Casa Batlló: The Most Poetic Building in Barcelona

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Maybe the most inspiring and romantic compositions Gaudi produced in his life.

I will not explain the figures of this great building but my feelings about it. If you want to know more, just visit the web http://www.casabatllo.es/. Just one recommendation: 18.4 million tourist visit Barcelona each year. If you want to visit one of the most visited places, wake up early in the morning or go late in the evening. The light is better and makes you avoid lining up.

Two years ago I moved to another city but for the 6 previous years I used to live in Barcelona, just 300 mt. from this incredible house. Every morning, when going to work I used to go down the metro station in front of Casa Batllo thinking – This weekend I will visit that place- But years went by and I left Barcelona.

Last weekend I went to Barcelona to meet some friends and finally decided to visit it. The first impressions are being transported to another world. Maybe a water world reigned by Julius Verne’s Nautilus. All those blue reflections, impossible ripples and the non-straight shapes gives to the feeling of being in an imaginary future. Imaging this beautiful building was created more than 100 years ago tells you that, maybe, and just maybe, the past was always better.

When you start to go up to the light well you realize Gaudi knew exactly what he wanted, without plans he was able to define every detail of the house. Not only the room walls but also the wood used, the mirrors…. everything was drawn in his mind. Sometimes, you can even listen to the breath of sea refreshing the place. What a genius brain he had.

And when you reach the top of the roof, then the beautiful chimneys wave at you as slates cover the roof with colorful fish scales. I think this building cannot be described but seen by yourself.

written by disdis on 2009-11-27 in #world #locations #disdis #spain #travel #architecture #house #modernism #world-cup-spain-location #gaudi #building #barcelona #art #views

16 Comments

  1. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    can not believe how i could skip to see that house when i was in barca a few years ago..

  2. hansie14
    hansie14 ·

    It is such a gorgeous place. So rich in detail, I loved it. Beautiful gallery to go along with this lovely description. I love the pics from the roof.

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Incredible organic architecture ! Your gallery is perfect man !

  4. coca
    coca ·

    love Gaudi!!....great gallery

  5. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I love this location! A friend is going to Barcelona in a few days and I'm trying to convince her to visit this place. I'm going to send her your link, Lomo on!

  6. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    love gaudi - love barcelona - love casa batlo!

  7. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    What a pleasure to see once again Casa Batllo through your eyes !

    It's a magical place !

  8. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    ahaha i have been in Barcelona several times but never in this building...congrats

  9. lomollete
    lomollete ·

    That place is fantastic! But it was too expensive for me to go into it the last time I was there.

  10. satomi
    satomi ·

    wow, this is one of the most astonishing place i've ever seen! must visit....some...da..y

  11. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Love BCN, love Gaudi, love Gracia area in BCN, love your gallery, love your location!!!! :)))

  12. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Perfect!! =)

  13. nural
    nural ·

    Lomographer Was Here! Nural

  14. disdis
    disdis ·

    Lomographer Was Here

  15. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    lomographer was here

  16. phil2k90
    phil2k90 ·

    Just came back from Barcelona on a tight budget and it was so worth going inside!

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