A Visit to Gaudí's Casa Batlló

Hi chums!

When we woke up on Saturday morning to blue sky I was so happy! We had a lot on our list that we wanted to do but after a leisurely breakfast we decided to start with Casa Batlló.


Casa Batlló is a building which was redesigned by Gaudí in 1904 and although is has been refurbished many times since, it remains one of his masterpieces and a popular place to visit for tourists.


I learnt that this house is also known as the 'House of Bones' because of it's skeletal look from the outside.

The building is so impressive, with beautiful mosaics covering the outside of the house walls.




Inside the house there were beautiful stained glass windows and there were almost no straight lines, something Gaudí is known for.




Half way round the house there is a terrace so you can step outside and looks at some more amazing mosaics and sculptures.






In the middle of the house there is a room covered in blue tiles. From the stairs, you can look straight up to the roof or down to the ground floor.





At the top of the house, there are views of Barcelona which are absolutely amazing.



The actual structure of the rooftop terrace includes lots of strange shapes and more mosaics. A common theory is that the structure (shown in both the picture above and below) looks like the back of a dragon.



There are strings of lights everywhere and I can only imagine how beautiful it must look at night when all these lights are turned on.




Casa Batlló is a must, if you visit Barcelona. If you book online, you don't have to wait in the queues outside so I would definitely recommend doing that!

More Barcelona blog posts are still to come so watch out for that!

I hope you are having a fab weekend!

Love as always

Emma
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