"Manzana de la Discordia: Casa Batllo" Casa Batlló Tip by blint
Casa Batlló, Barcelona: 139 reviews and 291 photos
9:00h to 20:00h every day
This was Gaudi's (famous Catalan architect) attempt to create a vision of paradise, allegedly!
There are various other buildings and such like by Gaudi dotted around Barcelona, but this is one of my favourites, especially as you are walking down the road by ordinary buildings, then you stumble across this masterpiece. Gaudi really has made walking around the streets of Barcelona far more interesting!
I suppose the main question is: "Who would live in a house like this?".
Lastly, let me explain my title. In Spanish Manzana is used to talk about blocks, neighbourhoods if you like, although it literally means "apple"! Discordia: Discord. So my tip is called the block of discord. Why? Well down Passeig de Gracia there are various examples of houses that challenge the architectural norms, therefore like I said before, you are walking down an otherwise normal street and then out jumps a strange, different surprising house! Totally different to it's surroundings, discordant.
In Catalan is is Mançana de la discordia.
Other houses in the area of interest are
la casa Lleó Morera, la casa Amatller and la casa Milà
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43
Directions: Buses: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3 and L4)
Phone: +34 93 216 03 06
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