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Casa Batllo – tickets, prices, discounts, timings

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

It was designed more than 110 years back by Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, who also built Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, etc.

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.

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 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, giving insights into the incredible detail of Gaudi’s creation and design and showing pictures of the building from over a century for visitors to compare.

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

Where to book tickets

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

We strongly recommend booking tickets online as online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets 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.

How online ticket works

Go to the Casa Batllo’s booking page, select your preferred date, time slot, and the number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

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

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

All you have to do is 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

Cost of tickets for Casa Batllo

The Casa Batllo Standard tickets cost €35 for adults aged between 18 to 64 years.

Youth 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 Casa Batllo 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 Casa Batllo 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 can enter Casa Batllo for free and must be accompanied by adults during the visit. 

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 this discount.

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

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

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

Casa Batllo 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.

Ticket prices

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

Casa Batllo Upgraded tickets (Silver)

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

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

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

Ticket prices

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

Casa Batllo 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.

Ticket prices

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

Casa Batllo’s Magic Nights

Casa Batllo’s 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’s, the caretaker of the Batlló family grandchildren, narration of the true story of the famous Batllo family.

Ticket cost

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

Visual Story: 12 must-know tips before visiting Casa Batllo

How to reach Casa Batllo

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

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

You can reach the attraction by public transport or by your 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 is only a minute’s walk from here.

Since the Barcelona Metro runs until late at night, you can use the L3 trains for Casa Batllo’s magical nights as well.

By Bus

Nearest bus stop is Pg de Gràcia – Aragó, only a two-minute walk from the museum.

Bus H10, Bus V15, Bus 7, Bus 20, Bus 22, and Bus 24 ply towards Casa Batllo.

If you opt for buses 20 and H10, you need to get down at Valencia – Pg de Gràcia bus stop.

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Casa Batllo timings

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

The last admission is up to 7.15 pm.

Nighttime visits take place from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.

The last admission for night tours is up to 8.45 pm.

The 3 Houses of Gaudi is a super saver pass and includes tickets to La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, and Casa Vicens. You also get a 10% discount code, which you can use (five times!) to get discounts on future purchases.

Best time to visit Casa Batllo

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 an 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 to 5 pm.

We advise you to visit the museum in the weekday rather than weekend or public holidays for a quieter experience.

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How long does Casa Batllo take?

The Blue visit takes approximately 1 hour.

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

Is Casa Batllo worth it?

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

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

As for the interiors, Gaudi uses lines, colors, shapes, contours, and textures, to transport you into a fantasy world.

None of Casa Batllo’s 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.

For after building the facade, Gaudi seems to have given his soul to Casa Batllo.

Let’s take a sneak peek into the interior of Casa Batllo.

Entrance Hall

Entrance hall of Casa Batllo
Image: Tekno24.it

The main entrance of Casa Batllo 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 railing of the wooden staircase that leads 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

Living room Casa Batllo
Image: Casabatllo.es

In the morning, you can see the Casa Batllo’s living room illuminated by the 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 passage of sunlight.

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 a romantic one.

Gaudi has designed the courting room to provide the couples 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 he wanted the Batllo family to enjoy some 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.

There are four elements to Batllo House’s roof – 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, it was possible to see Sagrada Familia 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 be discussing 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 resembles 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 these religious references by Gaudi.


Chimneys on Casa Batllo roof
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The beauty of Gaudi’s architectural ideas was the way he combined utility and design.

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

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

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

These Gaudi’s chimneys are so famous that they provide the backdrop to regular live music concerts held on the Casa Batllo roof.

Casa Batllo’s terrace

The terrace of Casa Batllo 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.

FAQs about Casa Batllo

Here are the most often asked questions about Gaudi’s Casa Batllo in Barcelona.

Where can I book tickets for Casa Batllo Gaudi?

Tourists can buy tickets for the attraction online or at the venue, on the day of their visit. However, tickets for Magical Nights and Be the First can ONLY be purchased online. We recommend you to book your tickets online in advance for the best experience.

What is Casa Batllo used for?

The current owners of Casa Batllo Gaudi use the building for two purposes – to attract tourists and rent out the premises for high-end events.

Who owns Gaudi’s Casa Batllo?

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

Does the Casa Batllo in Barcelona have any open door days?

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

Will I get an entry into Casa Batllo if I am late for my designated time slot?

You can enter the venue up to 15 minutes after the beginning of your time slot after which you must reach out to Casa Batllo’s staff for entry.

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. If you want to take photographs for non-commercial uses you may contact Casa Batllo’s authorities.

Are there lockers available at the venue?

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


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