Manzana de la Discordia

Price guide: Free

Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, 08007

Price guide: Free

Manzana de la Discordia
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By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
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Recommended for:
First-time travellers, Design and architecture

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of Manzana de la Discordia

The three masters of Modernisme battle it out for supremacy.

Manzana’ is Spanish both for block and apple, and the name puns on the Apple of Discord in Greek mythology but also refers to the three very different styles of the Modernista buildings dominating this block. Puig i Cadafalch’s Flemish-style, crenellated Casa Amatller stands in stark contrast to Domènech i Montaner’s frothy stuccoed Casa Lleó Morera, but the big draw is, of course Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, with its curious curves, marine tiling and balconies apparently carved from bones.

Expert tips: 
You can visit the Gaudí-designed interior and roof terrace of the Casa Batlló, for a fairly hefty 17.50 euros.

More information on Manzana de la Discordia:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Architectural site
Address:
Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, 08007
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

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Community comments (2)

For me visiting Casa Batlló was the highlight of my trip to Barcelona and was worth every penny. Would love to go back.

Casa Batlló looks best at night when it's illuminated - wish I was there now!