Home » Barcelona » Casa Mila or Casa Batllo

Casa Mila or Casa Batllo

Planning a holiday? Find out the best hotels to stay in Barcelona

Edited by: Rekha Rajan
Fact checked by: Jamshed V Rajan

4.9
(196)

Being Gaudi fans, we can’t have a favourite amongst his creations.

For us, both Casa Batllo or Casa Mila are the same.

But then, you do need your answer. So here are our thoughts –
If time and money is NOT a concern, we suggest you see both.

Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are only 700 meters (2300 feet) from each other.

However, if you are on a budget holiday, and have already seen Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, we suggest you visit Casa Mila.

If you are short on time (and can’t see both), but money is not a concern, we strongly recommend Casa Batllo.

For a detailed analysis, check out this link.

Casa Mila or Casa Batllo

Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are on the same street separated by only 700 meters (2300 feet).

Since both were built as residential properties, tourists end up wondering if one is better than the other. Or if they can skip one for the other.

The quick answer to the question “Casa Batllo or Casa Mila?” is “Visit both, today!”

For the long answer continue reading.

Why Casa Mila?

Casa Mila’s ‘Skip the Line’ ticket costs 22 Euros while Casa Batllo’s Skip the Line ticket costs 29.5 Euros.

When it comes to the cost of the ticket, Casa Mila wins over Casa Batllo hands down.

The Gaudi Museum in the attic of Casa Mila has photos of all the houses built by Gaudi.

Some of these houses aren’t even in Barcelona, and some don’t allow visitors – which means, at this one place you get to view most of Gaudi’s work.

The roof of Casa Mila makes for great photography.

The chimneys, ventilation shafts and staircases in imaginative colours and shapes have a functional and aesthetic appeal.

La Pedrera Casa Mila is furnished, which gives you an idea of the kind of life the people living here enjoyed in the early 20th century.

In sharp contrast, Casa Batllo is not furnished.

Why Casa Batllo?

Casa Batllo is smaller and is exquisitely beautiful.

Even though the entry ticket for Casa Batllo is 7.5 Euros more, tourists who have been inside thought Casa Batllo was worth the expensive tickets.

At Casa Batllo, you actually go through the living space as designed by Antoni Gaudi for the Ballo family.

Whereas in La Pedrera you only go through the lobby, the courtyard, the attic and the roof.

You do walk into an apartment with furnishings used by the Mila family, but that’s a small part of the whole tour.

Casa Batllo has one of the best audio guides (video below) you will find in the whole of Barcelona. It brings the whole building to life.

Casa Mila vs Casa Batllo – The Winner

Being major Antoni Gaudi fans, we don’t want to take any sides when it comes to Casa Batllo or Casa Mila.

But you won’t leave us with a choice, would you? So here is our recommendation:

If time and money is NOT a concern, we suggest you see both. Both La Pedrera and Casa Batllo are close by.

However, if you are on a budget holiday, and have already seen Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, we suggest you visit Casa Mila.

If you are short on time and money is not a concern, we strongly recommend Casa Batllo.

Casa Mila and Casa Batllo tickets

Many tourists visit both Casa Mila and Casa Batllo on the same day. It helps that they are close to each other.

However, there are no combo tickets which give you access to both Casa Mila and Casa Batllo (and help you save money).

The only way to go about visiting both is by booking the tickets individually.

>> Buy Casa Mila tickets

>> Buy Casa Batllo tickets

Best time to visit La Pedrera at night

The night tour ‘The Origins’ is an entirely new experience for the tourists.

It is more of a show than a tour.

The best part of the night tour at Casa Mila is the 20 minutes of audio-visual on the terrace, and it will be a shame if this part of the tour got rained out.

Barcelona sees maximum rain during August, September, and October.

In December, January and February the minimum temperature in Barcelona range around 5 to 6 degrees Celsius (40 to 42 degree Fahrenheit).

During these months, book the Casa Mila night tour only if you can brave the cold.

Sources

# Tripadvisor.com
# Runnerbeantours.com
# Fortourslovers.com

The travel specialists at TheBetterVacation.com use only high-quality sources while researching & writing their articles. We make every attempt to keep our content current, reliable and trustworthy.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Check out all the things to do in Barcelona