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Casa Batlló Tickets with Guru Advice Guide (New 2020)

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Update 06/17/20: Casa Batllo reopens to the public on July 1st! It will be open Wednesdays to Sundays. For updates please check out my 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 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

You’ll pay €4.00 more per ticket buying at ticket windows – always buy online.

I suggest going with ticket giant Ticketbar.

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 blue 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.

One tip: you’ll receive a 20% discount on Casa Batllo tickets and skip lines booking them online using the Barcelona City Pass. This discount pass also gets you 20% off about 60 other attractions and is a godsend to tourists with a lot to see.

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

Blue Ticket (General)

ProductOnline PricePrice at Ticket Windows
 Adult€25.00€29.00
 Minors (7 – 18)€22.00€26.00
 Kids (0 – 6)freefree
 Students€22.00€26.00
 65+€22.00€26.00

With the blue standard ticket for Casa Batllo you’ll receive:

  • Entrance to the house
  • Audio guide in English with standard headphones

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Silver Ticket (Premium)

ProductOnline PricePrice at Ticket Windows
 Adult€33.00€35.00
 Minors (7 – 18)€30.00€32.00
 Kids (0 – 6)freefree
 Students€30.00€32.00
 65+€30.00€32.00

With the silver premium ticket for Casa Batllo you’ll receive:

  • Entrance to the house
  • Access to the Private Hall
  • Augmented reality video/audio guide in English with superior headphones

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Gold Ticket (VIP)

ProductOnline PricePrice at Ticket Windows
 Adult€35.00€39.00
 Minors (7 – 18)€32.00€36.00
 Kids (0 – 6)freefree
 Students€32.00€36.00
 65+€32.00€36.00

With the gold VIP ticket for Casa Batllo you’ll receive:

  • Entrance to the house
  • Access to the Private Hall
  • A cool photo where you dress up in vintage clothing like an 1870’s socialite
  • Augmented reality video/audio guide in English with superior headphones
  • Fast pass/skip the line access
  • Beer, wine, or soft drink
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Gaudi Super Combi 3-in-1

In 2019 the hottest new product online for Gaudi lovers is the ticket package that allows you to skip the lines and see all three of Gaudi’s famous Barcelona mansions:

  • Casa Batlló with English video/augmented reality guide.
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera) with English audio guide.
  • Casa Vicens (open ticket).

You can buy this package (with a €4.00 discount) by clicking the blue button below.

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Be the First Tickets

For those with more money to throw around you have the option to visit Casa Batllo when it’s empty.

This extremely exclusive tour allows a maximum of 30 people in at 8:30 am.

You’ll be able to see the first rays of sunshine come through the stained glass windows of the Nobel Floor or even see the sunrise from the roof in winter.

You can get Be the First entrance at Casa Batllo for €39.00.

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This option is recommended for serious photographers and crowd-a-phobes – the value offered here is extremely slim otherwise.

Magic Nights

From June to October you’ll have the option to have a drink and watch live music at the house’s legendary Dragon’s 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 two drinks (cava wine or beer).

Tickets for Magic Nights cost €39.00 and include a visit to the house with smart guide, free WiFi, and the aforementioned drinks.

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Casa Batllo Opening Hours

Update 06/17/20: Post-COVID opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For updates please check out my group I’m Off to Barcelona.

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 8:00 pm every day.

The last entrance for visitors is at 7:00 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.
  • Spoil yourself with a tasty Spanish meal at nearby Bodega Joan: I even have a special 25% off paella tasting menus for blog readers and you can find more information clicking the banner below:
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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.

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 City 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?

No.

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?

Yes.

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?

Yes.

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.

Anything goes!

