Casa Amatller

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Casa Amatller
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
The Casa Amatller is the most complete work of Catalan modernism. Built by the architect Puig and Cadafalch in 1898, it is located in the called Manzana de la Discordia, next to the famous Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí. The façade has been admired since its beginnings, although its true treasure is in the interior, thanks to the original conservation with all its furniture and decoration. Casa Amatller offers daily visits in 4 languages and its opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. Also, it offers commented visits, at 11 am 12am and 17 pd. A unique opportunity to discover the true history of Barcelona at the beginning of the century!
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Passeig de Gràcia • 4 min walk
  • Catalunya • 8 min walk
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olgatribe
Province of Barcelona, Spain50 contributions
Beautiful modernism house
Mar 2021
I love the visit to this house, especially they have a lot of the original furniture so the rooms really give you the vision of how they use to live. Also, the furniture is stunning to admire.
The guided tour with the small group was great.
The visit ends in the coffee shop with the original kitchen.
Written 12 October 2021
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Fredrik T
9 contributions
Great House next to Casa Battlo
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was a great tour! Did audio guide in English. You get a little chocolate to try at the end. Bought out tickets €12 through Tiqets app. The house is super cool, be sure to constantly look at the floors and ceilings for all the details.
Written 11 August 2021
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY961 contributions
Great exterior beauty
Jul 2021
This building next to Casa Batilo is in a completely different but wonderful style. It is carved on the windows and sides with stories of St. George and the dragon and the A's for the family Amatler in almond trees. The family made their money in chocolate and you can still buy some of it inside the building. Well worth a tour to see all of it.
Written 9 August 2021
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ginsengNewYork
new york1,016 contributions
BEAUTIFUL MANSION and GREAT CAFÉ
Dec 2020 • Solo
 So happy I toured this beautiful mansion, built by a Modernist architect, Puig i Cadafalch, colleague of Gaudi. Even though the facade is reminiscent of northern Germany, the interior is a happy mixture of Neo-Gothik, Moorish and Art Nouveau styles.
Most activities have been cancelled due to Covid 19, but small guided tours are still offered regularly.
I chose a tour in Catalan as I had missed the Spanish one, figuring I would enjoy visiting this mansion even if I didn't understand the explanations.To my great surprise, the other visitors, finding out I did not speak Catalan, asked our guide to switch to Spanish! Another perfect example of Barcelona's graciousness!
The guide was wonderful and the visit very enriching: the interior is authentic, giving an unaltered view of a turn of the century mansion and of the lifestyle of its owner, the baron of chocolate ;-)
It was fascinating to spot dragons, knights, and other mythical characters, and admire the Art Nouveau furniture. I particularly liked the "Embroidery" room of the daughter of the house, and wondered if she made much use of it...
At the end of the tour, you'll discover a wonderful Café, hidden on the ground floor, serving delicious smoothies, salads and soups. The thick hot chocolate which is included in your visit is just Divine.
All in all, a wonderful treat and underappreciated gem unfortunately outshone by Casa Batlló, its next door neighbour designed by Gaudi.
Don't choose between them - make sure you visit both as they are quite different!
Written 27 December 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,755 contributions
History, Architecture & Hot Chocolate - An Excellent Combo
Jan 2020
Casa Ametller is one of the famous buildings that make up the “Block of Discord” on Passeig Gracia, so-called because of the visual clash between the Modernist buildings that almost seem to be trying to outdo each other.
Casa Amatller not the most famous of the houses. The Gaudi buildings, Casa Mila and Casa Battlo steal the limelight. However it is right next door to Gaudi’s Casa Battlo so it’s very easy to see both at the same time and then head a couple of minutes up the road to Casa Mila.
We didn't go inside any of the houses but you can see them very clearly from the street (there’s no walls or buildings blocking your view). The Casa Amatller façade is very detailed and the more you look, the more you see.
Josep Puig I Cadafalch designed the house between 1898 and 1900 for the wealthy chocolate baron Antoni Amatller, whose family had chocolate factories in Spain, France and Switzerland and had been making chocolates for three generations. Sort of like Spanish Willy Wonkas.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. FREE PEEK INSIDE: You can walk through into the foyer for free. You don't see much but there are decoratively tiled walls, a marble staircase up to the main floor and a large stained glass skylight above that.
