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

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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.
ProductPrice
Adult€84.50
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.

Click the button below to reserve your table:

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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.
  • 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, 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?

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
  • April 12, 2018 at 5:48 pm
    Lynn
    Hi Ash I took your advice and booked for Casa Mila followed by Casa Batllo (June '18). I received Casa Mila for 16:30 and Casa Batllo for 17:00 - spoke to Ticketbar and they were fantastic, swapped my Casa Batllo time to 18:30, really looking forward to visiting both places, they look magnificent. Thank you for all your advice, I also booked the Barcelona City Pass due to your website and am very pleased. Thanks again Lynn
    • April 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      That's great to hear Lynn! Ticketbar is quite fantastic and accommodating, that's why I work with them :) Any more advice I am certainly here for you. Ash
      • June 25, 2018 at 4:55 pm
        Lynn
        Hi Ash Just to say all went very smooth. We visited first week of June and there were hardly any queues for either Casa Batllo or La Pedera (Casa Mila). We bought tickets through Ticketbar as per your website and at both attractions they let us in early - just over an hour - even though our tickets were 'timed' - very helpful :o). Parc Guell let us in 10-15 minutes early, we had 9am tickets and there was no queue (queues had grown substantially by the time we came out!). Sagrada Familia stuck to the times but again, only a handful of people in the queue. Just to say June is definitely the time to visit! We ended up buying a T10 card for the underground which was great and allows for multiple people use and not too bad on the cost. I think your website is invaluable, it really helped so thank you again. Lynn
        • June 26, 2018 at 11:55 am
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Lynn, Thanks so much for the update and compliments, it's great to know everything went well and perhaps my advice had something to do with it ;) Ash
  • September 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm
    Aishah
    Hey! I am going going to be staying in abba garden, Santa Rosa. How would I get to casa batllo? Id appreciate any help!
    • September 10, 2017 at 1:33 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Aishah, Unfortunately you're in a bit of a dead spot transport-wise for getting to Sagrada but in this case what I would do is this: Walk the 600-700 meters up Avinguda Diagonal to the Maria Cristina metro stop (green line). Maybe even combine this with a visit to the nearby L'illa Diagonal Shopping Center if you're so inclined. Then take the green line to Sants Estacio and change for the blue line. From here you'll be able to take the blue line to Sagrada Familia. In total it'll take about 45-50 minutes. Not optimal but not bad either ;) Any more questions I am here to help! Ash
  • September 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm
    Sylvia Savage
    Hi Ash, Just looking at booking Casa Batllo via ticket bar but I don't see an option for over 65 discount. It's not a huge amount but as one of our party is over 65 might as well take advantage of it. Thanks Sylvia
    • September 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Sylvia, Apologies that you're having some issues, from time to time they switch up their offerings without telling me so this may be the case here. I've sent an email to their customer support team to follow up for you. As soon as I know anything I will let you know because hey... three euros is three euros ;) Ash
  • July 25, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    liz
    Hi Ashley, Absolutely love your site. It's the backbone of my itinerary planning for my honeymoon. Just wanted to clarify if I get to skip all the queues with the Barcelona card as well or if that only applies to ticket bar? Thanks so much!
    • July 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Liz, Thanks for the compliments on the site, I am feeling the pressure of being responsible for a honeymoon so please keep harassing me to make sure we get the trip right ;) Unfortunately with the Barcelona Card it's all done through the ticket windows. This means lining up like everyone else and then having to show your card for the discount. One other option you could consider if you're for sure seeing Sagrada Familia and Park Guell (who wouldn't?) is the Barcelona City Pass. It gives you entrance to the above attractions + the Bus Turistic + 20% off pretty much every attraction known to man in Barcelona. It's also the only pass that allows you to buy all your tickets online - what they do is they send you a list of voucher codes and buying links and then you can book Casa Batllo (and everything else) from the comfort of your own home. At 20% of window prices. Anyway, check that out and let me know what you think. The general rule is if you see 2-3 attractions at a 20% discount then the City Pass is worth it... OK! Keep firing away with these questions should you wish. Ash
      • September 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm
        Elizabeth
        Hi Ash, hope you are doing fantastic! Thank you for your reply and the advice. looking to do a couple of the main attractions so might consider the city pass however am also looking at the private guided tour for sagrada. just want to check, the only gaudi establishment with a night tour is casa mila? I thot I read some time back about a night tour at casa batllo but cant seem to find that sight anymore. So I might be confused or mistaken. thanks again!
