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“the amazing gaudi”
Review of Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo
Ranked #3 of 792 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Stunning outside, unimaginable inside!
Reviewed 29 June 2018

firstly, i should say i'd never heard of casa batllo before coming to barcelona. casa mila yes, but not casa battlo. it was only because of trip advisor that my interest was piqued. and a friend suggested casa batllo was definitely the pick ahead of casa mila.

opinions varied, but one hour seemed to be the average length of stay most people suggested. my wife and i stayed for two.

we had already been to sagrada familia and park guell before coming here, so we were already gaudi enthusiasts. this was the cherry on the cake.

like so much of barcelona, managing queues and crowds plays a significant part in your ability to enjoy what you're doing. this house is enjoyed by walking around the various rooms and listening to the audio guide provided as well as the virtual reality aspect - it's really quite cool. the tour is numbered, so you simply follow the path and numbers around the house. but if you're doing this with thousands of other people i can imagine it wouldn't be that enjoyable.

so tip #1 is plan to go either in the morning before it gets busy or later in the afternoon/early evening. the house also has a lot of stairs to climb so it's worth being aware of that too, in case you're not so mobile. there is an internal elevator to get you to the upper floors should you need it.

i suppose at the end of the day you're either in awe and amazed by the deign or non-plussed. i've ready quite a few negative reviews saying they just don't get it - fair enough. our experience was nothing short of total amazement for gaudi's vision and design and we wished like nothing else to be able to live in that house. the design elements in the light well alone were simply amazing.

but whilst the house itself ticks all the boxes, i think the way the site is managed as a tourist destination is handled excellently too. the audio guide and virtual tour were superb - without them you're just walking around blindly marvelling at what you see.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

If you like Gaudi architecture you will enjoy visiting this location also. Remarkable colors, style and art!

Thank Jan G
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Another spectacular example of the work of Gaudi. I did find the entrance fee was more than I expected but it’s definitely worth a visit.

Thank CMT199
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Lovely house, we went with the 'go anytime' tickets which meant we didn't have to book a time slot or day and could just turn up when we felt like it, which really freed up our time. I would recommend this ticket for someone on a short stay.

We were shown in straight away and given headphones and a small tablet for the interactive self guided tour, it had an audio guide with numbers to press for each room. The interactive screen showed the house as it would have looked when it was first built along with a few extras like turtles swimming in the hallways. Which I think would be nice for any children you might have with you.

Sounds of the ocean played through the blue corridors and the stain glass in the main living room was very pretty. If you followed the route of the guided tour it led you on a one way route through the house, but there was no one telling you to move on, you could stay in each room as long as you wanted. It was a really nice experience and one of the better audio tours we experienced on our trip. Also open late most days, I think 8ish. We rocked up around 4pm and stayed till about 6pm.

But don't worry if you cant afford a ticket inside, the best and most colorful designs were still the front facade of the house which can be viewed for free from the street.

My favorite out of Casa Balto and Casa Mila

Thank Ruth_Macleod
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Barcelona has so many old and modern art and structure. This house is one of the symbol of great creativity of human mind in Spain.
The house is not only attractive to see in side the interior only, but also from outside the building. They spent so much time and money to create something like this. A must visit when in Barcelona

Thank Aloysius170
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