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Facade of Casa Batllo

Located in the area Manzana de la Discordia (Block of Discord), this building was completed in 1906 by Antonin Gaudi. He preserved the original structure of the building (1877) but changed the interior and exterior designs completely. As characteristic of him, Gaudi avoided straight lines and right angles. The facade has a trencadis coat and the stone and glasswork is very beautiful. The balconies of this building appear like carnival masks. The six-story building is capped by perhaps the strangest roof of all Barcelona, its tiles look like the scales of a dragon.


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