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