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Casa Mila - La Pedrera in Barcelona


Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí is one of Gaudí's best known buildings and one of the most famous attractions in Barcelona.

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Casa Mila - La Pedrera building by Gaudi in Barcelona

"Casa Milà", commonly known as "la Pedrera", is a unique building in Barcelona. It was built from 1906 to1912 by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) La Pedrera was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 along with other Gaudí works.

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Today Casa Mila houses the main offices of the Fundació Caixa Catalunya, which is a a cultural foundation.  Visitors to the building can see the patios, the Espai Gaudí (attic and roof-terrace) and the Pedrera apartment.

Casa Mila, La Pedrera by Gaudi in Barcelona

The Casa Mila house was commissioned by Pere Milà, who was married to a rich widow, Mrs. Roser Segimon. They wanted to live in a spectacular house on the most cosmopolitan avenue of the Barcelona of the time which was and still is, Passeig de Gràcia.

Casa Mila La Pedrera by Gaudi

They chose Gaudí to as the architect of Casa Mila mostly because he had just renovated Batlló House also on Passeig de Gracia, which at the time was considered the height of modern architecture. Mr. Milà, however, wanted his house to be even better and more monumental.

Casa Mila, La Pedrera by Gaudi in Barcelona


Casa Mila La Pedrera by Gaudi

Casa Mila is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona. See moremust-see Barcelona attractions

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Casa Mila, La Pedrera by Gaudi in Barcelona

Casa Mila, La Pedrera by Gaudi in Barcelona


Casa Mila La Pedrera by Gaudi


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La Pedrera at Christmas

La pedrera at Christmas

Tickets La Pedrera DAY visit

TICKETS La Pedrera DAY visit

Casa Milà, also known as "La Pedrera" (which means stone quarry in Catalan language), is a top Barcelona attraction. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the last residential building designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí and is one of the finest examples of the modernist legacy in Barcelona as well as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. Ticket includes access to rooftop terrace, attic space with Gaudí exhibition and recreation of an early-20th-century period apartment with furniture from the time and decorative elements designed by Gaudí, which will give you a glimpse of how an upper-middle class family lived at the time and to end your visit, you can visit the courtyards which show the innovations of Gaudí's designs and how nature inspired the entire building.

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Other Gaudí buildings in Barcelona
Seven Gaudí structures and buildings in Barcelona are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

Park Güell
Palau Güell
Casa Vicens - open to public 2018
Sagrada Familia temple
Casa Batlló
Crypt Colonia Güell 
Bellesguard building


Other works by Gaudí:
Casa Calvet.  Not open to the public except Restaurante Casa Calvet
Colegio Teresiano.Not open to public
Lamp posts onPlaza Reial in Gothic quarter



More Gaudí links
Gaudí and Sagrada Família Tour

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:32
 
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