Casa Batlló

Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo


I want to take a break. I really do. Seems like half of North America is on summer holidays and things are getting a little chilly in Australia. How about Spain? Barcelona? Then the only place we can stay is Casa Batlló the impressive Art Noveau dreamscape conjured up by Antoni Gaudi. Now for a stroll on Las Ramblas. After we’ll eat and drink in the late night air.

Images from Casa Batlló

kim. says:

This place is wild. Looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Very creative.

Suzy says:

I’ve been to Barcelona a few times (my husband and I have a good friend who lives there now) and its an amazing city – I highly recommend it. So much energy. I’ve only seen the outside of this incredible building, but had not seen images of the inside. Barcelona is full of his amazing architecture. Check it out.

I also been to Barcelona a few times and loved it. Barcelona is the most fun city in Spain. You should go without hesitation.

jo-anne - vancouver says:

OMG is right! Talk about jaw dropping – can I come along?

becky says:

Barcelona rocks! If you are on a budget, the Hotel Gaudi (across the st. from one of his bldgs, less than a block from Las Ramblas) is cheap and clean and nice. Not anywhere as exciting as the one you show, but in a great location.

Don’t miss the PIcasso Museum and the Miro museum in the middle of all your Gaudi touring. And be sure to take the lift down from the top of the Sagrada Familia if you walk up, so you don’t get vertigo and horrible leg shaking paralysis!

Becky

Thanks for posting those pictures. Barcelona is such an awesome place. Can’t wait to go back sometime. *sigh*

My husband and I went to Barcelona in February and I really enjoyed. So much to see and do.And buy! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Fabiola says:

Gaudi's use of ornamentation and color set him apart from the other Modernista architects of the day. His Barcelona's reinterpretation of the Gothic and Romanesque styles, incorporating contemporary materials from regional sources broke new ground in the art world. He stepped out of the formality of the work of his peers, and looked to nature for his inspiration, mimicking the sensuous lines and bold patterns.

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