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.
Building declared a World Heritage Site
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.
Types of tickets to visit La Pedrera
La Pedrera Essential: Skip The Line + Audio Guide
What includes? Casa Milà skip-the-line tickets, access to Gaudí's La Pedrera + Audioguide in English, German, Catalan, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.
La Pedrera Night Experience
What includes? Projections in the courtyard of Passeig de Gracia + the most notable treasures of the building + audiovisual show on the roof + a glass of cava to end the evening.
La Pedrera: Exclusive Morning Access
What includes? Guided tour of La Pedrera at sunrise.
The Unseen Pedrera: Guided Visit
What includes? Admission to Casa Milà - La Pedrera + Guided tour in English, Spanish or Catalan with a professional guide in a group of maximum 15 people + Access to exclusive areas of La Pedrera: basement parking, rear facade and corridor of the first flat.
Ticket combinations including La Pedrera and other Gaudí works
3 Houses of Gaudí
Visit La Pedrera, more details
Casa Mila received the name of La Pedrera for its spectacular stone facade (pedrera means quarry in Catalan), a facade on which you should also focus your attention on the wrought iron railings of the balconies, created from recycled elements. When visiting the interior of the building you can enter a furnished and decorated apartment with the original elements, so you will know how its inhabitants lived shortly after the work was finished. In addition to the portal, stairs and corridors, you will visit the patio of flowers and the patio of butterflies; the attic of the whale that houses the Gaudí Space that offers an overview of the architect's work with models, plans and audiovisual aids; and the roof with its famous warrior chimneys and spectacular views of Barcelona.
Opening hours to visit La Pedrera in 2022
- From Monday to Sunday, and holidays: from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L3, L5 Diagonal
Bus: V15, V17, H10, H8, 7, 22, 24, 6, 33, 34 and Tourist Bus (blue and red routes, bus stop Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera)
FGC: Provença - La Pedrera
Train: Passeig de Gràcia