113 comments
  • February 6, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    Laurie Rands
    HI Ash - this is a wonderful site - thank you - there is no need to look any further. We are arriving in the busy tourist month of JULY. We arrive in the afternoon and we are planning to stay in La Rambals area. I thought that we could explore the Gothic Quarter, Magic Fountain and the market that afternoon/evening. The next morning we were planning to book tickets for Sagrada Familia and then I wanted your advise if we should then book tickets for Casa Batlo for that same afternoon or if we should leave it until the following morning? We want to go to Park Guell too so that is also an option for either day... hoping you can help - thank you so much.
    • February 7, 2019 at 11:26 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Laurie, Thank you for the very high praise, it makes the work worthwhile :) Since Sagrada Familia and Park Guell are well connected (it's probably the most common tourist twosome let's say) I always suggest doing them together so you could fit in the park after Sagrada. Casa Batllo is actually walking distance from La Rambla so you could simply walk to it the following morning, no stress, and do the visit. I always like spreading out my attractions and especially with Gaudi with so many details to soak up you'll be thankful you spaced them out a bit. I wouldn't consider Park Guell like this though as it's more of a walk through nature without the temptation of getting lost in video guides etc. Though it'll be packed in July it's somehow a great contrast/followup to the chaos of Sagrada in summer! Ash
    • February 6, 2019 at 9:13 pm
      Laurie Rands
      Further to this I was thinking due to the crowds would it be best to pay for early entry to Casa Batlo on the second morning or would it be better to go to Park Guell in the mornings as this too can be busy :)
      • February 7, 2019 at 11:28 am
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        Yes, unfortunately in July you'll be hard pressed to find any time of peace at either of these behemoths! The early entrance is definitely a good idea... Casa Batllo can get pretty crammed while Park Guell (especially the Free Zone) offers a lot of space regardless of the numbers.
  • October 13, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    Allen
    This is very helpful! I missed the time slot for casa batllo. Do you know if I book it for next day?
    • October 14, 2018 at 11:42 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Allen, Unfortunately tickets can only be used during the designated time slots - you'll have to book an all new ticket to attend at a different time :( Ash
  • September 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    Evaldas
    Hi! What a wonderful page you have, thank you for all the info! I was wondering - is there any way to know a promo code for Casa Batllo Magic Nights for this September 27th show? The ticket prices are a bit hefty, but we're really wanting to experience it, so looking everywhere maybe to cut down the price a little bit?
    • September 15, 2018 at 9:07 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Evaldas, Thanks so much for the great compliments :) If there were such a code I would no doubt have it here, unfortunately I have never heard of such a thing and the prices are as they are :( Best bet would be to cut back on some other part of your trip to allocate the funds over to the Magic Nights experience... perhaps by substituting in some items from my list of free things to do in Barcelona.
  • September 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    Ashley
    So, honest opinion - just doing the tour of Casa Batllo or doing Magic Nights? My original thoughts were to walk down Passeig Gracia and just view the Gaudi structures there from the outside, with drinks before dinner at Hotel Omm rooftop which I read had a good view of the Batllo rooftop. Now that I've been reading more, it seems like a place to definitely see from the inside and am thinking of doing the Magic Nights since it can encompass rooftop/drinks as well. We will also be traveling with a 7 year old and plan to have a later dinner after.
    • September 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Ashley, Except for Sagrada Familia I would say Batllo is the one can't-miss of all the Gaudi structures. Totally recommended. Whether or not you opt for the Magic Nights visit should simply come down to whether you're in the mood for a roof top concert or not... I have heard amazing things about it but if you're not into the music I imagine it would be a bit excessive. I would just ask myself whether I need the concert or whether one of the many other rooftop experiences in the city would be enough. There are certainly many drinks at those places as well ;)
  • August 3, 2018 at 1:45 am
    Haine
    Hi Ash, You and your website are so AWESOME, really one of the best!!! You've helped me sooo much! Thank you!! Does the 20% discount with the City Pass work for Magic Nights at Casa Batllo? I already bought these tickets before I read your website, and am wondering if I could get a 20% discount with the City Pass, which I plan on buying, or if it would easier to just cancel my tickets now and get new ones if that 20% discount does apply. Again, thank you!!
    • August 3, 2018 at 12:12 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Haine, Thanks so much for your kind words :) Unfortunately the City Pass does not cover Magic Nights as these tickets are available exclusively on the Casa Batllo website :( You won't be able to get the discount here but still might be worth checking out anyway if you're planning on seeing a bunch of attractions and want the convenience of booking all online. Ash
