Casa Milà. La Pedrera

Gaudí Heritage, Building of architectural interest
Casa Milà is a modernist building by Antoni Gaudí dating from 1905-1911, which totally broke the mould. Next to the stone structure, we can highlight the wrought iron balconies. The building is the perfect example of curved lines in Gaudí’s work.

After the Sagrada Familia, this is the most well known work of Antoni Gaudí, built between 1905 and 1911. It is the last, and without a doubt the most striking, of the living spaces designed by the genial Architect, and is the most significant example of the curved line in his work.

Its official name is the casa Milà, as it was commissioned for Pere Milà, but it is popularly known as the Pedrera. Outside the grey stone undulating sculpted façade, decorated with wrought iron balconies is of note. Inside is the feeling of the unreal as if one has entered a fantasy world.

Open to the public are the hallway, the grand indoor patio, a floor completely filled with furniture designed by the architect and the terrace with several phantasmagoric chimneys, known as espantabrujas, inspired by the landscapes of the Turkish Cappadocia. From here there is beautiful view of the city.

One can also visit the so called Espacio Gaudí, in the attic, that was previously a laundrette, with 270 plain brick catenary arcs that create a structure that appears like a skeleton with curious perspectives. Here there is a small museum where models of all of Gaudis´ buildings are on show as well as photographs, designs and audiovisual presentations on the life and work of the architect.

The Piso de la Pedrera, (Pedrera flat) was opened in 1999 as a permament exhibition space and is situated on the fourth floor of the building. It has a total area of 569 square metres, and recreates the flat of a Barcelona family at the start of the 20th century and is decorated with furniture and items from the period.

The building was declared a Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and two years later was acquired by Caixa Catalunya who made it their head office. On the ground floor temporary exhibitions are held.

  • Architectural style: Modernist
  • Year of construction: 1905
  • Architect: Antoni Gaudí i Cornet
  • People: Gaudí
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish, German, English, French
  • Ownership: Private
  • Annual closing: 25 December and one week in January.
  • Opening hours - summer : March to November, Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 20:30 (last entry: 20:00).
  • Opening hours - winter: November to February, Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00 (last entry: 18:00); 26 December to 3 January, Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 20:30. Special opening hours on 1 January from 11:00 to 18:30.
You are adhered to: Arts and Culture
You are adhered to: Arts and Culture

Disabled access

Accessible area classifi
Facilities available for wheelchair users
Facilities available for people with reduced mobility
Facilities available for the deaf or those with hearing impairments
Facilities available for the blind or visually impaired
Accessible resource amen
Main access, without height difference
Elements in braille system
Magnetic or audio induction loop
Accessible WCs in communal parts of the building
Audio guides for the tour
Audio description
Tactile elements for everything or things likely to be touched by blind people
Written signs and diagrams indicating the different rooms within the building
Observations
Audio induction loop
Audio guides available
Written guides for people with hearing impairments are available
Guides in braille are available
Tactile models or reproductions of work are available
Guided tours scheduled for people with hearing impairments
Types of inspection
Invalid
You are adhered to: Arts and Culture
You are adhered to: Arts and Culture
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Casa Milà. La Pedrera
  • Casa Milà. La Pedrera

  • Address:Walk de Gràcia, 92

  • 08008 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Casa Milà. La Pedrera
  • Casa Milà. La Pedrera

  • Address: Walk de Gràcia, 92

  • 08008 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Telephone:932 142 576

  • E-mail:info@lapedrera.com / web@fcatalunyalapedrera.com

  • Web:https://www.lapedrera.com

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