Manzana de la Discordia

Address: Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, 08007, Spain

- Free


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.

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

Recommended for

  • First-time travellers
  • Design and architecture