which Gaudí house is better
This post was updated in May 2022.
The most frequently asked question on our Gaudí Free Tour is this one: “Which Gaudí house is better, Casa Milà or Casa Batlló?”. The easiest answer is to visit both if you can as each one is a masterpiece in its own right. However, not everyone has enough time in Barcelona or maybe they prefer to see other attractions to make their visit more varied.
Let me explain the pros and cons of each of these UNESCO World Heritage buildings so you can make an informed decision. At the end of the article, I will also tell you which one is my personal favourite and how you can book official tickets and skip the queues. Don’t forget that Casa Milà has a nickname: La Pedrera.
Casa Milà vs Casa Batlló: a comparative
Many people love the colourful ornate facade of Casa Batlló. It is full of eye-catching tiles that make the house impossible to miss when strolling past. With its bone-like balconies and curvy reptile roof, this facade is usually preferred to that of La Pedrera. While Casa Batlló certainly followed the fashions of the time, it is not strictly 100 per cent Gaudí. The architect was commissioned to remodel this 1870s building in keeping with the Art Nouveau fashion of the day.
Gaudí’s balconies at the façade of Casa Batlló. Photo by ludovic
I always ask guests on my tours to dig a little deeper to see the genius in Casa Milà too. This apartment block was designed from the ground up and Gaudí abandoned colour for form. It is so original and unlike any construction from this period. You will either love or hate the recycled welded iron balconies on its wavy limestone front.
Both masterpieces can be seen from the outside, so, no agonising choices here. However, as regards layout, ingenuity, new construction methods and importance, La Pedrera would get the critics thumbs up.
Interior patio at Casa Milà. Photo by dconvertini
OUR TIP: Looking at both houses from the outside? Decided on which to enter? Get online and book. It is also cheaper than paying at the entrance.
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Let’s discuss the interiors. What do you get to visit? Which one is better?
Entrances, courtyards and patios
In both houses, you see the inside patio (two in la Pedrera), the stairway, an individual apartment, the attic and the roof terrace. I prefer the entranceway to Casa Batlló by far. It is like entering a jewelry box and the carved wooden staircase up to the apartment will blow you away. If you are a tile person the interior patio is all about decoration. It is beautifully done in shades of blue giving the atmosphere of submergence in the ocean depths.
Casa Milà’s entranceway starts at a modern-looking ticket office where you put your belongings through a security check. But once through to the first patio, you can breathe a sigh of relief as it is round and spacious, catering to larger numbers. While the patios are a lot plainer inside, there are some eye-catching painted frescoes around.
The stunning interior patio at Casa Batlló. Photo by Casal Partiu
OUR TIP: If the queue for the lift to the roof terrace in La Pedrera looks long, ask the staff to show you the hidden stairway off the patio (servants used it in the olden days). It is 8 floors up so make sure you are fit and ready for the climb.
The living quarters of Casa Batlló are not furnished and a lot of rooms (kitchen, servants quarters and bathroom) are missing so it lacks that sense of a real lived-in apartment. Despite this, some people do prefer the interior. Sculpted wooden doors, colourful stained glass windows and rounded plaster ceilings transport guests to a fairy wonderland. The family terrace is open to visitors affording a view of the back part of the house, a feature which is not available in Casa Milà.
La Pedrera’s apartment is furnished, giving a great insight into how people lived and decorated their abodes in this era. Wandering from room to room disorientates most as the layout follows the curve of the round patio which is so unusual in any construction. Subtle and brilliant, it does, however, miss that immediate first impression, the wow factor of Casa Batlló.
Furnished apartment in La Pedrera. Photo by Bert Kaufmann
OUR TIP: Both living quarters exhibition spaces can feel quite cramped when busy so try to catch the early morning or late evening visits (about 1.5 hours before closing time).
The white plastered, ribbed walls of the attic in Casa Batlló make you feel the nickname house of bones is very fitting for this dwelling. In parts, it can be narrow and if crowded a bit claustrophobic, but this impressive passageway must be walked to arrive at the roof terrace.
