Casa Milà - La Pedrera - Antoni Gaudí

Last modified: 
25/01/2017 - 18:22
Type: 
Modernist buildings & monuments

The Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building that was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí and built between 1906 and 1910. This fantasy in stone appears to have been carved out of the living rock, hence its nickname "La Pedrera - the quarry". This was Gaudí's last secular work before dedicating the rest of his life to the Sagrada Família. Pere Milà the owner of the site had been inspired by the Casa Batlló, also on Passeig de Gràcia, and commissioned Gaudí to design a large apartment building. Today the building is owned by Caixa Catalunya, a Catalan bank. You can visit an apartment which has been carefully restored and furnished, and in the magical attic space there is an exhibition of Gaudí's work. Don't forget to visit the roof with its spectacular chimneys and views. The first floor is now used for temporary art exhibitions.

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The building has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1984. Since La Pedrera was opened to the public in 1987, it has received more than 20 million visits (one million a year). Such number of visits make it one of the ten most visited monuments of Barcelona.

Schedule

  • 09:00h - 20:30h

Metro: Diagonal (L3, L5)

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Address: 
Passeig de Gracia 92
City: 
Barcelona
Zip code: 
08008
Area: 
Eixample Dreta

 

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