        • September 4, 2017 at 6:37 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi again ELizabeth, I am doing fine yes and hope you are too :) Remember first that Ticketbar has just made a City Pass + English guided tour of Sagrada Familia made available. The groups are small so it won't be private private, but they're as small as you'll get in the industry unless you want to pay hundreds or euros. For Casa Mila' there is the night tour plus light show on the rooftop, yes. For Casa Batllo' there is the night visit + rooftop concert package which includes the concert and one hour to visit between 8 and 9 pm. I haven't linked it on here but you'll find it here at the official site. Keep in mind though that the Casa Batllo' night option is included in the Barcelona City Card... what isn't? ;) Let me know if you have any more questions! I see you do in other articles so will get to that asap :) Ash
  • June 19, 2017 at 8:31 am
    BK
    Hi, Thanks for your wonderful site. We are planning a visit to Barcelona and we are trying to take in as much of information as possible. I would like to know your take of the barcelona pass https://www.barcelonapass.com. Also we are travelling with our 4 year old daughter and if we are taking the barcelona pass for myself and my wife, do I need to take a ticket for my daughter? I can see on the site that children under 6 have free entry. But do they need to purchase a free entry ticket? Or can my daughter enter with us since we both hold a free entry pass.
    • June 19, 2017 at 11:15 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi BK, Thank you for the compliments on the site, it means a lot :) I don't deal with the Barcelona Pass so am not very well read up on it... I wouldn't want to tell you the wrong thing. It looks like children under 4 go free but over 4 have to pay. That said, it looks like they have a contact form where you can ask them questions about their products: https://www.barcelonapass.com/contact-barcelona-pass/#contact_base_wrapper I always recommend getting a Barcelona City Pass because it really boils down the attractions to the most important. In other words, you don't run the risk of 'losing' savings... the Barcelona Pass has a lot of 'fluff' included in it (ie. hidden in the price) that people don't get around to visiting like the Jamon Experience, Catalan History Museum, boat cruise, and Colonia Guell and La Roca Village (which are both way out of town). The Barcelona City Pass is cheaper and gives you more control because included in the price are entry to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell plus the Bus Turistic. It also doesn't restrict your attraction visits to 1, 2, or 3 days. It then offers 20% off all the attractions mentioned in the Barcelona Pass without including them as 'savings' in the base ticket price. It also gives you 20% discounts off the children's price of admission to practically anywhere - of course free children's entry applies to all the attractions which allow it as well. Unless you know for sure you're going to visit about 70% of the things in the Barcelona Card I'd opt for something like the City Pass... with kids in this heat it seems ambitious to get around to 10-15 attractions, but then again I get quite lazy ;) All things to consider! But make sure you get in touch with Barcelona Pass about the age thing, I don't want to be responsible for telling you the wrong info! OK, any more questions I am here! :) Ash
  • March 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    Susan
    Hi, Great site. I am trying to purchase tickets to Casa Batllo and they do not show a date. Check out page says tickets are good for 3 months from date of purchase. Is this an anytime ticket? Thanks!
    • March 29, 2017 at 9:57 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Susan Thanks for the compliments :) Unlike many other tickets Casa Batllo' is an open ticket, meaning you can simply show up whenever is convenient and end up going right through without lining up at the standard ticket line. I would recommend going early morning to ensure smaller crowds. OK, any more questions I am here! Have a nice day, Ash
      • July 16, 2017 at 3:31 am
        Dwaraka
        Hi Ash, Will we be able to access casa batllo during the Spanish siesta time - 2-4pm? Thanks
        • July 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Dwaraka, Don't mention the 's' word to the industrious Catalans who view siestas as a vicious southern Spanish stereotype that does not apply to them ;) These are peak hours for these attractions so do not worry. I would recommend though going either much later or very early in the morning to avoid crowds... if you can't though I still haven't heard complaints about the early afternoon :) Ash
  • March 3, 2017 at 3:17 am
    Dina Puma
    Hi! First let me start that your site is AWESOME!! We are traveling to Barcelona in April and your site has helped me out so much! I am going to purchase the Barcelona City Pass and with the 20% discount how does the discount come off. For instance if I follow the link to purchase Casa Batllo and add tickets to the basket there is no option to put in any information from the City Pass. What do I do? Thank you so much for all the information you worked so hard to put up for us new traveler!!!
    • March 3, 2017 at 2:03 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Dina, Thanks for the kind comments, it's great to know I'm not working in vain ;) Once you've bought your City Pass here you'll receive a confirmation email. After this you'll receive a second email (within 24 hours) with your attraction tickets + airport transfer + your special discount code and the links you need to redeem the 20% discount. It's as easy as that! Don't be alarmed if you don't get it right away - Ticket Bar has to register you for your Sagrada + Park Guell visits so it usually takes 24 hours. OK, any more questions I'm here of course :) I hope you enjoy your Barcelona holiday! Ash
      • March 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        Also! You may have only been looking in the original ticket 'add to basket' window on the website. One you are presented the option of checking out from your basket you'll see a text input box that says 'discount code'. I hope this has cleared things up :)
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