Casa Milà’s loft has bare ribbed walls and ceilings made from red brick, immediately creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere. It’s an enormous space and is dotted with small windows so one does not feel boxed in or stuffy. Excellent models, videos, charts, furniture and more give the visitor a fantastic insight into all of Gaudi’s work, a display that Casa Batlló lacks.
A miniature model of La Pedrera at Casa Milà’s exhibition space in the attic. Photo by Tracey Hind
OUR TIP: One exhibit not to be missed in Casa Milà’s rafters is the hanging chain model of Colonia Güell. It explains Gaudí’s genius by looking in the mirror below.
The roof terrace
The terrace of Casa Batlló is not as promising as you might think by looking at the roof from below. It houses chimneys, the skylight and the water storage room. While still imaginative and, no mistaking, a Gaudí rooftop, I get the feeling that, after completion, the architect thought to himself: “I can definitely do better in my next house“. And that, my friends, would be La Pedrera.
The colourful roof terrace at Casa Batlló. Photo by Tony Hisgett
The terrace of Casa Milà is one of the most magical places in Barcelona and a sculptural masterpiece. Stairwells, ventilation towers and chimneys are the 3 main elements that combine to make a highly original and wonderful space. It is not a flat surface (like casa Batlló) and you will be climbing up and downstairs to see the sights so those with bad knees, be aware.
As a plus, you can actually enjoy beautiful views of Barcelona from La Pedrera’s roof terrace (a classic photopic is the one of Sagrada Familia framed by one of the arches). Even famous film directors like Michelangelo Antonioni found the place irresistible enough to use it as a backdrop for a movie. Check out this scene of his 1975 film “The Passenger” with Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider wandering around Gaudí’s rooftop in a very blackened by pollution Casa Milà (things are quite different now).
The only disadvantage of La Pedrera’s roof terrace compared to Casa Batlló’s is that it will be closed when it rains. So check the weather forecast beforehand so you don’t leave Barcelona without experiencing it.
OUR TIP: On Summer nights both La Pedrera and Casa Batlló offer night shows on their roof terraces. Both are great and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the atmosphere of these special places accompanied by great music and surrounded by Gaudí’s endless imagination.
The world-famous roof terrace at La Pedrera
Special visits and audio guide
Night visit of La Pedrera
One exciting option is a night tour of La Pedrera. A little more pricey but worth doing as they limit the number of people per group led by a helpful guide answering queries. The roof terrace takes on a magical dimension by the light of the moon, and the house feels eerily quiet. On the downside, one misses Gaudí’s clever use of illumination by natural daylight. Also, as you are on a group tour, you won’t be able to linger long in any location but the free glass of cava at the end will surely make up for it.
In Casa Batlló, a visual audio guide is handed out which tends to keep both adults and children occupied. It is an interactive mini tablet that you twirl around each room and photos of the period decoration appear. In other locations, little animations pop up giving you an insight into the inspirations of the architect (you can check the video below to get an idea). The drawback here is the narration which tends to be a bit boring without many stories, also no photos showing the bedrooms either!
La Pedrera has the traditional earphones, is more complete and less gadgety. It doesn’t need the visual as everything is there for you to see in real life. Again, a little on the dry side, but gives all the basics to understanding the house.
OUR TIP: For those who hate audio guides a good investment is the Visual Guide book series. Casa Batlló and Casa Milà books are excellent with plenty of pictures and simple explanations. A great memory to take home with you too.
There is no way out here: both houses are quite expensive (especially Casa Batlló with the new 10D Experience), although there are some discounts for seniors, children or students. The good news is that the price always includes the audio guide which, especially in the case of Casa Batlló, is quite helpful.
Bear in mind that there is a surcharge of €4 in Casa Batlló and €3 in La Pedrera if you decide to buy your ticket at the entrance. This is one of the reasons why it is advisable to pre-book online. The main one is that you will skip the lines at both attractions (only with the Gold ticket at Casa Batlló). There is not much point in booking La Pedrera Premium ticket as you will also skip the lines with the regular ticket.
Beautiful ceiling at Casa Batlló. Photo by Shaun Dunmall
There is also a possibility of paying extra for a premium service. Casa Milà offers guided tours and a night projection show while Casa Batlló has an early entrance option and theatrical visits. You can also enjoy live music with a glass of cava at the terraces in both houses during the Summer months.
