Casa Mila - "La Pedrera"

Casa Mila
Can you become a fan of an architect? As you would of a sports person, film actor or pop star. Well if you can I'm now a fan of Antoni Gaudi. The Casa Mila is a building famous for not having a straight edge, but it's far from just being a novelty building.

It has pride of place along the Passeig de Gracia, try not to get run over taking a photo of the outside. The perfect position for this photo from my camera was the middle lane of the street. Get a companion to keep an eye open for traffic - someone that likes you a lot helps.

The building is made up of several floors. There is a floor recreating an apartment of a bourgeois family from the early part of the 20th century, another that is a permanent exhibition providing an insight into the historical and cultural life of Gaudi. The roof is an unmissable delight consisting of many artistic sculptures and great views of the city.
The entrance ticket includes all of these floors and the roof.

Please see my travelogue for more pictures of Casa Mila.

Best time to visit - Worth visiting both in daylight when the roof looks spectacular in the bright sunshine and at night when the building is beautifully lit.
Opening hours - Daily 10 - 7.30. Closed Dec 25-26, Jan 1 and 6, and 2nd week in January.

  • Phone: 93 484 5900
  • Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'




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