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Last updated: 05 February, 2024
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

There are three Modernista masterpieces in a single block on the Passeig de Gracia, but Gaudi’s Casa Batllo (1906), a shimmering, colour-drenched townhouse designed as an allegory of a dragon, is the most astonishing.

Commissioned by textile industrialist Josep Batllo when Gaudi was at his artistic best, this dazzling widely acclaimed Modernista masterpiece is now a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.

The facade is especially beautiful, and though it’s expensive to tour the interior, it’s even more magical inside: brightly tiled, fluid-looking and full of art.

One highlight is the open-air rooftop, where you can admire the bold, surreal chimney stacks and snap photos of the city.

Logistics

Price from: £32
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The nearest metro station is Passeig de Gràcia. An audio guide is provided on entry, which takes you on a one-hour tour. Pre-book tickets online through the website, or join an organised tour (who will book for you), to jump the queues.

When to do it

Casa Batlló is open year round – check the website for exact hours. Like most of Barcelona’s indoor attractions, it works just as well whatever the weather, but there is a rooftop viewing platform, so perhaps aim for a bright or sunny day. It occasionally closes a couple of hours early for corporate events, so check the website before you go.

Who to go with: organised tours

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