a lunch and coffee break. Batllo and La Pedrera are so close together that you can do them in about 3 hours, easy peasy :) Ash
      • March 31, 2019 at 1:27 pm
        Hey Ash, Thank you so much for your reply. I wasn't aware of the fact that the construction is done by the 20th. We will be in Barcelona until the 22nd of April, so I guess we will be able to enjoy Casa Batllo in full... :) Kind regards, David
        • March 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
          Team Member
          Indeed, the façade will actually be fully visible by the 15th of April while some parts of the inside may be under construction well until June, I find that during my tour (in February) it didn't make a big difference. The video guide is super cool and makes up for it :)
  • February 20, 2019 at 9:51 am
    Luna McNally
    Hi there! Your content is super helpful. I am trying to book a Gold ticket to Casa Batllo for March 6, but the Gold tier is not shown when I click the link provided in my City Pass email - only the blue. Is the Gold tier not included in the 20% discount? Also, I saw to my dismay that the facade and Noble Floor are being renovated (thanks to your timely blog update) - but my husband I still really want to see it, as this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I hope it's still worth doing, despite your recommendation that people skip it in favor of La Pedrera?
    • February 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Luna, These Gold, Silver, and Blue tickets are a new thing and only been around for about a week or so. Usually Ticketbar waits and reacts with the market... what I've done is contact my guy there for some info and he has told me that they're currently in the process of creating the separate pages for Gold/Silver that will work with the City Pass. If you hold tight and check back they should be created by Friday or at the very least early next week. As for the house if this is truly something you've always wanted to see I can assure you that you will find the value! I took a tour on Monday and even though quite a bit is under construction, including the entire façade, the smart/augmented reality guide is truly unique and worth the price of admission. Lots of education and visuals. If you don't plan on being back in Barcelona any time soon I would go for it for sure! Ash
      • February 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm
        Luna McNally
        Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, Ash! Your website has been so helpful. I *thought* those ticket tiers seemed fresh. I really appreciate your reaching out to Ticketbar. I'll haunt the City Pass page watching for them to come up. I already took advantage of the City Pass discount to book night tickets (Origins) to Casa Mila - very excited about that one. Our schedule has ended up rather scattered, with the Dali day trip in the middle, but I'm hoping I've left some breathing space to just experience the city.
        • February 21, 2019 at 11:39 am
          Team Member
          No problem Luna... that's what I'm here for :) I again harassed them today asking when the new ticket format URLs would be put up and waiting to hear back... should be ASAP. If you need any more help please do contact me! Ash
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