La Casa Batlló needs little introduction. Its sinuous and surreal art nouveau façade is one of the highlights of any trip to Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudí for the wealthy Batlló family between 1905 and 1907 and is located on Passeig de Gràcia. No surprise that it is a Unesco world heritage site.
This spring the Casa Batlló is revealing some exciting new multimedia additions to the visit. La Casa Batlló has developed a series of augmented reality and virtual 3D environments to the visitor’s tour, allowing visitors to decipher the architect’s symbolism.
Also the museum has also built a virtual tour for those not fortunate enough to be able to visit this wonderful building in person, meaning if you cannot afford the air fare to Barcelona you can enjoy the Casa Batlló from your own home anywhere in the world.
The traditional tour audio guide has also been replaced with a new video guide, it operates on a tablet or Smartphone and allows visitors to delve further into the lifestyle of the Batlló family and learn more about the symbolism Gaudi used in his design.
If you are coming to Barcelona this spring be sure not to miss the Casa Batlló. If you arrive early you will have time to also visit another famous art nouveau townhouse by Gaudi situated close by on Passeig de Gracia, the Casa Milà. If you aren´t coming to Barcelona you can always check out the virtual tour!