Casa Milà, which is known as La Pedrera due to its stony appearance, is a surprising modernist building designed between 1906 and 1912 by Gaudí, a famous Spanish Catalan architect. This striking building sits in Passeig de Gràcia and reflects the architect’s singular and distinctive style. During the same period, he worked on other projects throughout the city.
Discovering La Pedrera
During the tour, visitors will be shown the main floor, where the Milá family used to reside. It is now a large open space for exhibitions, but it still contains some of Gaudí’s unique and curious elements.
A little later on in the tour, you will visit an apartment that recreates a typical beginning of the twentieth century upper-class dwelling in Barcelona.
Some of Gaudí’s designs, models, plans, photographs and videos are located in the building’s attic.
Casa Milà’s most fascinating area is its rooftop. In this unusual space, Gaudí has created fascinating shapes and volumes, all with an important symbolism. In this original rooftop, the chimneys are transformed into frozen warriors.
The rooftop of Casa Milà also offers impressive views over the center of Barcelona, although it is difficult to keep your eyes away from the silent army of warriors.
The best part: rooftop
Like other structures by Gaudí, La Pedrera is a surprising and unusual building that will captivate you, especially when you visit its rooftop. However, although it is one of the artist’s greatest designs, if you are in Barcelona for a short stay and have to choose between the architect’s masterpieces, we would recommend visiting Palau Güell and Casa Batlló before La Pedrera.
To avoid the long lines, you can purchase the tickets in advance on La Pedrera’s official website:
November - February
Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 6:30 pm.
March - October
Monday - Sunday: 9 am – 8:30 pm.
-These dates may vary-
Adults: 22€ (US$23.7)
Students: 16,50€ (US$17.8)
Children (between 7 and 12 years old): 11€ (US$11.9)
Children (less than 6 years old): free entry.
Buses: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28 and V17.
Metro: Diagonal, lines 3 and 5.