Can’t get enough of Gaudi’s works in Sagrada Familia & Casa Vicens, I went to his other masterpieces in Parc Güell & Casa Batlló for more breathtaking designs to admire. One more yayy is that my hostel in Passeig de Gràcia is very close to Casa Batlló, just across the house! *kissing my hostel’s wall*.
Seems Gaudi really avoided straight line for his design for Casa Batlló. It is all in leaning curve and most of its wall is and façade are decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís), which are beautiful. Still in Art Nuveau that became the signature style of Gaudi, Casa Batlló is very remarkable with its visceral, skeletal organic quality. It has many irregular oval windows through all four floors. Even the staircase is like a melting bones. My favorite floor is the attic and the roof. Gaudi created an arched roof and complex chimney detailing for topping his design. Parabolic Arches in the attic looks so beautiful with natural lighting. Moreover, the attic is full of various art installation where I can sit back and daydream while enjoying those artsty installation. My favorite is the virtual hanging cloth that changes every 30 second.
The roof is for me another masterpiece. Gaudi even bothered to design the chimney, and it was a perfect decision. I think this is the most artistic roof i’ve ever seen. From above, I can enjoy the view of Passeig de Gracia where I stay.
(to be continued)
Check out my other stories on Barcelona:
– Chasing Gaudi to Barcelona #1: Sagrada Familia & Casa Vicens