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Casa Batll贸 : Gaudi Masterpiece

Casa Batll贸, Barcelona, Spain 馃嚜馃嚫

The local name for this building is La Casa de Los Huesos (House of Bones). It is so called because of its very original architecture. The balconies look like fragments of skulls with openings for eyes and noses. The columns of the tribune on the second floor are shaped like human bones and many other details of the facade may remind one of a skeleton. Known worldwide as Casa Batll贸, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an icon of Barcelona, an essential stop to know the work of Gaud铆 and modernism, in its highest expression. It is also one of the most popular cultural and tourist attractions, receiving 1 million visitors per year. The interior of Casa Batll贸 is a marvel of design. Gaud铆 collaborated with the best craftsmen of the time, working with wrought iron, wood, stained glass, ceramic tiles and stone ornaments.

When visiting the house, the details never cease to amaze. The doors leading to the different apartments are identified by letters with modernist features. The windows on each landing distort the tiles of the patio lights, turning them into beautiful ripples of water. The door handles and stair railings have ergonomic shapes. This is a true work of art, in which the artist has been involved in all aspects: design, color, form, space and light. Beauty and function come together in every corner of the building, from the lobby to the rooftop terrace.

If you love beautiful architecture, this magnificent Gaud铆 masterpiece should definitely be on your itinerary when visiting Barcelona.

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