La Pedrera is one of the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi. Casa Mila was immediately called "La Pedrera" - a stone quarry, due to its outer facade that brings with a rock. There is a lot of terror about Gaudi's source of inspiration when he designed La Pedrera from ocean waves to certain mountains.
Regardless of the source of inspiration that was the basis for creating this masterpiece, the building looks like a sculpture full of contrasts between the areas with pale stone and those with dark iron, of curves and concavity. The balconies are made of wrought iron and were designed by a friend of Gaudi's, Josep Maria Jujol, who has collaborated on other occasions with the famous architect. Each of the railings is different from the others.
La Pedrera of Barcelona
The house was built between 1906 and 1910 for the Mila family and is one of the most imaginative buildings in the history of architecture, being in fact more of a sculpture than a building itself. The authorities of that period opposed many aspects of the construction and gave the owners more fines, they even ordered the demolition of the building. Because of this, some of Gaudi's project details were not followed to the end. Authorities refused to approve the location of a giant statue at the top of the building depicting the goddess of the Earth, Gaia.
Casa Mila is definitely a tourist attraction to visit on a holiday in Barcelona, being the best place to find out some very interesting things about Antoni Gaudi's work.
La Pedrera of Barcelona - Roof
From November to February from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 18:30 PM
From March to October from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM
"La Pedrera" is closed on December 25 and 26, January 1 and 6 and one week in January.
Normal ticket: € 15.00;
Reduced ticket (students and unemployed): 11.00 €;
Barcelona Card ticket (20% discount): € 12.00.
Passeig de Gracia, 92
Bus: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28;
Metro: L3, L5 (Passeig de Gracia or Diagonal).
Tourist objectives Barcelona