The house was commissioned by Amatller chocolatier Antoni Amatller to Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who devised a form of urban Gothic castle, with a flat front , a central courtyard and a staircase leading to the bedrooms . Casa Ametller was constructed between 1898 and 1900.
The facade can be seen the two asymmetric gates linked by a Sant Jordi , the sculptor Eusebi Arnau. Across the front there is a graffito that binds with a delicate pottery .
The hall was built designed for carriage entrance ( something very common at the time it was built) . It is decorated with stained glass lamps and two staircases, the simplest and most floors decorated and sumptuous for passage to the main floor.
The style is a mixture between flamenco and Catalan Gothic ( in this case by the flat triangular shape of the top of the facade).
Visits to Casa Amatller
Since 2013, after a period of restoration works, Casa Amatller allows visitors to the main floor. This was the place of residence where he lived chocolatier Antoni Milà.
The visit to the Casa Ametller is about 2 hours. It costs 10€ per person and it includes a route in the main floor, an information passing over the professional life of Antoni Amatller and a cup of chocolate at the end of the visit.
If you are a lover of Passeig de Gràcia and this zone, when you come to Barcelona we recommend you to book a room in Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal).It is located only one minute walking away from Casa Batlló and only few minutes fro La Pedrera! A hotel in the center of Barcelona next to Casa Amatller, economic, located in a privileged area. By booking a room on their official website they give you free breakfast www.barcelonacityhotel.com