One word of warning: nowadays there are many websites selling tickets to the Gaudí attractions. Most of them will charge an extra booking fee so you will end up paying more than you should. Even worse, there are even some scamming sites selling fake tickets that, of course, won’t be valid. If you want to pay the official price, always book through an official site. These are official sites where you can purchase the tickets to both buildings with no surprises:
Book tickets to Casa Milà / La Pedrera
Book tickets to Casa Batlló
The queues and crowds
Casa Batlló is a smaller building and in the high season feels very squashed. Sometimes it is hard to appreciate the interior as there are way too many people inside. A few times on my Gaudí private tours we got caught in a human traffic jam through the narrow attic that leads to the roof terrace.
The queues are always long to get into this house also, maybe because it is more popular or because it moves slower. I always advise clients to go very early when it opens at 9 am or very late (around 7. 30 pm-8 pm) when most people have finished sightseeing and are heading off for dinner.
The living room in the main apartment at Casa Batlló. Photo by Michele Ursino
Casa Milà is a larger space and more able to cater to a larger number of people. Even in the high season, the queues are manageable. However, because of this, tour groups are regularly brought here and it is not unusual to see a tour bus or two parked outside. The group entrance is a separate one from the individual travellers so it will not affect the line to get in.
Organised groups whisk through the building as they are on a schedule so hold back, they will move on quickly. Just don’t get caught in the living quarters on show with a large tour as this is the smallest space and can feel cramped if crowded.
Courtyard at Casa Milà. Photo by Blair-39
Casa Milà or Casa Batlló? My personal choice
My personal favourite is Casa Milà. As a tour guide bringing people around, there is so much more to dig your teeth into. The building is a leap forward in construction methods. Maybe its modern front is not to everyone’s taste but it is uniquely original for its time. The roof terrace is a winner in everyone’s book while the attic is amazing and has a more complete exhibition space. The apartment on view has a unique layout being cleverly designed by Gaudí and all rooms are present and furnished. If you are in any way interested in architecture, this is the one to pick.
However, one can not dismiss Casa Batlló, even though it was only been remodelled by Gaudí. It is a masterpiece of craftwork and, if not a bit over the top, fuels the imagination. Many clients I have, had preferred Casa Batlló for this reason, especially families with kids. The mini-tablet guide keeps the children well-occupied and fires up their interest.
In Casa Batlló there is a new 10-D Experience that started in May 2021. Bear in mind that this is not designed by Gaudí. It consists of a series of eye-catching art installations placed outside the rooms mentioned above. At the moment this is the only option available if you want to see the house. This has pushed up the price of the visit by a whopping 40%! We will keep you informed here if options without this new feature are available again at some point.
My advice is to study this post, look at the photos of both houses, think about what you want from the visit and decide from there.
Casa Milà a.k.a. La Pedrera practical information
Opening times (
COVID-19 UPDATED for 2022):
- Every Day: 9 am to 8:30 pm
- Night visit: 8:30 pm to 11 pm
Prices for the general visit:
- Adult: €25
- Children (7 to 12): €12.50
- Children (0 t 6): Free
- Senior (65+), student & disabled: €19
- Catalonia resident: €12. 50
- Catalonia resident children (7 to 12): €6
These are the prices for bookings online. There is a €3 surcharge if bought at the ticket office.
Other options to visit the building are available at different prices.
Only use an official site to book skip-the-line Casa Milà/La Pedrera tickets at the official prices
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Casa Batlló practical information
Opening times (
COVID-19 UPDATED for 2022):
- Every Day: 9 am to 8:15 pm
- Magic Nights concerts: 8 pm (visit) 9 pm (concert)
Prices online for the general visit (10D Experience):
- Adult: €39
- Senior (65+): €36
- Student: €33
- Disabled: €29
- Children (13 to 17): €33
- Children (0 to 12): Free
- Spanish resident: €19. 50
These are the prices for bookings online. There is a €4 surcharge if bought at the ticket office.
Other options to visit the building are available at different prices.
Only use an official site to book skip-the-line Casa Batlló tickets at the official prices
BOOK CASA BATLLÓ TICKETS
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Main photograph: Casa Milà/La Pedrera by Antonio Tajuelo and Casa Batlló by Casal Partiu
Which Gaudí house is better?
Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Sam
When it comes to the Gaudí houses of Barcelona a regular question is which is better, Casa Batlló or Casa Milà? These buildings are considered to be two of the architect’s masterpieces, which is why they’re both on our list of the best Gaudi houses in Barcelona! If you only have the time or the budget to visit one then you will need to decide between the two. It can be a tough decision when deciding between Casa Batlló or Casa Milà (also known as La Pedrera), but having visited both we’ve made this comparison to help you out! This guide covers the similarities and differences between Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, as well as giving our personal recommendation of which is better to visit during your time in Barcelona!
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Casa Batlló or Casa Milà?
Casa Batlló and Casa Milà are considered to be two of Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, and so the architecture is the most obvious place to start when comparing the two. The distinctive facades of both buildings can be seen along Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia – so if you only want to see the exterior there is no cost at all.
Comparing the exteriors, the facade of Casa Batlló is more immediately impressive than that of Casa Milà. The facade of Casa Batlló quickly catches the attention with vibrant colours and unique mask-shaped balconies. Casa Milà has a more subtle appeal, with a stone facade and wavy balconies that stand out from neighbouring buildings.
Overall, the exterior of Casa Batlló is a bit more unique, giving it a slight edge over Casa Milà.
Moving on to the interior, and once again Casa Batlló comes out on top.
Some of the stand-out features include the grandiose living room adorned with coloured-glass windows, and the beautiful blue-tiled staircase. Perhaps the most impressive part of Casa Milà’s interior is the attic, which is designed with archways around the room.
In terms of architecture, one area where Casa Milà is more impressive is the rooftop terrace. One of the most impressive features is the unique rooftop guardians scattered around the large terrace. There are also some nice views of Barcelona to enjoy, with Sagrada Familia being visible from parts of the rooftop.
Casa Batlló’s rooftop area is quite a bit smaller, but does still have some nice features such as the colourful mosaic chimneys.
Any comparison between the architecture of Casa Batlló and Casa Milà is subjective, but all things considered Casa Batlló is slightly more impressive. In our opinion the extravagant exterior and grand rooms make it that extra bit special.
Which rooms do you get to visit?
The next thing to consider is whether you get to see more of the interior in Casa Batlló or Casa Milà. Unfortunately it’s not possible to visit every room in either building, but there are some notable differences to consider.
One thing worth knowing is that in Casa Batlló the rooms are unfurnished, whilst in Casa Milà you get to visit the furnished Pedrera apartment. If you want to see how the inside of a home was furnished and decorated during this era then Casa Milà is the way to go.
An advantage of visiting Casa Batlló is that you actually get access to more rooms. The basic blue ticket gives you access to the entrance hall, Mr. Batlló’s study, the living room, dining room, courtyard, attic and roof terrace.
A visit to Casa Milà allows you to see the building’s two connected courtyards, the Pedrera apartment, attic and roof terrace. Although the apartment is furnished, we found the unfurnished rooms in Casa Batlló more interesting due to the architecture.
As you can see, you get to see quite a bit more on a standard visit to Casa Batlló in comparison to Casa Milà. There are also more premium tickets available for Casa Batlló that include access to the concierge room and Lord Batlló’s bedroom.
Cost and Value for Money
The cost of tickets is an important consideration when deciding between Casa Batlló or Casa Milà. There are several ticket and tour options at both buildings, with a visit to La Pedrera generally being the cheaper option.
Tickets to visit Casa Milà start from €25 per person, whereas entrance to Casa Batlló starts from €39 per person. If you’re on a tight budget then immediately Casa Milà stands out as being significantly cheaper.
There are also more premium tickets available for your to visit Casa Batlló, with silver tickets starting from €47 per person and gold tickets from €49 per person.
Silver tickets include the immersive Gaudí Dome, a Virtual Reality Tablet for your tour, and access to the concierge room. Gold tickets include fast-track entrance, as well as access to Lord Batlló’s bedroom and an exclusive outdoor lounge.
