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 recognised 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 discolouration. 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 9.00pm to 11.00pm

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 favourable. 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 centre 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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Guided morning tour of La Pedrera and optional Casa Batlló ticket
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Guided morning tour of La Pedrera and optional Casa Batlló ticket

Say good morning to Gaudi on this guided morning tour of La Pedrera with optional Casa Batllo tickets. Walk down Passeig de Gracia and enjoy a Spanish coffee.

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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 Full Experience
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La Pedrera Full Experience

Gain a deeper knowledge of Antoni Gaudí's Casa Milà (La Pedrera) by combining the regular visit with a free audio guide with the new augmented reality experience.

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La Pedrera Sunrise
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La Pedrera Sunrise

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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TUI Pass - Best of Barcelona
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TUI Pass - Best of Barcelona

Visit Barcelona at your own pace, exploring different locations how and when you like. Discover Barcelona's culture and history and explore the most popular sights.

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Best of Gaudí private walking tour in Barcelona with a local guide
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Best of Gaudí private walking tour in Barcelona with a local guide

Book this best of Gaudì private walking tour. Discover Casa Batlló, Casa Pedrera with a local expert guide and be blown away with a visit inside the Sagrada Familia.

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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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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 self-guided audio tour
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Barcelona self-guided audio tour

Visit Barcelona at your own pace with this Vox City app. Discover the highlights of Barcelona through audio recordings in your language.

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Casa Batlló and La Pedrera Guided Tour with Fast Track
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Casa Batlló and La Pedrera Guided Tour with Fast Track

Explore Casa Batlló and La Pedrera with a local guide and discover two of the most important houses created by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona.

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Destination Pass - Best of Barcelona
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Destination Pass - Best of Barcelona

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La Pedrera - Casa Milà

La Pedrera - Casa Milà

Barcelona

Spain

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Charlotte, 20 Jan 2015

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Anthony, 15 Jan 2015

“very cool way to explore Barcelona's amazing art”

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