In 1877 a house was built in the centre of Barcelona on the corner of Passeig de Gracia and Carrer d’Arago, by 1900 the house was purchased by Josep Batllo, a well-known textile industrialist and popular figure in Barcelona and in 1904 Josep hired local architect Antoni Gaudi to re-design the house entirely. Thus was born the Casa Batllo
Gaudi was given a design brief which stated that the building should look irregular when compared to the surrounding architecture. With that in mind, and in true Gaudi style, Antoni set to fixing thousands of pieces of colourful mosaics to the facade of the building. Today it’s considered to be a one-of-a-kind-style that can be admired from inside and out on a tour with a local guide.