A Gaudí masterpiece, Casa Batlló is finally opening its terrace doors to the public.
This summer, Magic Nights premiers on the Dragon Roof Terrace, marking the first time Barcelona affords people the opportunity to enjoy live music, food and drinks while overlooking the beautiful Passeig de Gràcia.
This unique evening combines art, live music and delicious food, while also offering the chance to enjoy a cultural visit of the house before delving into the festivities up on the roof.
The stunning colors of Casa Batllo — Photo courtesy of Casa Batllo
Showcasing a modernist facade and mirroring a calm sea, Gaudí draws on his love for nature and uses it as inspiration in this modernist classic.
The Dragon Roof Terrace is particularly special, with its mythical chimneys where you can see the backbone of the dragon who was slain by Jordi (aka Saint George), who now has a holiday named after him: Saint Jordi's Day is basically the Spanish equivalent of Valentine's Day.
For architectural aficionados and design buffs alike, this is a definite must-see when visiting Barcelona.
For those who don't have as much of an affinity for the modernist movement or design in general, if there's one house to spend time in, Casa Batlló is still the one to frequent.
On the trendy Passeig de Gràcia street, not only will you have the opportunity to gawk at Gaudí's works, which line the strip, but it's also the best place to shop, especially if you're looking for high-end fashion such as Gucci, Hermes or Louis Vuitton, amongst others.
Exterior of Casa Batllo at night — Photo courtesy of Casa Batllo
For those interested in having a tour of the house with a video guide, too, the combined visit includes the tour, terrace access, live music, one drink as well as food. It costs 36 euros. For those who would rather make a beeline for the terrace and skip the culture, the price is 29 euros.
Magic Nights evenings begin at 8 p.m. for the combined visit or 9 p.m. on the terrace. The entire exhibit runs until Monday, Sept. 26, 2015.
As for the incredible music line-up, there's a wonderful mix of singers, mostly local, who will have a chance to showcase their talent.
Barcelona native Carmen Porcar will be one of the singers, featuring a mix of classic blues and jazz as well as bossa nova, soul and R&B in Spanish.