Thinking if going to Antonio Gaudi’s Casa Batllo? Barcelona is like architect’s playground. We are so awe stuck that we even took up a guided tour on Gaudi.
Guided tour on Gaudi
📜 The tour doesn’t bring you inside to any of Gaudi’s buildings, but it provides interesting nuggets of information of the famous Antonio Gaudi. as well as other famous architects of Barcelona. If that name rings a bell, it is because he is also the designer of the famous Sagrada Familia!
📜 It may not be that suitable for kids because the pace is rather structured and fast. I think the group even lost some people along the way because the guide was walking a little fast in the crowd.
📜 quite a bit of walking is needed.
📜 A lot of the info may be found the internet and most of the buildings are famous ones you may go to.
After spending a week at Barcelona, you will definitely be amazed with this modernist architect. With so amazing buildings to go in this city, you are spoilt for choices. We decided on Casa Batllo despite the price.
Here are some tips when going to the iconic Casa Batllo of Barcelona!
👉 Book your tickets online ahead of time.We went in winter in January and there was a queue! I cannot imagine if it is the summer holidays!
👉 On the website, you can choose the time of entry. You can also see how crowded it is then. You can roughly see what time are the ‘unpopular’ time.
👉 If buying online is not an option, you can also make use of google to see if there how crowded Casa Batllo is, to save your queuing time. (we queued a lot in Spain and it is NOT fun with a toddler in toll.)
👉 Go first thing in the morning on a weekday. This is probably the least crowded timing.
👉 Buying tickets can be stressful and we already wasted a lot of money on wrong tickets. Be sure to buy the right ticket. But the Casa Batllo is relatively easy to navigate compared to others.
👉 Don’t follow the order of the audio guide. Go wherever there are less people. It’s easier to take photos without the crowd.
👉 Antonia Gaudi’s designs are all inspired by nature. Let your children’s imagination run wild by letting them guess what flora or fauna the they are.
👉 the Augmented reality audio guide is pretty cool. Children will be amazed with it though most of them are concentrated on the lower floors.