– Work of Antoni Gaudí i Cornet
– Remodeling of the house of the textile industrialist Josep Batlló
– It was built between 1905 and 1907
– Mosaic facade and ceramic roof.
With the collaboration of Josep Mª Jujol, Gaudí carried out a total remodeling of this existing building, added a basement and built a fifth floor for the service and personally took care of all the exterior and interior details, including the furniture. The result of its exterior facade is a party that is compared to carnival, the house is designed with shapes taken from nature. On top of the roof we can see a tower with a cross on top, there are those who interpret the sword of Sant Jordi crossing the dragon. It does not seem like a far-fetched interpretation, if we raise our heads and observe the ceramic roof with its steep slope, it really resembles the scales of a dragon.
A visit to the interior is highly recommended, its main floor with undulating ceilings, stucco on its walls, furniture and different elements that transport us to the time.
Once at this point you will find yourself in the “Manzana de la Discordia”, on this sidewalk and continuously these three buildings converge; Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller and Casa Lleó Morera, work of the 3 main modernist architects of the time, they called it “Block of Discord”, in reference to the different styles of its facades.