Casa Batlló is a symbol of modernist Barcelona. Built between 1904 and 1906 while working for Josep Batlló, Casa Batlló is the masterpiece of Gaudí, a key piece of modernist architecture of Barcelona to more than a building has become a myth of the art, architecture and universal design of all time.
Once inside the Casa Batlló, visitors tour the former residence of Batlló family for each of its curious corners that leave no one indifferent. Casa Batlló is all majesty , all buildings that are part of the Block of Discord (Manzana de la Discordia) , as Casa Ametller or Casa Lleó Morera.
Casa Batlló and the legend of Sant Jordi.
The building is inspired by the legend of Sant Jordi , the struggle of good against evil. The first thing to attract our attention from the outside balconies are shaped pink.
At the time it is constructed are important mythical and medieval themes , and this house Gaudí Given this historical legend .
If we analyze the facade observe on the roof ridge where his vertebrae Dragon design the main staircase of the house.
Entering the lobby we observe the Glass crowned heart . If you look at the balconies and galleries look at the masks and bones of dead warriors from the dragon over time. For these characteristics the building is also called the Ossuary .
The roof of Casa Batlló
The crown of the building is the roof of 300 m2 , which is accessed from the loft by a spiral staircase . Gaudí conceived this space in a functional but also aesthetic. The constituent elements are almost sculptures, in detail , which can also be seen in other works of Gaudi ‘s La Pedrera.
If you like the area of Passeig de Gràcia and the Block of Discord, 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, economic, located in a privileged area. By reserving on their official website they give you breakfast 😉 www.barcelonacityhotel.com