Casa Batlló

One of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings, Casa Batlló, can be found at 43 Paseo de Gracia and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Emilio Sala Cortés constructed it in 1877, and Josep Batlló y Casanovas, a textile industrialist, bought it in 1903. Antoni Gaudí, who had originally intended to destroy the edifice, was given artistic licence by Batlló. Nevertheless, the home was completely renovated from 1904 to 1906 thanks to Gaudí’s bravery, which averted its demolition. The structure exemplifies contemporary architectural styles while also serving practical purposes.

During the Bone of Contention era, when other houses were also competing for urban honours, Barcelona underwent a period of architectural transformation. As with Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Mulleras, and Casa Josefina Bonet, Casa Batlló is a one-of-a-kind modernist mansion. The Bernat family has owned Casa Batlló since the 1990s and has repaired it extensively. The family began hosting cultural events and tours of their home to the general public in 1995. One million people visit Casa Batlló every year, making it an essential stop for anybody interested in modernism and Gaudí’s work.

DISCOVER THE NEW NIGHT VISIT TO CASA BATLO

THE MEMORIES

There is something undeniably special about Casa Batlló that captures the hearts of its visitors. And “A Winter Night” offers a new way to experience and explore this architectural masterpiece. As you wander through the most iconic rooms of the house, you’ll be transported back in time through the memories of those who lived there. The intimate scenography and storytelling will evoke a range of emotions, from nostalgia to wonder, as you immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this remarkable house. It’s an experience not to be missed for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Casa Batlló and the memories embedded within its walls.

THE WITNESS

As we step through the ornate doorway of the Batlló family house, we are instantly transported back in time. Although the family no longer lives here, they have been offered a unique opportunity to hear from someone who remembers what life was like inside this grand building. Juan Carlos, the great-grandson of the Batlló family, leads us through the sprawling rooms and tells us stories of the generations who called this place home. As we listen to his words, it’s almost as if we are living their lives alongside them. Juan Carlos truly is the witness to the history of this magnificent house, and we are privileged to hear his account.

THE MUSIC

The music is one of the most captivating elements of any production, and the original soundtrack composed by Jordi Longán for Casa Batlló is no exception. Longán’s compositions create the perfect atmosphere for exploring and experiencing the iconic Gaudí mansion, while Sheila Blanco’s collaboration on the main song about Fermina elevates the piece to new heights. With each note, visitors are transported into the magic of Casa Batlló, connecting with the spirit of the legendary housekeeper and immersing themselves in the unique blend of history and creativity that defines this remarkable destination.

THE FAÇADE

As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, the festive season begins to come to life. Amidst the bustle of the Christmas spirit, many buildings find unique ways to join in on the festivities. This year, from November 17th onwards, Casa Batlló will once again add to the magic of Christmas in Barcelona by illuminating its façade. As the famous art nouveau building comes alive with color, the iconic structure will undoubtedly become an unmissable sight for tourists and residents alike. The elegant design and stunning illumination will create a magical atmosphere that is perfect for getting into the holiday spirit.

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