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Barcelona offers many cultural plans for all kinds of tastes and interests. I had long wanted to visit Casa Batlló and the Egyptian museum. On this occasion, I will tell you all the details to visit these two places in Barcelona. Don’t forget to take note to enjoy Barcelona culturally.
Casa Batlló and the Egyptian museum are located in the center of Barcelona and you can go from one place to another by walking, it will take you about 5 minutes.
Casa Batlló ceased to belong to the Batlló family in the 1950s. Since the 1990s the building is in the hands of the current owners, the Bernat family. In 1995, the family opened the house for events. As of 2002, the house hosted cultural visits.
As you probably know, Casa Batlló is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for instance you can not miss this visit. Its facade is spectacular, but the interior is wonderful. Every year 1 million visitors enjoy the genius of Gaudí.
Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. The duration of the visit is about an hour and a half.
To get there, Casa Batlló is located in Passeig de Gràcia, one of the city’s best-known streets for its shops, modernist houses, and for its proximity to Plaza Catalunya. By public transport you can arrive by subway with the L2, L3 and L4. Also by train getting off at the Passeig de Gràcia stop. In addition by bus you can reach the following lines: H10, V15, 7, 22 and 24. If you use the tourist bus the stop is Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies.
There are different types of tickets. You can buy your ticket online to avoid queues. The following groups have free access:
Children under 7 years old and members of Club Super 3 accompanied by an adult. The accompanying professors of a group of 20 people, the tour guides accompanying the groups, the accompanying persons of blind people, journalists with the PressCard and the partners of ICOM-ICOMOS Partners.
About the price of the BLUE ticket with SmartGuide is 25€. If you want to visit with SmartGuide Premium + Modernist Hall the entrance is called SILVER and the price is 33€. There is another option called GOLD PRIORITY that includes the visit with SmartGuide + Modernist Lounge + FastPass (without queues) + Vintage portrait and free cancellation, the price is 35€. You can buy your tickets online to avoid queues.
What is SmartGuide?
This visit to the modernist house is made with a mobile that integrates an augmented reality guide that offers you a unique, dynamic and immersive cultural experience. The place is very enjoyable, since as you go along the guide will offer you interesting images and information. About the information is in many languages such as Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese and Korean.
In the Egyptian museum you can see the exhibition Passion for Pharaonic Egypt. It has more than a hundred pieces from the bottom of the museum’s permanent collection and documents from the Jordi Clos Llombart Library. Many of the pieces come from Egyptian institutions such as the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford or the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
If you love Egyptian culture, you can not miss the Tutankhamun exhibition. History of a discovery. In 1922 there was a great archaeological discovery where some of his most important pharaohs, such as the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, had been buried.
Timeline of Egyptian Culture
The schedule until 11/30 is Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the Christmas period from 1/12 to 5/1 the schedule is from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be closed on January 1 and 6, December 25 and 26.
So, the price of the general ticket is 12€ including a visit to the permanent collection and the temporary exhibition. Includes audio guide in 4 languages. The reduced ticket is 8.5€ for students, official tourist guides, unemployed, large families and single parents, Jove Card, teaching card, disabled, over 65 and young people between 15 and 18 years. Finally, there is a reduced children’s ticket of € 5 for children between 6 and 14 years old.
Free admission is for members of the Club of Friends of the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, under 5, members of the Junior Club, members of the Super 3 Club, members of ICOM, guests of the Derby Hotels Collection, people of Egyptian nationality, official guides in the exercise of his profession and accredited press.
If you want to enjoy a free commented tour as it is included in the price of admission, you can visit the museum on Saturdays at 11 am in Catalan and at 5 pm in Spanish.
I hope I helped you with this practical information to visit Casa Batlló and the Egyptian museum in Barcelona. You can check what to see in Barcelona in my blog Viajando Existo.
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