There are a great many wonderful reasons that the incredible city of Barcelona, Spain, may be at the top of your travel list, and the city's stunning architecture should definitely be one of those reasons. Even those who don't think that they're interested in artsy buildings are going to enjoy the fabulous expressions of architectural genius that can be found throughout Barcelona, and a great place to start is at the popular Casa Batllo. It's one of the area's most popular landmarks with some 700,000 visitors every year, and you're sure to come away from the city with a new appreciation for the artistic imagination that went into the creation of this wondrous mansion.
Casa Batllo is the perfect example of how the great artistic architect, Antoni Gaudi, could turn a simple old building into a fantastical creation that you simply can't take your eyes away from. Between 1904 and 1906, Gaudi transformed this plain building that sits in the very heart of the city into one of his finest masterpieces. Turning this normal building into something truly amazing began with some very big changes. It all started with the creation of an entire new facade made of a striking combination of stone and glass. Gaudi followed that with a redesign of all of the external walls into a wavy shape that were then covered with fragments of varying colors of glass and ceramic. He then had the roof turned into a perfect replica of the back of a mythical dragon, and that picture was completed with the addition of large, iridescent scales and a spine that was created from spherical pieces of masonry with the look of constantly changing colors.
Plan Your Tour of Casa Batllo
This building is a work of art both inside and out, and you'll have to see it for yourself to thoroughly enjoy the full experience. To enhance your visit, most of these tours feature smart-view technology that combines augmented reality with a variety of virtual elements. This allows each visitor to more thoroughly explore every unique feature of Casa Batllo. These are just a few of the most popular tours that are available to visitors, and groups of at least 20 individuals may also inquire about special tour opportunities.
For Gaudi Lovers:
This tour allows you to discover all of Gaudi's secrets that are cleverly hidden throughout Casa Batllo. Gaudi enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn everything that they never knew about the life and work of this creative genius.
Be the First:
Perfect for early risers, this exclusive tour is available to only 10 lucky people who will be allowed to explore Casa Batllo before the doors open to the rest of the public. Book early because this tour sells out fast.
An Evening Toast:
This tour is especially attractive to couples, and it's the perfect romantic experience. Following your exploration, you'll be invited to come enjoy a glass of Spanish sparkling wine while you watch the sun set from your perfect location on the stunning rooftop terrace, which is known as the dragon's roof. Participants must be at least age 18 to attend this tour.
Without a doubt, this is the most popular tour at Casa Batllo. A wonderful actor who perfectly portrays Gaudi will take you through the house, and you'll be delighted by the intricate stories that he tells and the discovery of special secrets that are hidden in every corner. The audience is often directly involved during this tour, and it's a wonderful delight for adults and children of all ages.
If you don't want your vacation to be burdened by a tight schedule, then this is a great option. It allows you to buy a ticket that enables you to take your tour whenever you get a chance to drop by.
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