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La Pedrera - Casa Milà

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Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, is one of the best preserved of Gaudi’s buildings in Barcelona. This is thanks to the tireless work of the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation, which undertakes to clean and restore the building. Right now, you can see the façade in the same condition that Gaudi himself would have seen it.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984, La Pedrera is already recognized as a piece of unique architecture, but keeping it well tended in such a busy modern city can be a challenge. Work includes cleaning the stone and repairing the wrought iron balconies – a more delicate task than you’d think because the façade is not part of the building fabric. Rather it is fastened on to pillars and is in some ways a separate piece.

Typical restoration work includes filling cracks, removing rust, welding metal, replacing tiles and repainting shutters. Balconies are waterproofed to prevent damp or discoloration. The process of complete renovation has happened three times since construction was completed, most recently in 2014-15.

Opening hours

Monday-Sunday 9.00am- 8.30pm and 9pm to 11pm

About Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

‘La Pedrera’ translates as ‘stone quarry’, a reference to the rough and apparently natural stone façade of the building. It was commissioned by Pere Milà as a family home and rental apartments in the up-and-coming Eixample district. Its single façade hides two separate blocks with two courtyards within.

Ironically, initial impressions of the finished buildings were not favorable. The press made fun of it, comparing it to an Easter cake, and other residents of the Passeig de Gràcia believed it was a joke that would lower the value of their own houses. Mr. Milà became quite unpopular as a result.

Casa Milà was actually one of Gaudi’s last works in the city and some say his most creative expression of the Modernisme architectural movement. Still, his relationship with it ended badly when his religious fixation compelled him to install a large Virgin Mary on the roof. Mr. Mila wasn’t very keen and Gaudi abandoned the project.

It is now a cultural center housing art exhibitions, debates and performances in the same challenging spirit of its architect. When you visit, be sure to see the attic and roof. The bizarre chimneys look like giant ice-cream treats and you might also catch concert in summer. The apartment floor below is an entirely different view of Gaudi’s work, demonstrating how his artistic eye affected everything from light fittings to handles and from windows to door frames.

Address

Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Passeig de Gràcia, 92. 08008, Barcelona.

Getting there

  • By bus

Lines 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17

  • By Metro

Lines 3 and 5, estació Diagonal

  • By train

RENFE to Passeig de Gràcia

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La Pedrera skip-the-line tickets with audio guide
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La Pedrera skip-the-line tickets with audio guide

Discover La Pedrera with an audio-guided visit. Explore the Espai Gaudí, the Pedrera Apartment, the courtyards, the exhibition room, and the roof-terrace.

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La Pedrera night experience
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La Pedrera night experience

Live a great night-time experience at La Pedrera, one of Barcelona's most emblematic buildings. Enjoy an audiovisual show of video mapping on the roof terrace.

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La Pedrera Exclusive

Don't miss the opportunity to visit La Pedrera before it opens to the public! Enjoy this tour and discover some areas which are not open to normal visits.

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Casa Batlló and La Pedrera skip-the-line tickets and guided visit
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Casa Batlló and La Pedrera skip-the-line tickets and guided visit

Enjoy a guided visit of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera and save time with your skip-the-line tickets. Learn about Gaudí's life and history and admire his work with these two marvelous houses.

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Barcelona city tour hop-on hop-off bus tickets

Visit Barcelona at your own pace and with no hurry aboard a double-decker tourist hop-on hop-off bus. Book your tickets now!

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The best of Gaudí walking tour in the heart of Barcelona with a local guide
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The best of Gaudí walking tour in the heart of Barcelona with a local guide

Don't miss the chance to explore the best of Gaudí with an expert guide and see some of the city's masterpieces such as Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia.

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Barcelona Artistic Tour of the Best of Gaudí
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Barcelona Artistic Tour of the Best of Gaudí

Musement offers a Barcelona Artistic Tour to see the best of Gaudi. Discover Gaudi's bizarre Park Güell

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Complete Gaudí tour with Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia
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Complete Gaudí tour with Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia

Discover all that Gaudí gave to Barcelona with an expert. Visit the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Park Güell and more!

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Duration up to 5 hours 15 minutes
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Private Barcelona Highlights half-day tour
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Private Barcelona Highlights half-day tour

Book this Barcelona Highlights half-day tour and get a taste of the Mediterranean flavor and enjoy the Barcelona coastline through its beaches, such as the Barceloneta Beach in the city's old fishing district.

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BARCELONA IN ONE DAY “The Catalan Full Experience”
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BARCELONA IN ONE DAY “The Catalan Full Experience”

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GAUDÍ ARCHITECTURE & MODERNISM
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GAUDÍ ARCHITECTURE & MODERNISM

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Barcelona Highlights tour
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Barcelona Highlights tour

Buy your Barcelona Highlights Tour and admire the most emblematic sights the city has to offer: Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Passeig de Gràcia, the famous Ramblas, Barceloneta and much more!

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La Pedrera - Casa Milà

La Pedrera - Casa Milà

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