Although tickets to visit Casa Batlló are more expensive than tickets to Casa Milà, we think they represent better value for money. Even with the basic blue tickets you get access to more rooms, and in our opinion the rooms are generally much more impressive than most of what you can see in Casa Milà.
Another thing to consider when talking about value for money is that it’s cheaper to buy your tickets online in advance. If you buy your tickets in person then there is a surcharge of €3 per ticket at Casa Milà and a surcharge of €4 per ticket at Casa Batlló.
To avoid the surcharge we recommend booking your tickets online through Get Your Guide to ensure you get the best price. Booking through Get Your Guide also means you have free cancellation until 24 hours before your scheduled visit.
As mentioned earlier, tickets for an audioguide tour of Casa Batlló start from €39 per person, but the premium tickets do cost slightly more if you want a more unique experience.
Click here to book an amazing visit to Casa Batlló on the Get Your Guide website!
Casa Milà tickets are also available through Get Your Guide, with prices starting from €25 per person. An audioguide is included, but there is also the option for a unique night tour experience at Casa Milà for €35 per person.
Click here to book tickets to Casa Milà on the Get Your Guide website!
We strongly recommend booking tickets in advance to ensure your entry and to save time queueing for tickets on arrival. Booking through Get Your Guide means you have free cancellation until 24 hours before your visit – so it’s worth guaranteeing your ticket now as you can always change our plans later!
Judgement: Casa Batlló or Casa Milà?
For us it’s a fairly easy decision when comparing Casa Batlló vs Casa Milà. If it isn’t already obvious, we think Casa Batlló is the superior of the two.
The architecture of Casa Batlló is more impressive, you get to visit more rooms, and in turn this means it’s better value for money. Casa Milà is still a wonderful place to visit in Barcelona and is also the cheaper option, but despite this we feel Casa Batlló is still better value overall.
If you do have the budget we definitely recommend visiting both houses, so this judgement only applies if you have to pick between the two. We would still definitely recommend visiting Casa Milà to see the impressive exterior, even if you’re not going to pay to go inside.
Whether you decide to visit just one or both of the famous houses, it’s definitely worth booking your tickets in advance using the links below. Booking in advance is one of our top Barcelona travel tips as you avoid the risk of tickets selling out and in some cases get skip-the-line access!
If you’re looking for other great tours and activities for your trip to Barcelona then it’s worth exploring more of the Get Your Guide website. They have a variety of great options to choose from, and by booking ahead you won’t have to worry about tickets selling out!
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Casa Batlló Information
Opening hours: 9:00-20:15. Last entry at 19:15.
Duration of visit: Approximately 1 hour.
Nearest metro station to Casa Batlló: Passeig de Gràcia.
Ticket prices: Blue tickets – €39. Silver tickets – €47. Gold tickets – €49.
Where to buy tickets for Casa Batlló: Click here to book your tickets now through Get Your Guide!
Casa Milà Information
Opening hours: 9:00-20:30. Night tours from 20:30-23:00.
Duration of visit: Approximately 1-1½ hours.
Nearest metro station to Casa Milà: Diagonal.
Ticket prices: Standard visit – €25. Night experience – €35.
Where to buy tickets for Casa Milà: Click here to book skip-the-line tickets now through Get Your Guide!
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Casa Batlló or Casa Mila what to choose?
The most frequently asked question during the tour “Barcelona Gaudí” “Which Gaudí’s house is better, Mila’s house or Batllo’s house?” Since each of them is a unique masterpiece, the simplest answer is visit both houses.
However, I understand that not everyone has enough time in Barcelona or that people simply prefer to visit other places of interest to make their visit more varied.
Let me tell you the pros and cons of each visit to one of these buildings so you can make an informed decision.
At the end of the article, I will also tell you how you can book official tickets and avoid the queues. Home
In detail about each of Gaudí’s houses in Barcelona, I will tell in these articles the house of Mila and the house of Batlló.
The colorful ornate façade of Casa Batlló captivates at first sight. With its bone-like balconies and a curved roof with colored tiles that resemble dragon scales, this façade is generally preferred to that of La Pedrera. Although Batllo’s house certainly followed the fashion of the time, it is not 100 percent a Gaudí house. The architect redesigned this building from the 1870s in accordance with the Art Nouveau fashion of the time.
