Casa Milà - La Pedrera, Barcelona

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Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261 93 484 5900

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    An architectural gem.

    by CEP1863 Written Dec 28, 2014

    If you are a fan of Gaudi then no visit to Barcelona would be complete without a visit to La Pedrera. This was Gaudi's last civil project and arguably one of his most original. A visit here consists of a number of areas, the Espai Gaudí, located in the attic, provides an overview of Gaudí's work; the La Pedrera Apartment recreates the life and the flat of a bourgeois family of Barcelona in the first part of the twentieth century, the roof terrace shows the brilliance of Gaudi with the architectural-sculptures that are here. There are an abundance of photo opportunities available on the roof terrace.

    Opening hours: 09:00 - 18:30 (winter), 09:00 - 20:00 (summer).

    Admission: €20.50

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    Casa Mila

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jun 5, 2014

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    Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, is a a modernist building designed and built by architect Antoni Gaudi between 1906-10, located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona.

    Remarkable features of this unusual, fairy-tale-like house contain a curved, "wave-like" stone facade, twisted wrought-iron-decorations, a lack of right angles and a preference for naturalistic rather than geometric forms. The rooftop is especially beautiful, with many decorative chimneys and staircase exits.

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    Chimneys withh faces

    by smirnofforiginal Written May 29, 2014

    Casa Mila was intended as a family home and as apartments to rent and, indeed, there are still people using the apartments today!

    This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1984). Gaudi designed this building when he was 54 and it was his final architectural design.

    Like all the most popular sites in Barcelona, book in advance to avoid disappointment and/or massive queues! Adults are €16.50 and there are concessions for seniors and children under 12 years.
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    A lift takes you straight up to the roof where you can wander freely around the chimneys...
    the stairs take you into the roof for an exhibition and then down to the next floor to have a look at an apartment. Then it is back down to the exit wondering who lives in the apartments!
    There is an overpriced gift shop.

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    Mila's House - Pedrera

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 22, 2013

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    Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera, meaning the 'The Quarry', is a famous building designed by Antoni Gaudí.
    The Mila's house is the main sight of parkway Passeig de Gracia. This Gaudi's building more reminds sculptural, product than product of architecture. The six-storied house is similar to a huge rock. Windows and doors remind grottoes.

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    Casa Milà / La Pedrera

    by ValbyDK Written Nov 2, 2013

    Casa Milà or La Pedrera (meaning the Quarry) was built between 1906 and 1912 by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí. At the time of the construction, the design was quite controversial because of its bold forms and uneven grey stone façade with the many iron decorations, But today it is considered a great architectural masterpiece and one of the most outstanding buildings of the 20th century.

    The building was commissioned by the wealthy Milà family, and you can visit their old apartment (El Pis de la Pedrera) which is filled with furniture and other stuff from the early 20th century. The rooms have almost no corners and nearly every detail is curved so not an easy job to decorate the apartment... The attic and roof is also open to visitors. The attic houses a small exhibition dedicated to Gaudí’s life and work. IMO, the roof is the highlight... Here is a view of Barcelona, and many chimneys and sculptures – all designed in typical Gaudí style...

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    Amazing building by Gaudi

    by muratkorman Written Jul 21, 2012

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    This innovative modernist building which is another remarkable masterpiece of Gaudi has become UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Casa Mila is also known as La Pedrera which means stone quarry due to its impressive facade looking like an open quarry. The roof terrace, the attic, the Pedrera apartment and exhibition hall are the places you can visit in the building. The architectural sculptures at the roof terrace are very impressive. The entrance fee is 16.5 Euro per person and credit card is accepted.

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    Casa Mila and some other modernism buildings

    by mindcrime Updated Jun 11, 2012

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    We had a big discussion if we would like to live in a building like Casa Mila, one of the most famous buildings of Gaudi also known as La Pedrera (pic 1). We spend a lot of time checking the different rooms(I guess this is how they look like at the beginning of the 20th century) and of course the weird roof terrace that is open to visitors and you can have a picture next to the surrealistic chimneys(pic 2). It isn’t so colorful like Casa Batllo but it’s worth to visit it. I only wish it wasn’t so heavily packed with visitors. If you don’t go inside check the balcony details.
    It is open daily 9.00-18.30 (march-october till 20.00) and the entrance fee is 14euro.

    At Avinguda Diagonal check Palau del Baro de Quadras. It was built by Cadalfach in 1904 and since 2003 is the headquarters of Casa Asia with aim to strengthen cultural, social and instituational exchanges between Spain and Asia. Go inside for some nice pictures of the staircase(pic 3). Some meters further on the same avenue check Casa Terrades (pic 4), another building designed by Cadalfach in 1903, known as House of Spikes because of its towers. It’s not allowed to go inside so I just took some pictures of the red brick walls and the sculptures on the façade.

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    Imaginative La Pedrera

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Jun 6, 2012

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    When you first walk by La Pedrera your eyes take a double take as if your vision is not clear. As a City Planner and part-time architect I was struck by the imaginative use of stone in deciding a residential apartment building. The stone seems to flow from one end of the structure to another. A simply amazing piece of sculpture as well as design. The building was recognized by UNESCO in 1984 as a world heritage building.