2. CHOCOLATE: If you go through the main door and keep heading out towards the back, you’ll find youself in the former kitchen of the house. Nowadays it is called Faborit, and is a café and shop, selling Amatller chocolates in pretty art nouveau boxes (handy souvenirs). We stopped to have a hot chocolate from the chocolate fountain
3. FACADE: the façade is very pretty and, in a weird way, the whole thing reminded me of a chocolate box. There’s a lot to notice on the front of the house. The peachy/white patterned surface comes from the traditional sgraffito technique. There are black wrought iron railings with floral motifs, small detailed stained glass panels above the main windows and stone figures which give it a Gothic feel to it also.
4. ‘A’ SYMBOL: The family name, Amatller is stamped on the façade in several subtle (and not so subtle) ways. Look closely and you’ll notice that the large balcony is an ‘A’. ‘Amatller’ is Catalan for almond, hence the almond tree and almond tree flower sculptures
5. ST GEORGE: St George (patron saint of Catalania) makes an appearance but you have to hunt a bit to spot him. Look for the sign ‘Casa Museu Amatller’ above the doorway and he’s on the left, ready to plunge his sword right down the dragon’s throat at any minute.
6. GARGOYLES: there are a whole bunch of strange, stone gargoyle-like creatures that are semi-hidden at the sides of the larger windows (just above the green shutters). They are easily overlooked and I only spotted them at the last minute.
5. GABLED ROOF: The stepped gable-style roof is probably the most immediately striking feature and has a Germanic feel. It makes the house look not unlike a Flemish guildhall. You can see this best by looking at the house from across the road.

You can do a tour of the 1st floor. We didn’t but the express tour includes a hot chocolate afterwards for €12 which seems like very good value.
Written 14 August 2020
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Sayuri Yamamoto
Sao Paulo, SP897 contributions
I just stopped to escape from the cold weather and felt lucky to do so!
Jan 2020
After visiting Casa Batlló, we ended up entering the building next door, as we saw that there was a Café and we were freezing in the cold wind. They say that the Amatller Museum is wonderful, but unfortunately we didn't have time and just stayed at the cafe. I chose a combo, which was a jamon sandwich and hot chocolate - one of the best I've ever had in my life!
Written 13 May 2020
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Yu Ying
Singapore, Singapore1,963 contributions
Nice coffee & crossaints - Instagrammable Cafe
Apr 2019
We did not go into Casa Amatller, but we had breakfast at their cafe while waiting for Casa Batlo to be open. The teacups and porcelain is so pretty. The crossaints are fresh and hot chocolate is creamy & rich. Do give it a try if you are nearby
Written 23 March 2020
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Resiak85
Redhill, UK364 contributions
Not in my Barcelona Top 5
Feb 2020
Casa Amatller is another beautiful example of modernism in Barcelona. I admit, if this building were somewhere else, I would have probably given this a 5-star rating. Unfortunately, I think Barcelona has more to offer and, if I had to make a short selection of things not to miss in this stunning city, Casa Amatller wouldn't be on the top of the list.
First of all, I think the exterior is more fascinating than the interiors so it is easy to walk in with too high expectations. Second, you can only visit the 1st floor and the visit is only 45 minutes so it doesn't feel like a full experience given the ticket price. Third, the format of the visit is a mix between a guided tour and self-guided visit with a tablet while at that point I would have preferred just to stick with the guide the whole time.
These are my reasons not to give the 5 stars but I want to highlight that this is still a very interesting experience and I am happy I had the chance to visit it. If you have spare time in Barcelona or you are back for a second visit and you are looking for something non-Gaudi style then give this place a go.
Written 3 March 2020
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seif bamor
Tunisia9 contributions
One of the best place in Barcelona
Jan 2020
One of the best place in Barcelona, where you can feel the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century. Gorgeous interiors with interesting details and flavourus chocolate in the cafe on the ground floor. Special thanks to Julien for the fascinating excursion.
Written 25 February 2020
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jwjyoy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions
ABSORBING TOUR!
Jan 2020
A quiet building over shadowed by the neighbour Casa Battlo, the building comes alive as our tour guide Helena brilliantly illuminated the lives of the owners, the rivalries with their neighbours and the rich design legacy they left behind. Delicious chocolate and toast in the cafe!
Written 10 February 2020
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