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Mr. Selfish and I really enjoyed Casa Milà, so we decided to go to Casa Batlló as well. It is another apartment building that was remodeled by Gaudi from 1904-06. Although Casa Batlló was a bit flashier, we enjoyed the views from Casa Milà more.

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In any case, Casa Batlló was indeed a sight to behold. Its local name is the House of Bones due to the skeletal quality of the building. The roof is reminiscent of a dragon due to its color and arched curve. There used to be a view of La Sagrada Família from the roof but some more recently constructed buildings now block that view.

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Inside the building, it seemed as if Gaudi wanted to avoid using any straight lines.

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The inside of Casa Batlló was certainly more interesting than the inside of Casa Milà.  Since Mr. Selfish and I are suckers for a view, we enjoyed  Casa Milà more.  Tomorrow, we’ll visit Gaudi’s ultimate architectural achievement – La Sagrada Família.

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