Falling in love with Casa Batlló is very easy, but the charm of Casa Mila is not immediately apparent.
Gaudí designed this residential building from scratch, in this work he abandoned color in favor of form. Mila’s house is unlike any building of this period.
Both masterpieces are visible from the outside, so there is no painful choice here. However, in terms of planning, ingenuity, new construction methods, La Pedrera deserves special attention.
In both houses you will find a patio (there are two in La Pedrera), a staircase, separate apartments, an attic and a roof terrace. The entrance to Casa Batlló looks like a jewelry box. The carved wooden staircase leading to the apartments will blow your mind.
If you love tiles, your patio will grab your attention right away. It is beautifully executed in shades of blue, creating an atmosphere of diving into the depths of the ocean.
The entrance to Casa Mila begins with a modern ticket office where you check in your belongings. But when you walk into the first patio, you can breathe a sigh of relief, as it is round and spacious, designed for a large number of people. Although the inside of the patio is much simpler, there are some attractive murals here.
Casa Batlló or Casa Mila: living quarters
The living quarters of Casa Batlló are unfurnished, many rooms (kitchen, maid’s room and bathroom) are missing, so it does not feel like a real lived-in apartment.
Sculpted wooden doors, colorful stained glass windows and curved plaster ceilings transport guests to a fairytale wonderland. The family terrace is open to visitors. It offers a view of the back of the house, which Mila’s house does not have.
Apartment La Pedrera furnished. This makes it possible to understand how people lived and designed their homes in that era. It is easy to get lost when moving from room to room. The layout repeats the curve of the round patio, which makes the interior unusual.
The white stucco, ribbed walls of the attic at Casa Batlló make you feel that the nickname “house of bones” fits this dwelling very well. It can be narrow in some places, but this impressive passage must be passed through to reach the rooftop terrace.
Mila’s attic is bare ribbed walls and red brick ceilings. They immediately create a warm and relaxed atmosphere. This huge space is dotted with small windows, so there is no feeling of isolation or stuffiness. Excellent models, videos, diagrams, furniture and more give visitors a fantastic insight into all of Gaudí’s work that Casa Batlló lacks.
Casa Batlló or Casa Mila: terrace
The terrace of Casa Batlló is not as promising as one might think, looking at the roof from below. Chimneys, an attic floor and a water storage room are located here. Despite the fact that the roof of the Batllo house is not without imagination, it loses to the terrace of the Mila house.
The terrace of Mila is one of the most magical places in Barcelona. Staircases, ventilation towers and chimneys combine to create a very original and amazing space.
The advantage is that from the terrace on the roof of La Pedrera you can enjoy beautiful views of Barcelona (classic is the view of the Sagrada Familia framed by one of the arches). Even such famous directors as Michelangelo Antonioni found this place so irresistible that they used it as a set for a movie. Watch a scene from his film The Passenger where Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider roam the Gaudí rooftop. The characters from Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona meet on the roof of Mila’s house.
The only disadvantage of the La Pedrera rooftop terrace compared to the Casa Batlló terrace is that it will be closed when it rains. Therefore, check the weather forecast in advance before visiting Mila’s house.
On summer evenings, both La Pedrera and Casa Batlló offer nightly shows on their rooftop terraces. Both of them are great. There is no better way to enjoy the atmosphere of these special places than with great music and Gaudí’s endless imagination.
Casa Batlló or Casa Mila compare
The building is a leap forward in construction methods. Its modern façade may not be to everyone’s taste, but it is unique and original. In this work, Gaudi was ahead of his time by many decades; it is no coincidence that the Mila House became the first building of 20th century architecture that was included in the UNESCO register.
The rooftop terrace is a separate little Gaudí masterpiece, while the attic is amazing and has a more complete exhibition space. The apartment in the Mila house has a unique layout designed by Gaudí. You can visit all the rooms and see the original interiors and designer furniture. If you are even a little interested in architecture, you should choose Mila House.
However, Casa Batlló cannot be ignored, despite the fact that Gaudí only rebuilt it. This is a masterpiece of handicraft art, it strikes the imagination. Many visitors, especially families with children, prefer Casa Batlló for this very reason. The mini tablet guide given out during the visit keeps the kids busy and piques their interest. But we must remember that the unique interiors have not been preserved in Batye’s house.
