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Barcelona Casa BatlloThe Casa Batllo is a building restored by Antoni GaudÝ and Josep Maria Jujol, built in the year 1877 and remodelled in the years 1905ľ1907; located at 43, Passeig de GrÓcia, part of the Illa de la Disc˛rdia in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), and indeed it does have a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona.

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The building looks very remarkable Ś like everything GaudÝ designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work.

It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the fašade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadÝs) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur. A common theory about the building is that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the sword of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon.

Visit Information
 Address: Pg. de GrÓcia, 43 - 08007 BARCELONA
 Phone: +34 934 880 666
 Opening Time: Daily, from 9am to 8pm.
 How to get there:  Metro L2, L3 and L4, stop Passeig de GrÓcia. | Bus 7, 16, 17, 22, 24 and 28. Barcelona Bus TurÝstic, stop Casa Batllˇ

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Enjoy the Casa Batllˇ, an architectural masterpiece, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi in 1904. A major landmark of Spain's Art Nouveau (modernist style). Discover the fantastic staircase and hall. The Casa Batllo rooms are a refined succession of artistic details designed by Antoni Gaudi with the most creativity. Audio guide in english, catalan, spanish, german, french, italian, chinese and japanese it's included. Skip the line: fast track entry. Wheelchair accessible.

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