Although the most famous masterpiece designed but the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí is the Sagrada Familia cathedral, Barcelona has plenty of other buildings from the same gifted author. They all belong to the artistic movement known as modernism and follows quite the same rules: natural inspiration, eccentric shapes, colours, lights, etc. One of the most beautiful buildings is Casa Batlló, which is placed in the middle of the Passeig de Gracia.
The location of this house, in an intersection with a big street, is called “La Manzana de la Discordia”, which in English would mean the apple of discord. This stretch of the Passeig de Gracia has up to four distinctive buildings from modernist architects, although for many people, Casa Batlló is the shiniest one.
If you don’t want just to admire the facade of this building, with its colourful tiles and strange-shaped balconies, you can buy a ticket and visit the inside with an audio guided translated in 11 different languages. This way, you will be able to walk through all the different rooms while the guide explains you the details about the history and the Batlló Family who lived there. The Sala Noble (Noble Room) is one of the most representative spaces, very elegance and with a very unique charm.
For those of you who wish to go a bit further and enjoy the attic terrace, you can take part in the Magic Nights, a night event that consists in live concerts with a champagne or wine cup, while you get in love with the beauty of Barcelona’s night.
In case you wish to find accommodation near the Passeig de Gracia, we recommend you to use the Apartment District site that compares among different operators and show you the holiday rentals in Barcelona that better fit into your location and price’s preferences.