Casa Batlló is one of architect Antoni Gaudi's masterpieces located in the heart of Barcelona. Gaudi is known for his unusual style that incorporates many aspects of nature. One of his most famous works is the Sagrada Familia cathedral, but this is a lesser known attraction with shorter lines.
The local name for the house, which was initially owned by middle-class residents, is Casa dels ossos in the local Catalan language. The ossos are named for the bone like structures on the house. Another cool feature is the colorful, mosaic-covered facade.
Inside the house, you will have a hard time finding straight lines. From the staircase to the doorways and windows, everything has a unique curvature. The rooftop is covered in beautiful mosaic and even the chimney is a structure of art!
The Casa Batlló is definitely worth stopping by for those who admire Gaudi's works but don't want to waste all day in line for the cathedral. Oh yes, it's pronounced /bat-yo/!