CASA BATLLO

  • BUILDING

    BUILDING
    The famous building was built in 1877 by Emilio Sala Cortés, one of Gaudí's architecture teachers, at that time in Barcelona there was still no electricity.
  • JOSE BATTLÓ BOUGHT IT

    JOSE BATTLÓ BOUGHT IT
    It was acquired by Josep Batlló, a well-known businessman, who decided to renovate it.
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    GAUDÍ WAS CHOSEN BY BATLLÓ

    Josep Batlló chose Gaudí in 1904 to reform the building, which was renovated during 2 years. The architect changed the building façade and made the interior looks like a work of art.
  • JOSEP BATLLÓ DIED

    JOSEP BATLLÓ DIED
    After Josep Batlló's death, the house belonged to the family for at least 20 years.
  • CHAMARTIN ANIMATION STUDIOS

    CHAMARTIN ANIMATION STUDIOS
    The famous Chamartin animation studios set up their Barcelona office in Casa Batlló.
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    THE DEPARTURE OF THE BATLLÓ FAMILY

    After the departure of the Batlló family in the 1950s, it welcomed different companies and individuals until the 90's..
  • SEGUROS IBERIA

    SEGUROS IBERIA
    Seguros Iberia acquires Casa Batlló
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    ACQUIRED BY ITS CURRENT OWNERS

    The Bernat family has completely restored the house.
  • PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC

    PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC
    In 1995 the family opened the house to society and presented this architectural jewel to the world, offering the space for events.
  • CULTURAL VISIT

    CULTURAL VISIT
    From this year, the main floor of the building can be visited. It's also the International Year of Gaudí.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

     UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Today, Casa Batlló is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an icon of Barcelona, an essential stop to learn about Gaudí's work and modernism.
  • AWARD FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

    AWARD FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
    It is one of the most valued cultural and tourist attractions, welcoming 1 million visitors a year.
  • ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF BARCEOLONA'S CULTURAL HERITAGE

    ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF BARCEOLONA'S CULTURAL HERITAGE
    Casa Batlló was chosen through a competition initiated by the Capital of Catalan Culture Organization.
    A winner in each region was then selected by popular vote. It was voted on by the general public on May 30, 2007.