  • July 3, 2018 at 12:59 am
    Aman
    Hi Ash, im heading to Barcelona for 3 days with my 2 year old tomorrow. I have been reading your blogs and have found them so helpful! Ive booked my sagrada familia tickets for the afternoon of Wednesday. I arrive tomorrow am and wanted to know what you think i should visit. There is clearly so much to see and do. I was thinking of the following: Casa batlo and mila tomorrow with a walk down la ramblas and visit the famous market there. I wanted to visit a few parks too wiyh my little one what do you suggest? Any suggestions gratefully received? Also do you advise i walk around or buy a metro pass? Im staying at hotel praktik bakery which seems pretty central so not sure. Thanks
    • July 3, 2018 at 10:58 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Aman, If you haven't read already I suggest you take a look at my 3 Day Barcelona Itinerary because that groups the attractions into manageable chunks and even shows you where to eat etc. Batllo/Mila/Las Ramblas/Boqueria and then a park seems totally doable and logical for one day... obviously the big park is Park Guell, which I would recommend combining with Sagrada Familia (preferably after)... After La Rambla you may want to walk over to Ciutadella Park because kids love it, there are some animal statues, lots of balloons, street artists, and even the zoo. It should only be a 20 minute walk. Your hotel will be very central and since it's summer shouldn't require so much walking. I would just get a T-10 pass which includes 10 rides for about 10 euros... your kid will travel for free since they're under 4 years old. If you haven't already I suggest you take a look at my list of things to do with kids in Barcelona: https://www.barcelonahacks.com/barcelona-with-kids/ You should get some more ideas there. Hope this gets you on the right track :) Ash
  • June 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm
    Annette van de Water
    Hi Ash, Another question, Included in our My City Pass is the Hop on and Hop off which we will use either day 2 or 3 but what transportation should we use for the other day. Your advice please. Kind regards, Annette
    • June 21, 2018 at 4:09 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Annette, I would just grab the multipersonal T-10 ticket from any of the metro station ticket machines. It'll give you 10 rides at just over 1 euro each, which offers great value and flexibility. It's valid on the entire Barcelona transport network. Ash
      • June 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm
        Lynn
        Sorry to jump in - completely agree with Ash (as always - brilliant website and so helpful / informative!), we bought the T-10 when we visited 3 weeks ago, very easy to purchase from the ticket machines, no time restrictions on when to use and works everywhere! Highly recommend and cheap too :o)
  • June 21, 2018 at 3:38 pm
    Annette van de Water
    Hi Ash, Yes, you are quite right, it is the Barcelona City Pass. My confusion is that I now do have the vouchers with the code for the 20% discount but when I tried to book online, I could not find anywhere to enter the code to get the discount. Am I just missing something? Kind regards, Annette
    • June 21, 2018 at 4:08 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Annette, You won't be able to use these discount booking on the official websites. You can only redeem the discounts by using the links you're given in the email.. have you received the email from Ticketbar? Ash
  • June 17, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Annette van de Water
    Hi. We are arriving in Barcelona on the 27th June and having used your site and amazing advice comprehensively for research, we have booked the My City Bus and have dates and times for the Park Guell visit as well as the Basicilica de la Sagrada Familia. We have, included in the ticket, the Turistica Hop on and Hop off. We would like to use this for our last morning prior to boarding a cruise to visit Casa Batllo. My question is how do I purchase, before departing for Barcelona, tickets for the Casa and redeem the 20% discount. Thank you again for your amazing site and advice. Kind regards, Annette PS Cant wait to visit your amazing City - so excited!
    • June 18, 2018 at 11:57 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Annette, I'm not sure what the "My City Bus" is??? Are you referring to the "Barcelona City Pass"? In this case within 24 hours you'll be emailed the 20% discount voucher package with all the links to purchase things, such as Casa Batllo. Have you received it yet? Ash
  • May 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    Eileen Kerrigan
    I'd love to get "Magic Nights" tickets for May 23, but I don't see them on the Ticketbar website :-( Will they be available soon?
    • May 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Eileen, No problem, Ticketbar doesn’t sell these and so you’ll have to go through the official Magic Nights channel here: https://www.casabatllo.es/en/online-tickets/visit-magic-nights/ Hope this helps :) Ash
      • May 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm
        Eileen Kerrigan
        Thanks, Ash! Sorry, I would have been happy to get them through the affiliate link -- your blog is great!
        • May 11, 2018 at 1:53 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Bless you and your will to do me good, Eileen! :) I appreciate it - hope you get the right dates and have a blast.
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