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Getaway Casa Batlló


Getaway Casa Batlló

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It is located in one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia.


Passeig de Gràcia, 43 Barcelona
Barcelona (Spain)
Telf: (+34) 932 160 306
E-mail: info@casabatllo.cat
Web: https://www.casabatllo.es/

It seems strange to me to name Casa Batlló as a Getaway. It is so close from home; but it is true that the visit itself is a real journey. In fact, as they themselves say, it is a unique immersive experience. And it is for many things.

It is located in the middle of one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona: Passeig de Gràcia. It was the street that linked Barcelona with Vila de Gràcia (today, it is already another neighborhood in the city). When Pla Cerdà was approved in 1860, Passeig de Gràcia became its main axis. The main families of the Catalan bourgeoisie are building their residences here and, little by little, the street becomes a busy promenade.

Josep Batlló, a textile industrialist and businessman, gave Antoni Gaudí complete freedom to destroy the house. It was the latter who decided to do "only" a total reform in two years. He changed the façade and redistributed the interior partitions, achieving a functional house and a work of art at the same time.

In the 1950s, Casa Batlló ceased to belong to the Batlló family. It is not until the 1990s that it passes into the hands of the current owners, who did a complete reform and open the house to the city.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an admirer of Gaudí. I have visited almost all of his works; but I have to say that this is relevant to know Modernism in general and the genius in particular. When visited, it is understood why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The visit must be done with calm. It is necessary to observe and live the different spaces understanding what was at that time. Each space has its charm; but there are three amazing:

  • The Planta Noble: the mixture of majesty and functionality amazed me and more knowing the time in which it was built. The room is beautiful, but being able to see Passeig de Gracia from that perspective is awesome.
  • The Golfes: the simplicity and charm of the space made me fall in love.
  • Gaudí Dome: immersive experience that takes you back to nature, the source of inspiration for all of Gaudí's works. This is the area that surprised me the most, because it is the one I least expected.

Obviously, the other spaces cannot be left out. The terrace, the stairs, the other rooms... everything is amazing. Any corner is awesome. Just for this reason, I recommend making the visit calmly, so as not to miss a single detail. It is open every day from 09:00am to 08:15pm.

One of the coolest experiences is going to the Nits Màgiques. It is the perfect plan to discover Casa Batlló and see an exclusive moment at the same time. They are open-air concerts that can be enjoyed with a glass of cava in hand. There are three types of tickets: blue, silver and gold. Different prices for different content. It is interesting to review the musical proposal. There are R&B artists, Jazz, Pop, Blues, etc.

Another of the important moments of the house is the Day of Sant Jordi (April 23). It is a very important day in Catalonia where love is celebrated represented with books and roses. The city takes to the streets and Casa Batlló dresses up. The facade is decorated with red roses leaving a awesome image immortalized by millions of people. Leaving aside this specific day, the legend of Sant Jordi is present in the house in different spaces: the balcony of the princess in the highest part of the façade, the sword of Sant Jordi and the dragon on the terrace, the bones and the skulls also on the façade, the tail of the dragon in the hall, etc. Everything has a meaning. Amazing.

In the store there is a space dedicated to Kafka with very cute things! These are unique designer jewelry collections! I already have more than 5 pieces! Addicted!

Go to the restaurant "Moments" of Raul Balam Ruscalleda, son of Carme Ruscalleda. It has two Michelin stars, it is very close and, for me, it is one of the best in the city.

Casa Batlló is an icon of Barcelona, a special place that offers the opportunity to live a unique moment in a historic space. If you want to organize an exclusive event in one of the best houses in Barcelona, you just have to send me an email.

Duration:

The visit lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.


Kids

No problem. In fact, it is perfect for them to learn about the history of the city and modernism itself.


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