Situated in Passeig de Gracia, one of Barcelona’s busiest streets, La Pedrera (Casa Mila) reflects the vision and structural uniqueness of its architect. It now houses the most extensive display of his work to be found. Well known as one of Barcelona’s premier architects, Antoni Gaudi’s life works had a tremendous impact on the world of architecture and art. He fused his love of both into this beautiful building.
Every piece of La Pedrera carries Gaudi’s stamp. Originally designed as an apartment block in 1910, he fashioned the building itself as a work of art. Delicate wrought iron wraps around itself in sinuous designs on the balconies. The rooftop chimneys stand as sentinels against the Barcelona skyline, warriors protecting this seemingly organic entity. The inside walls and ceilings are covered with murals that enhance the overall feeling of being inside a living work of art. A must see for every traveler.
Opening Times and Prices
Opening times for La Pedrera are as follows:
November to February – Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6.30 pm (last entrance at 6 pm)
March to October – Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm (last entrance at 7.30 pm)
Closed 25th and 26th December, 1st and 6th January
Discount ticket (students and unemployed): €7