Barcelona Spain: Casa Milá & Casa Batlló

Barcelona is a city of art.  It is unlike anything else you will ever encounter in your travels.  Thanks to the works of Antoni Gaudí, we have one of the most original looking Cathedrals; La Sagrada Familia.  Antoni has additional Masterpieces in Barcelona that are worth visiting.  Two of them are houses, which are now museums called Casa Batlló and Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera).  They are not far from each other, so you can easily visit of them in one afternoon.  They are both buildings with some very unusual architecture and some rich history.  It takes about 1 to 2 hours to tour each building.  These are some very popular landmarks, so if you are visiting Barcelona and you want to visit these houses, be sure to book in advance as they can sell out, especially during peak season.  You can book these through Expedia’s “Things to do”, the Viator, and many other booking sights including local ones in Spain.  The tickets are fairly inexpensive, so it certainly should not break the bank.

La Casa Milá features unusual shapes and turns on the outside of the building with a courtyard on top, balconies with strangely shaped iron balcony walls, and originally designed furniture inside the house.

 

La Casa Battló features unusual archtecture as well.  The outside is built with bones as pillars, it almost looks like a skeleton house, the inside is no less creative:

 

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