Casa Batllo Tickets

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Opening hours

The Casa Batllo is open all year from 9 am -9pm. It is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The last entry is at 8pm and you should allow one hour for your visit. Tickets cost 29 Euros and include an audio guide. There are discounts for students under 18, seniors over 65 and Catalonia residents. Children under 7 have free entry.

How to get there

On the metro L2, L3 and L4 all stop here and you should exit at the Passeig de Gracia and use the Calle Arago-Rambla Catalunya exit. The Casa Batllo is then just a 30 second walk.

Take the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and get off at the Casa Batllo stop.

On public bus numbers 7, 22, 24 or V15 get off at the stop Passeig de Gracia/Arago. If using bus numbers 20 or H10 get off at Passeig de Gracia/Valencia.

FAQ

Should I buy my tickets online or wait and buy them when I arrive at Casa Batllo?
Casa Batllo is visited by lots of people every day and you are advised to buy your tickets online in advance to ensure you have a guaranteed entry on the day and at the time you wish to visit.
Why is there a different price for buying your tickets online or at the ticket office?
Buying tickets at the ticket office is more expensive as the price of a handling fee is automatically added to the price of your ticket. It is cheaper to buy your tickets online.
Do I have to bring a printed copy of my ticket with me?
Having a printed copy is not necessary as long as you can validate your ticket purchase on your phone ot tablet.
What is the Smart Guide?
The Smart Guide is a mobile device that is given to every visitor. It is easy to use and intended for all ages. It allows you to learn about the building through augmented reality.
How long should I allow for a visit?
The recording on the Smart Guide takes around 45 minutes. You can however take as little or as much time as you require. There is no time limit to your visit during opening hours.
Are guided tours available if I do not wish to use the Smart Guide?
There are no guides employed at the Casa Batllo, the Smart Guide gives you all the information you need and is available in 11 languages.
Can I take photographs?
Yes, provided they are for personal use. Tripods are not permitted inside this attraction.
Is the Casa Batllo accessible to people with mobility problems?
There is a lift with priority given to people with reduced mobility or pregnant women. There is a wheelchair that has been adapted for the dimensions of the lift. The lift reaches the attic, so all floors are easily accessible with the exception of the rooftop. To gain access to the rooftop you are required to climb a small flight of stairs.

Must Know

Why is it called the House of Bones?
From its appearance the outside facade looks as though it is constructed of skulls and bones. The ‘Skulls’ are balconies and the ‘bones’ are the supporting pillars.
Who did Gaudi design the house for?
Gaudi designed the house as an upmarket home for a wealthy aristocrat, Josep Batllo. Senor Batllo and his family lived in the lower two floors while the upper two floors were rented as apartments.
What are the main historical details of the house?
The house was originally built in 1877, it was then a classical building with no remarkable features. Josep Batllo bought the house in 1900 and hired Gaudi to renovate the building in 1904. The first plan of Batllo was to demolish the house and build again. Gaudi convinced him otherwise and that a renovation could be completed much quicker. Gaudi expanded the central well that then supplied light throughout the building. On its completion in 1906, the renovation was among the candidates for the best building award although the council in Barcelona awarded the prize to a different architect.
Later refurbishments and uses
Josep Batllo died in 1934 and his wife in 1940. Their children kept the house until1954 when it was acquired by an insurance company when it was used as offices. In 1970, a refurbishment of several of the interior rooms was conducted and in 1983 the exterior was restored to its original colours. In 1993 the present owners bought the house and continued with refurbishing the building. In 1995, several rooms were hired out for social events, due to the décor and style it was a very popular attraction for hosting events.
Lost Property
Should you misplace anything during your visit you can be assured that all items of lost property are kept for one month! If any items are not claimed after that period of time then they are passed on to local charities.
Wi-Fi
There is a free Wi-Fi connection throughout Casa Batllo for all its visitors.

Places Nearby

La Sagrada Familia
Every year millions of visitors come to Barcelona to see La Sagrada Familia, the beautiful Roman Catholic basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi. The best way to view this masterpiece is with an experienced guide. On an organized tour you can view both the interior and exterior of this impressive building. Your tour should also include the onsite museum which gives you the history behind La Sagrada Familia’s construction through photographs, models and sketches. All the guided tours are offered several times every day in many languages. Tours in English are offered every day in both the morning and afternoon. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Park Guell
Another of Gaudi’s creations is Park Guell. It was created under the instructions of Eusebi Guell in 1890 and the beautiful park captivates visitors from all over the world. It is full of sculptures, and despite an entry fee being imposed in 2013 thousands of people come here every day. You may have to wait a long time at the ticket office. However, you can avoid that inconvenience by buying your tickets online. From the top of the park you can see wonderful views across Barcelona.
Catalan History Museum
This museum was opened in 1996 and is located in the Palau de Mar. It is the only preserved building in the old industrial port of Barcelona. Inside the museum you will discover interactive exhibits explaining Catalans history from the period of prehistory up to the present time. A free guided tour takes about 90 minutes.