Casa Mila, Gaudí in the Paseo de Gracia
The Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrera, is a typical work of Antoni Gaudí.
It was built between 1906 and 1912 and is located in downtown Barcelona on Paseo de Gracia. The building was built by order of the family Milà. It is one of the most famous buildings of Barcelona for its unique design. You can find many beautiful details such as the wrought iron balconies, which simulate climbing plants.
The construction suffered many delays because the building exceeded the height and width set by the local standards. Which resulted in several fines for sir Milà. Guadí left the works in 1909 due to the differences of opinion with Milà on the interior decoration.
Throughout the years La Pedrera has undergone several transformations until it was acquired by the Caixa Catalunya in 1986. The Caixa Catalunya has done conservation and restoration works between 1987 and 1996.
Nowadays, La Pedrera is no longer part of Caixa Catalunya, since january 2013 it houses Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera.
It was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument of National character in 1969 and in 1984 it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
You can find more information on Wikipedia.
Opening Times and Prices
A normal ticket costs € 16,50 adults and € 8,25 children
*For more information about the prices you can visit the website of La Pedrera.
Lines 3 and 5 stop at station Diagonal from where you can easily access the Casa Milà.
Lines 7, 16, 17, 22, 24 and 28 stop close to the Casa Milà.
Return to the Top of Casa Mila