The building was restored by the architect Antoni Gaudí between 1904 and 1906 at the request of Josep Batlló, its owner, who wished to reform the original house, built in 1877.
Gaudí completely reorganised the spaces, introducing more ventilation and natural light. He added two floors, the loft, and the distinctive balconies designed with curved intertwined shapes, with the aim of making it a modern and functional home.
The building features a spectacular facade that combines stone, wrought iron, and polychrome ceramics. On the first floor, a large sandstone balcony allows views of the elegant Noble floor. Above are ceramic tiles which look like scales and a tower topped with a four-armed cross, reminding us of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.
The building was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.
The block in the Eixample district where Batlló House, Amatller House, and Lleó Morera House are located became popularly known as the "Illa of discord" (Block of Discord) due to the disparity of architectural elements among the buildings there, all dating from the early 20th century. In all three cases, restoration work has been carried out on existing buildings.
Address: Paseo de Gracia, 43
Buses: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, and L4)
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.