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    Casa Mila Barcelona - Gaudi architecture

    by aussirose Written Jan 21, 2012

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    Casa Mila across the road from Casa Batllo is not as colourful as Casa Batllo but it has an interesting history.

    A rich businessman liked the Casa Batllo so much that he hired Gaudi to construct a building on the vacant block across the road. This building turned out to be less conventional than the Casa Batllo. Every room is irregular. The walls and ceilings differ from one another. In fact the whole building is constructed on pillars and arches together with the use of steel.

    Hubby said it looked like a huge lava cave. I agree. I also loved the wrought iron work. This was actually designed by a fella who improvised on the spot. I have related more Gaudi stories in my travelogues.

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    Pedrera Casa-Mila Pedrara

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 3, 2011

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    The main theme the building is known mostly for is the creation by Antonio Gaudi of the odd and unique shaped sculptures/structures on the rooftop. They serve to hide the real functional use of the pediments sticking out of the roof; they cover up the necessary ventilation exhausts, and chimneys of the apartments. The balconies are also very unique in the design and welded abstract look of them hanging from the sides of the building. Gaudi intended the structure to be a dedication of Virgin Mary (later abandoned), and he worked on construction 1905-10. The developer was Pere Mila-hence the name Mila Pedrera, which has a meaning of "the quarrie"
    Owners of apartments live in the building and they are required to offer viewing of the sites by a Foundation to allow such looking. Most residence people living there close their balconies, and seldom sit outside becaue of the gawkers going by.
    Tourists are escorted to the escalators and see little of the interior except for an atrium in the middle. They go the the rooftop, which has a limit at one time. Ques to get inside can be over 1 hour, and maybe closer to 2 hours. Fee to enter is an exorbitant 11 Euro. Opening times are generally 9:30-6:30, and until 8PM in summer months

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    Casa Mila - La Pedrera, the roof and chimneys

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 16, 2011

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    I have seen many uses of architecture and art used to make a house, castle or building look "nicer". Here Gaudi takes things to his extremes, especially on the rooftop with the dozens of chimnies in all forms. From the gigantic ones that have tunnels you can walk through, to the chimnies that bring to mind a helmeted Spanish conquistador.

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    Casa Mila or Casa Pedrera, the same building

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 16, 2011

    Known by both Casa Mila or Casa Pedrera, located on the Passeig de Gracia, in the Eixample district, it is a fine example of Gaudi's work (along with Park Guell, Casa Batllo and Palau Guell).
    A note, entrance is 14 Euro per person.
    The photos show:
    1. The entrance as seen from Passeig de Gracia.
    2. The wrought iron balconies, an art form in them selves.
    3. The main entrance door, which seems to have been made by a computerized random size program where none of the spaces or shapes in the door are the same...opps, forgot that Gaudi did not have a computer.
    4. The arching vault of the attic spaces.
    5. The use of arches that Gaudi designed (and I love the way he designed them, by hanging a chain between two points and letting it drop, the parabolic arch formed was what he used as a model).
    You can see more historic and architectural information here:
    http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Casa_Mila.html

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    Casa Mila

    by Maria81 Written Nov 10, 2011

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    Casa Mila is among Gaudi's most famous creations, standing on Passeig de Gracia just a few locks away from another one of his residential buildings, Casa Batllo. The house is also known as 'La Pedrera'. The building, just as its neighbour, follows Gaudi's cardinal rule of 'no straight lines'. A deeply spiritual man, Gaudi also included a number of religious symbols in his original design, such as rosary prayer, and statues of two archangels, St. Michael and St. Gabriel, but was forced to exclude them later on in the project following opposition from the local planning department. Gaudi wanted to drop the project, but decided against it on the advice of a local priest.

    It's an interesting fact that Gaudi only installed lifts on every second floor - to make sure residents knew each other better.

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    Another of Gaudi's creation !!!!

    by jlanza29 Written Oct 19, 2011

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    Gaudi's building's are all scattered Barcelona, but on the Passieg of Gracia there are 2 within walking distances ..... Casa Milla is unique and part of the admission price is access to the roof where you have a wonderful view of the grand avenue. We spent about an hour there and that was enough time to see the building ..... part of the building are now private offices and condo's

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    *3* CASA MILA ... LA PEDRERA

    by balhannah Updated Aug 15, 2011

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    After viewing the last three buildings it was back on the Bus to the next stop, which was La Pedrera.
    Built between the years of 1906 - 1910, this building of Gaudi's, [now UNESCO World Heritage site,] is a residential building and said to be one of the most imaginative houses of the history of the architecture.
    As usual, it is another impressive piece of Gaudi's works. It wasn't my favorite but I still enjoyed viewing his work. Even in the early hours of the morning, there was quite a long queue waiting to go inside and see an exhibition about Gaudi's work.

    Admission in 2011 - 11 euros
    Opening hours vary
    Winter
    November to February (inclusive)
    Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6.30 pm (last entrance at 6 pm)
    Summer
    March to October (inclusive)
    Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm (last entrance at 7.30 pm)

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