Inside Antoni Gaudí’s Modernist Museum in Barcelona, Spain.
A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited to visit one of Antoni Gaudi’s famous buildings in Barcelona, Spain: Casa Batlló. Even though I’ve been living in Barcelona my whole life, I’ve never visited the inside of Casa Batlló before. Casa Batlló is located in Passeig de Gràcia, very close to Plaça Catalunya, and it was built between 1904 and 1906. The outside facade is really beautiful and impressive but the inside is even more.
When you visit, they give you a SmartGuide, like a smartphone but it’s a guide; and headphones. With the SmartGuide you can see on the screen, all the furniture and details that were in that house in the past; and listen to the story behind Antoni Gaudi’s life and what he did whilst designing Casa Batlló.
My favourite parts of Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batlló are the facade and the rooftop. The facade, as I said before, it’s so beautiful and impressive. I really like the balconies, they look like masks but also like the bones of the face. The views on the rooftop are amazing and so are the chimneys. The trencadís glazed mosaics tiles are also one of my favourite things about Casa Batlló, its details are so interesting and stunning. Another interesting thing I liked about Casa Batlló was the communal stairwell walls. All those different shades of blue reminded me of the waves of the sea.
Have you ever been to Casa Batlló?
Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona