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Casa Batllo Tickets & Tours

Casa Batllo is a beautiful residential building that attracts more than a million tourists every year.

Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, who built Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, etc., designed this attraction more than 110 years ago.

The locals also call it Casa dels Ossos or House of Bones since skulls and bones were used to make it.

This article explains everything you must know before buying Casa Batllo tickets.

Things to know before booking tickets

You can buy Casa Batllo tickets online or at the venue.

Online tickets are usually cheaper than those sold at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

To book tickets, go to Casa Batllo’s booking page and select your preferred date, time slot, and the number of tickets.

Once you purchase the tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

You must swap the e-voucher on your smartphone for a paper ticket at the ticket office and get entry.

With the tickets, you get the augmented reality video guide for free, along with a headset.

Casa Batllo tickets

There are different ways to explore this attraction.

You can book the standard, upgraded, premium, or night tickets.

Standard tickets (Blue)

The Standard tickets allow you admission to Casa Batlló, including an audio guide (available in 15 languages) called SmartGuide.

The SmartGuides are the museum’s innovative way to explore it by combining an audio guide with augmented reality technology.

You will be able to witness the astonishingly gorgeous interiors and the Dragon rooftop with a soundtrack by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

A guide is included with every entry ticket.

Cost of tickets

The Standard tickets cost €35 for adults aged between 18 and 64 years.

Youths aged between 13 to 17 years and students with ID pay a discounted price of €29 for entry. 

Tickets for seniors aged 65 years and above are available at a reduced rate of €32 for entry. 

The 2×1 Residents in Spain Promo on Standard ticket costs €22.

Adult (18 to 64 years): €35
Youth (13 to 17 years): €29
Student (with ID): €29
Senior (65+ years): €32
Child (up to 12 years): Free
2×1 Residents in Spain Promo: €22

Upgraded tickets (Silver)

The Upgraded ticket allows you not only a visit to the museum but also a whole sensory experience.

With fast-track access, you can explore Casa Batlló and the Gaudí Cube below the Gaudí Dome, which dazzles with over 1,000 LED screens.

The ticket also gives access to the 10D Experience, an immersive adventure mingling artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and machine learning.

Cost of tickets

The Upgraded tickets cost €43 for adults aged between 18 to 64 years.

Youth aged between 13 to 17 years and students with ID pay a discounted price of €37 for entry. 

Tickets for seniors aged 65 years and above are available at a reduced rate of €40 for entry. 

The 2×1 Residents in Spain Promo on Upgraded ticket is priced at €26.

Adult (18 to 64 years): €43
Youth (13 to 17 years): €37
Student (with ID): €37
Senior (65+ years): €40
Child (up to 12 years): Free
2×1 Residents in Spain Promo: €26

Premium tickets (Gold)

The Premium tickets give you access to the Casa Batllo, Gaudi cube, and the vast 10D Experience.

You will also be allowed to witness Batllo’s bedroom.

Cost of tickets

The Premium tickets cost €45 for adults aged between 18 to 64 years.

Youth aged between 13 to 17 years and students with ID pay a discounted price of €39 for entry. 

Tickets for seniors aged 65 years and above are available at a reduced rate of €42 for entry. 

Kids up to 12 years old can enter for free, but adults must accompany them during their visit. 

The 2×1 Residents in Spain Promo on Premium ticket costs €27.

Adult (18 to 64 years): €45
Youth (13 to 17 years): €39
Student (with ID): €39
Senior (65+ years): €42
Child (up to 12 years): Free
2×1 Residents in Spain Promo: €27

Casa Batllo’s Magic Nights

The Magic Nights ticket gives you access to the museum cloaked in the glimmering lights of nightfall and the AR multimedia experience of Fermina’s story.

You will be in for a new perspective of the museum, along with Fermina, the caretaker of the Batlló family’s grandchildren, who will narrate the true story of the famous Batllo family.

Cost of tickets

Adult (18 to 64 years): €45
Youth (13 to 17 years): €39
Student (with valid ID): €39
Senior (65+ years): €42
Child (up to 12 years): Free
2×1 Resident in Spain Promo: €20

Frequently asked questions about tickets

Here are some questions tourists ask before purchasing their tickets for the Casa Batllo in Barcelona.

Does the attraction offer free tickets?

Yes, entry to the attraction is free for children aged up to 12 years and carers of persons with disabilities.

Can I buy tickets at the venue?

Yes, the tickets are available at the venue’s ticket office. However, tickets for Magical Nights and Be the First can ONLY be purchased online. Additionally, the popular timeslots may sell out due to high demand, so it’s better to get them online in advance.

Do we need to print online tickets?

Visitors can present their tickets on mobile devices, but printed tickets are also accepted at the Gaudi Casa Batllo. You can take the ‘Blue & Agencies’ lane and show the ticket on your mobile to get in.

What is the museum house’s arrival time?

When you book the attraction’s tickets, you must select a preferred visit time. Considering the security check time, we recommend arriving at least 5 minutes before your visit time.

What is the museum house’s late arrival policy?

You can enter the venue up to 15 minutes after the beginning of your time slot, after which entry is not guaranteed.

Does the Museum offer discounts for locals?

The attraction offers discounted admission to youth between 13 and 17 years, students with a student card, seniors (65 years+), and disabled persons with a disability card.

Does Casa Batllo offer a student discount?

Yes, the attraction offers a student discount on their admission tickets upon presentation of a valid student card.

Does the museum house offer a military discount?

The attraction does not offer a military discount on its admission tickets.

Does the Barcelona Bundle include access to the attraction?

Yes, the Barcelona Bundle is a cost-effective option to explore Barcelona’s top sights, including the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló. Access the free downloadable audio guide app on your mobile. You will also get a discount code of 10% off on your next booking.

What is the Casa Batllo’s refund policy?

This attraction in Barcelona has a flexible cancellation policy. You can cancel your ticket until 11.59 pm the day before your visit for a full refund by selecting a refundable ticket during checkout.

How can we reschedule the museum house‘s ticket?

The attraction does not allow you to change the date and time of your visit under any circumstances.

What is the attraction’s rain policy?

The attraction is an all-weather experience, so all tickets are final.

What is the site used for?

The current owners use the building for two purposes: to attract tourists and rent it out for high-end events.

Who owns Gaudi’s Casa Batllo?

The Bernat Family are the current owners of Casa Batllo. Interestingly, they also own the Chupa Chups brand of confectionaries. The Bernats bought it in 1994 and turned it into a business initiative after restoring the house. Today, it is one of Barcelona’s most highly-rated cultural and tourist attractions.

Does the attraction have any open-door days?

No, there are no open-door days at the attraction as it is a private institution.

Can I take photographs inside Barcelona‘s Casa Batllo?

Yes, you can take pictures inside the museum, but only for personal use and without a tripod. You may contact the authorities if you want to take photographs for non-commercial use.

Are there lockers available at the venue?

Casa Batllo has no locker facility, so you must avoid carrying heavy luggage.

Casa Batllo discounts

Native Spanish residents who want to visit the museum can pay a discounted price by purchasing the 2×1 Residents in Spain Promo.

This ticket is valid in sets of two and upon presentation of a valid Spanish DNI or certificate of residence.

Residents must purchase a minimum of two tickets to avail of this discount.

Kids up to 12 years old can enter the attraction for free, but adults must accompany them during their visit. 

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Timings

Casa Batllo opens at 9 am and closes at 8 pm every day for general visits.

The last admission is at 7.15 pm for general visits.

Nighttime visits take place from 6.30 pm to 9 pm, and the last admission is up to 8.45 pm.

How long does the tour take

The Blue visit to Casa Batllo takes approximately 1 hour.

Both Silver and Gold visits take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Casa Batllo is between 9 am and 11 am when the crowd starts coming in.

The ‘Be the First!’ Entrance tickets offer an early morning tour wherein you get exclusive access to the museum before 9 am.

If you can’t make it during the early hours, the next best time to visit is late afternoons, between 3 pm and 5 pm.

For a quieter experience, we advise you to visit the museum on a weekday rather than a weekend or public holiday.


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What to expect

Casa Batlló, one of Gaudi’s many modernist masterpieces, was Josep Batlló’s property.

Its architecture is very unique in itself, as there is no other residential building in the world that even remotely resembles it.

From the facade mimicking the surface of the water to the roof terrace dominated by a dragon-like structure from the legend of Saint George, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is sure to earn your admiration.

Everything from the Noble hall, the entrance hall, and the patio of lights to the indoor garden, the loft, and the roof terrace reflects Gaudi’s genius.

Unlike a common audio guide, the ‘House of Bones’ provides every visitor with a virtual reality video guide. The guide gives insights into the incredible detail of Gaudi’s creation and design and shows pictures of the building from over a century for visitors to compare.

Casa Batllo Ticket Cost
Standard tickets (Blue) €35
Upgraded tickets (Silver) €43
Premium tickets (Gold) €45
Magic Nights €45

Is Casa Batllo worth it?

Absolutely! Casa Batllo is worth every Euro spent on entrance tickets.

The museum’s exterior design will make your jaw drop.

For the interiors, Gaudi uses lines, colors, shapes, contours, and textures to transport the viewer into a fantasy world.

None of the rooms are furnished, yet you will not even realize it. Such is the beauty of the interiors.

Plus, rarely do we come across a museum that provides a free virtual reality video guide tour.

What’s not to love about the legend that the museum represents – Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia, who saved the life of a Princess from a dragon by slaying it!

Inside Casa Batllo

The compliment ‘you are beautiful from the inside out’ holds for Casa Batllo.

After building the facade, Gaudi seems to have given his soul to this attraction.

Let’s take a sneak peek into the interiors.

Entrance Hall

Casa Batllo Entrance
Image: Tekno24.it

The main entrance is divided into two sections – one for the rented apartments and another for the Batllo family.

