Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
Antoni Gaudí saw nature as his muse and used its patterns and shapes to create architectural masterpieces. Casa Batlló is one example that reflects his ingenious imagination, and it should top your list when visiting Barcelona.
In 1904, the Batlló family asked Gaudí to turn their building into an unrivaled showpiece and allowed him free rein to bring his whims of creativity to life. He clearly succeeded.
Gaudí's technqiue, with the use of stone, glass, color, and abstract shapes on Casa Batlló's undulating facade and in its interior, illustrates his brilliance of Catalan Modernism.
It's where the Batlló family lived, and it exudes sheer elegance. The mushroom-shaped alcove, with benches to sit by a fire, is an example of Gaudí's gifted mind at work.
The use of warm tones and wood creates a harmonious flow throughout. The building's shaft, lined with cool shades of exquisite, blue tiles, fills Casa Batlló with natural light.
Eccentric chimneys rise behind what appears to be the contour of a dragon's back, which crowns the roof. The sequence of colored tiles enhances the effect of a scaly surface.
Admission always includes a great audio guide. When you purchase a ticket online, you'll also receive a video guide, which allows you to see what some of the rooms would have virtually looked like when furnished. This feature costs extra at the ticket window. When booking online, you can also add on the "fast pass" to avoid a long wait in line.
Casa Batlló is open 365 days a year, from 9:00AM - 9:00PM (last entry is at 8:00PM). Allow yourself 1 - 2 hours to appreciate this amazing building.
Located at Passeig de Gràcia 43 in Barcelona's Eixample district. Metro station: Passeig de Gràcia (Line 3)
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A great way to see Barcelona if you don't know your way around the city. Would recommend it. Stops at all the major landmarks.I definitely recommend getting off at Poblo Espanyal. It is designed like a traditional Spanish Village. Loads of lovely shops and restaurants. Also in there an exhibition called Fiesta where you see Spanish Festivals and feel as if you are there. And an Art exhibit also. You can buy a 1 or 2 day ticket for the bus tour
The tour bus was an awesome experience. Bus was on time on every stop and provided great details of the most popular sites in Barcelona. Will definitely recommend visitors this tour
Amazing tour. Getyourguide recommended blue route but the only good thing was Sagrada Familia on this route. Red route showed the amazing part of Barca.
Our guide Marta was very knowledgeable about Gaudi and the pace of the tour was just right.
Works as it should, price is sporty for a family of 4, but you can get anywhere