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House of bones

House of bones, one of the symbols of Barcelona Casa Batlló (Catalan: La Casa Batllo) is known residential building located in the heart of Barcelona, one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, the Catalan architect known for his original style (one of his most famous buildings is still unfinished Sagrada Família) it was built between 1875 and 1877. In 1900 it was purchased by wealthy industrialists, Josep Battlo (Josep Batlló) and his wife, who commissioned Gaudí to demolish the old house and the new device. Gaudi, however, wanted to rearrange the existing building. Between 1904 and 1906 Gaudi has redesigned the facade and roof, added another floor and completely redesigned enterijer.Fasada is made of sandstone and covered with colorful Catalan type of mosaic. Typical of Gaudi, straight lines are avoided whenever possible. Terraces on the lower floors have columns like bones, while those on the upper floors look like pieces of skull. Because of these characteristics, the house was given the nickname House of bones. Colorful roof reminiscent of reptile skin. According to some rules in architecture, the roof represents a dragon, a small dome with a cross to symbolize the sword of St. George who pierces the dragon. Bones and skulls on the facade represent all dragons .House was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2005 

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