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Dom Baglio in Barcelona-a masterpiece by Antonio Gaudi


The Ballo house in Barcelona, whose second name sounds like the house of Bones, is one of the most famous creations of Antonio Gaudi.


The only building built by the great architect in the modernist style has been protected by UNESCO since 2005.


Let's find out why Casa Batllo is considered a masterpiece and whether it is worth visiting this attraction.


History of the house of Baglio

The architect worked on the project of the house from 1904 to 1906. The order was made by textile magnate Josep Baglio.


The manufacturer and his wife wanted to get an unusual mansion. Initially, they planned to demolish the old-fashioned building and build a new one, but Gaudi persuaded the entrepreneur.

The master approached the matter creatively and started working on the drawings. He left the old Foundation and completely remodeled the walls, created a new ventilation system, lighting and original wooden decor items.

Now the Baglio House is a classic example of modernist

architecture.


Architectural feature

The name Of the house with skulls (as the famous mansion is sometimes called) is due to the facade.


Externally, the building resembles a skeleton with balconies in the form of skulls and columns that resemble bones.

IN SPANISH, THE ATTRACTION SOUNDS MORE BEAUTIFUL – CASA BATTLO.

There is also another name-the house of the Dragon. Some fans of Gaudi's talent believe that the mansion represents this mythical creature.


The building has almost no straight lines and no symmetry, but it looks harmonious.


Do not hesitate to go inside: there is something to see.

There are a lot of interesting interior details inside:

Spacious interior with a corrugated ceiling that resembles the waves of the sea.

Luxurious office of the owner of the house.

A chandelier that looks like the sun.

A courtyard with a floor made of multicolored mosaics of ceramics and glass.


Entrance.

A great impression on tourists is made by Windows that have an irregular shape and resemble the Windows of a fairy-tale house.


It seems that the window structures are made of plasticine, but this is a deceptive impression: for the manufacture of strong stones were used, extracted from the hill of Montjuic.

These same stones were used for the facade design.


Windows and stained glass.

The roof of the house from the facade resembles the spine of a dragon.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FOUR CHIMNEY LIKE GIANT MUSHROOMS, AND A STEPPED TERRACE AZOTEA.


In addition, you will see a variety of decorative items made in the trencadis technique.


Gaudi was the first to use this technology for finishing buildings, creating a mosaic of pieces of multicolored ceramics.


At the top of the structure is a tower with a cross, shifted to the left. This is further evidence that the great inventor loved asymmetry.


Roof of the Dragon house.


Ticket prices for Dom Baglio in 2020

When purchasing online, the standard price of an adult ticket will be 24.5 euros (at the box office-28.5 euros). Do I need a Fast Pass that allows me to pass without a queue? Absolutely! When buying a ticket online is included in the price!


Pay the entrance to the House of Bones at the ticket office or on the website online ⇒. Tourists there is always a lot, so better take care of ticketing.


Free entrance

Children under 7 years of age, tour guides with groups, people accompanying the blind, school teachers with wards (for 20 people, 1 teacher) are eligible for free entrance. Also, journalists accredited in Barcelona and members of the "Club Super 3"are allowed to pass without money.


Visitors eligible for the discount: local residents, students, visitors over 65 years of age, children and youth from 7 to 18 years of age.


Complementary services

Casa Battlo is among the first private museums to take care of visitors with disabilities:


For the blind-information printed in Braille.

Audio texts with printed descriptions of the Museum are available for guests with hearing problems.

There is a special Elevator, and the staff is always ready to help.


Do not worry about the safety of things: the Museum is equipped with storage chambers. If something is lost, contact the lost and found office, where the found items are stored for a month.


While walking around the Museum, check out the store. It sells Souvenirs that will remind you of Gaudi and the magnificent Barcelona: books, postcards, jewelry, handmade products.


Inner hall.


Operating time

The Museum welcomes guests all year round. The working hours are from 09-00 to 21-00, the last visitors pass until 20-00.


Changes in the Museum's work-on the official website https://www.casabatllo.es/ru/.


The tour of the Museum takes about an hour. At the entrance, visitors are given a personal guide – a special mobile device.


How to get

The house Museum is located at 43 Passeig de Gracia.


There are three travel options for tourists who use public transport:


On a double-Decker tourist bus.

On regular buses 7, 24, 22, H10.

For metro and RENFE trains, get off at Passeig de Gracia station.

It is easy to walk from Plaza Catalunya or other places of worship in Barcelona.


Hotels near the Ballo House

A unique architectural monument in the heart of Barcelona, and it is not difficult to find a hotel nearby.


The best option is the five-star Eurostars Bcn Design. The cost of a double room - from 140 euros per day with an excellent Breakfast.


There are also many apartments for rent, and if you need a good budget option, choose Art City Hostel Barcelona on the main Rambla Avenue.


The Baglio house is a unique building that deserves a visit.


THE MANSION IS ESPECIALLY GOOD AT NIGHT, WHEN THE ORIGINAL LIGHTING TURNS IT INTO A FABULOUS STRUCTURE.


In such places, the meaning of the words of the writer-philosopher Martin Buber becomes clear:


"EVERY JOURNEY HAS A SECRET DESTINATION THAT THE TRAVELER HAS NO IDEA ABOUT."




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