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Casa Mila or Casa Batllo

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

For art connoisseurs, both Casa Batllo or Casa Mila are unique in their own ways.

Tourists who find themselves restricted in terms of time or money might end up facing this dilemma.

In this article, we look at which attraction should you visit in Barcelona.

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 “Both!”

Why Casa Mila?

Casa Mila’s ‘Skip the Line’ ticket costs 25 Euros while Casa Batllo’s Skip the Line ticket costs 35 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.

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Why Casa Batllo?

Casa Batllo is smaller and is exquisitely beautiful.

Even though the entry ticket for Casa Batllo is 10 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 Batllo family as opposed to La Pedrera where 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.

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

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- 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 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

La Pedrera at night

The night experience at Casa Mila is also known as “The Origin’s show.”

It is a 90-minute semi-guided tour focussing on the origins of life and the essence of Gaudí’s architectural style.

As part of the tour, you will see multiple projections in the stairwells and work your way to the roof terrace for the 20-minute finale.

With fascinating light projections and background soundtrack, the whole show leaves an edible mark on the tourists. 

At the end of the show, you will get a cup of Cava.

Casa Batllo at night

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.

Sources

# Tripadvisor.com
# Lapedrera.com
# Casabatllo.es

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