Casa Amatller (Amatller House), Barcelona

Casa Amatller (Amatller House), Barcelona

Casa Amatller, one of Barcelona's most unforgettable architectural wonders, appears as if it has been plucked from a fairy tale. Constructed in the late 19th century, this magnificent house showcases the distinctive Modernist style that influenced many buildings across the city. Standing adjacent to Antoni Gaudí's Casa Batlló and facing the prestigious Gràcia Avenue, it is a masterpiece in its own right, crafted by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, one of Gaudí's prominent competitors.

Originally intended as a family residence for the renowned chocolatier Antoni Amatller Costa, who was also an avid art collector, photographer, and traveler, the building immediately catches the eye with its striking triangular stepped gable inspired by Dutch urban architecture. The wrought-iron balcony and vibrant ceramic tiles adorning the exterior wall contribute to its whimsical appearance, much as the grand doors with stained-glass windows in the lobby.

Visitors have the opportunity to explore the mansion's intriguing and extravagant interior, including bedrooms, dressing rooms, bathrooms, the dining room, music room, and the scullery, all with their original furnishings. Audio guides are available in various languages to enhance the tour experience.

Tip:
After immersing yourself in the mansion's splendor, you can unwind at the café on the ground floor, indulging in a cup of coffee or a light snack – or better yet, a nice cup of hot chocolate paired with a soft bread toast. There's plenty of chocolate to choose from, from chocolate bars to chocolate-coated nuts to cute little boxes of chocolate candies and more – a perfect edible souvenir from Barcelona for a sweet-tooth waiting for you back home!

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Sight Name: Casa Amatller (Amatller House)
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain (See walking tours in Barcelona)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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