Casa Batlló and Casa Mila buy tickets
Nowadays, there are many sites that sell tickets for visiting Gaudí attractions. Most of them charge extra for bookings. You end up paying more than you should. Worse, there are even some scam sites selling fake tickets. As you understand, they will not be valid. If you want to pay the official price, always book through the official website.
Please note that if you choose to buy a ticket at the ticket office at the entrance, the surcharge will be 4 euros for Casa Batlló and 3 euros for La Pedrera. This is one of the reasons why it is recommended to pre-book your tickets online.
These are the official sites where you can purchase tickets for both buildings without any surprises.
Buy tickets to Casa Batllo Gaudí on the official website
Buy tickets to Casa Mila Gaudí on the official website 41 Gaudi’s houses , built many years ago for wealthy families, are now considered to be among the top most visited attractions in Barcelona. As part of the tour, you will have the opportunity to see the architectural gems of the capital of Catalonia by Antoni Gaudi – Casa Mila and Casa Batlló, as well as to appreciate the appearance of the Vicens house. In the last object, a museum was opened a couple of years ago, accessible to everyone.
All of Gaudí’s houses are quite close to each other, so the tour will not require you to give up on what you have planned for the day.
The buildings were erected at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries according to designs created by Antonio Gaudí. There is a point of view that they were ahead of their time, because the contrast with the rest of the residential development was obvious to everyone. One way or another, the houses of Batllo, Mila and Vicens are objects that deserve the attention of travelers.
Casa Batlló: victory over the dragon
Casa Batlló is a residential building built for the textile magnate of the Catalan capital. The restoration of the original building gave the city one of the best projects of Antonio Gaudí.
To avoid endless lines at the entrance, buy your tickets to Casa Batllo in advance online. Here is link to the official ticket platform.
Gaudí’s Three Houses: Casa Batlló
The appearance is striking, as is the architect’s approach to the implementation of engineering systems and interior decoration. At 19The 69th Casa Batlló was recognized as a monument of national importance, and in the new millennium the house was noted in its list by UNESCO. Is it possible to pass by such a titled object?
Another residential project built according to Gaudí’s plan at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1984, he became the pioneer of all the buildings of the last century, included in the UNESCO list. The work turned out to be one of the most ambitious in the career of an architect, a stage that gave invaluable experience, which was subsequently used in the construction of the Sagrada Familia temple.
Gaudí’s Houses in Barcelona: Casa Mila
The inspiration for the House of Mila, as for other works of Gaudí, was nature. The wave-like shape of the balconies is the first thing that catches your eye when looking at the building from the outside. Casa Mila is open to visitors, while videos, photos and drawings await inside. On them it is possible to trace the creative path of a genius.
To avoid queues, we advise you to buy tickets to Dom Mila online in advance. You can do this at the official link .
Slightly less publicized than previously mentioned, but its importance to Barcelona is undeniable. If you look at the plan of the object, you can see a quadrangle with a very unusual shape of a smoking room and a dining room. A lot of decorative elements are a distinctive feature of the Vicens house.
What’s on offer
- Skip-the-line visit to Casa Batlló with a video guide in Russian.
- Skip-the-line visit to Casa Mila with video guide in Russian.
- Visit to Casa Vicens without queues.
Gaudi Pass online: what is the benefit
1. Save money.
2. Gaudí projects are the highlight of Barcelona.
3. The buildings are not that far apart.
Where to buy
The Gaudi Pass can be ordered at link .
Certain time intervals are observed in the operation of objects, which allows avoiding crowds. Inspection details will be communicated by a member of staff after a successful booking.
- How to avoid queues at Barcelona attractions. Tickets for the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell skip the line.
- How not to be deceived by local taxi drivers. Order a taxi in advance with fixed rates online. The most reliable service for ordering a taxi is KiwiTaxi .
- Excursions in Barcelona with locals will help you get to know this city for real. The best way to get comfortable in an unfamiliar city is to walk around it with a person who has lived here for many years.
- We advise you to take out travel insurance so that there are no unpleasant surprises while traveling to Barcelona.