The entrance hall that leads to the Batllo family’s private lounge evokes an underwater experience.

The walls are vaulted and curved with skylights that represent turtle shells.

The wooden staircase railing leading to Mr. Batllo’s study looks like animal vertebrae.

Noble Floor

The Noble Floor was the residential area of the Batllo family and is the most creative space.

It has three interconnected sections – Mr. Batllo’s study, the living room, and a secluded area for courting couples.

Living Room

Casa Living Room
Image: Casabatllo.es

In the morning, Casa Batllo’s living room is illuminated by sunlight streaming in through huge tinted windows.

The size of these windows varies from big on the top to small on the bottom to allow more sunlight to pass through.

You will notice that the ceiling tends to spiral down like a whirlpool.

The chandelier in the center makes you feel as if you are staring into the eye of the sea.

Courting Area

We don’t know whose idea it was to include what we now call a ‘dating room,’ but it is romantic.

Gaudi has designed the courting room to provide couples with all the privacy they need.

The major attraction of this room is a mushroom-shaped fireplace.

Patio of Lights

Gaudi wanted light and air to travel to all the rooms through the main skylight.

It is interesting to note the shades of blue tiles that Gaudi used for this portion.

To ensure the uniform distribution of light, he installed darker shades of blue at the top that faded down the bottom.

The Loft

Casa Batllo’s loft functioned as a service area for the tenants.

Gaudi used white color for this section, which accommodated storage areas and laundry rooms.

The sixty Catenary arches give an impression of being the ribcage of an animal.

Indoor Garden

Gaudi was a nature lover and wanted the Batllo family to enjoy a peaceful time in their private garden.

The garden is attached to their dining hall and contains glass-coated flower pots.

Casa Batllo’s roof

Initially built in 1877, Casa Batllo didn’t always have the exciting roof it currently has.

However, everything changed when local textile merchant Josep Batllo commissioned Antonio Gaudi to redesign his house in 1904.

Gaudi divided the building into apartments, added the fifth floor, revamped the interiors, added a new facade, and redesigned the roof.

The Catalan architect always put a lot of effort into the roof.

He believed that the roofs gave buildings their personalities.

Batllo House’s roof has four elements: the Dragon back, the tower and Cross, the four stacks of chimneys, and the terrace.

Roof in the shape of Dragon’s back

Casa Batllo roof
Photo Courtesy: Casabatllo.es

It is hard to miss that Casa Batllo’s roof is shaped like a Dragon’s back. And on the Dragon’s back, its spine distinctly stands out.

A small triangular window towards the right of the building represents the Dragon’s eye.

Legend has it that before newer buildings blocked the view, Sagrada Familia could be seen from this eye.

The panoramic roof is composed of 600 large tiles, which look like scales. These large ceramic scales vary in color.

Near the eye, where the Dragon’s body begins, the tiles are green.

They turn blue and violet in the center and pink and red towards the tail area of the Dragon.

Keep this color scheme in mind, for we will discuss it again.

The tower and Cross

A cross with four arms pointing North, South, East, and West rises from the roof’s third element, a tower.

This tower and Cross seem to be inspired by nature and resemble plant life (scroll up to see the image).

Golden-colored monograms of Jesus, Maria, and Joseph decorate the tower.

If you stand in front of Casa Batllo and look up, you can’t miss Gaudi’s religious references.

Chimneys

Chimneys
Tony Hisgett / Wikipedia.com

Gaudi’s architectural ideas’ beauty was how he combined utility and design.

He believed that just because something was utilitarian didn’t mean it had to look ugly.

The beautiful chimneys on the Batllo house’s roof are proof of Gaudi’s philosophy.

The roof also has four stylized and polychromatic chimney stacks. Gaudi designed them to prevent back draughts.

These Gaudi chimneys are so famous that they provide the backdrop to regular live music concerts on the roof.

Casa Batllo’s terrace

The terrace is an open space offering great views of the Passeig de Gracia.

You will also find the entrance to a small room on the terrace, which now hosts a small water fountain.

When the Batllo family lived in this house, they used the room to store water.

How to reach

Casa Batllo is in the center of Barcelona, in the street known as Manzana de la Discordia (the Street of Discord). 

Address: Pg. de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain. Get Directions

You can reach the attraction by public transport or by car.

By Metro

Take L3, also known as Barcelona Underground Green Line, and get down at Passeig de Gracia station.

Once you get down, look for the exit called Calle Aragó-Rambla Catalunya – Casa Batllo, which is only a minute’s walk from here.

Since the Barcelona Metro runs until late at night, you can also use the L3 trains for the magical nights.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is Pg de Gràcia – Aragó, a 2-minute walk from the museum.

Bus H10, Bus V15, Bus 7, Bus 20, Bus 22, and Bus 24 ply towards the museum.

If you take buses 20 and H10, you must get off at the Valencia—Pg de Gràcia bus stop.

Sources

# Casabatllo.es
# Architectuul.com
# Wikipedia.org
# Tripadvisor.com

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