Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

There are Gaudi designed buildings all over BarcelonaWe visited many and my favourite of all is the wonderful Casa Battlo in Passeig de Gracia.

Casa Battlo

It was commissioned by Lluis Sala Sanchez in 1904 and was a remodel of an existing house. The family put no limits on Gaudi and wanted a house that would stand out. They lived on the Noble Floor (the main floor with the amazing window) of the building until the mid 1950s.

Casa Battlo

There are few straight lines on the building, in contrast to the building beside it.

Casa Battlo

Much of the facade is decorated with colourful mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles.

Casa Battlo

The local name for Casa Battlo is Casa dels Ossos – House of Bones. To me some of the structures on the front look like knee joints.

One explanation for the feature on the roof with a turret and a cross, is that…

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