Casa Milà - La Pedrera, Barcelona

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Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261 93 484 5900
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    Casa Milà

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 8, 2016

    Casa Milà is one of Antoni Gaudi's architectural wonders of which it is located along the intersection of Passig De Gracia and Carrer De Provenca. It is also known as La Pedrera of which it was built between 1906 to 1912 by Gaudi for businessman Pere Milà i Camps and it was the last known civil work of Gaudi before he was struck by a passing tram and lost consciousness in 1926 and was left unattended as he was thought of just a beggar because of his shabby clothes. Like the Sagrada Familia, This Casa is a Unesco World Heritage Site as well. The Casa Mila consist of two buildings, which are structured around two courtyards that provide light to the nine levels: basement, ground floor, mezzanine, main (or noble) floor, four upper floors, and an attic. the shape of the exterior continues to the interior of the house and The apartments feature ceilings with plaster reliefs of great dynamism, handcrafted wooden doors, windows, and furniture, and the design of the hydraulic pavement and different ornamental elements. The exterior is a self-supporting stone façade as well. At present, the Casa Mila is a museum where you can visit pay for admission tickets.

    phone: +34 90 220 2138

    hours:

    9:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday

    Tickets:

    Adults: 20.50 euros per person

    children 7 to 12: 10.25 Euros per person

    children less than 6: free

    seniors 65 and above: 16.50 euros per person

    Directions: Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

    Website: https://www.lapedrera.com/en/home

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    A very desirable address..

    by Orchid Updated Sep 6, 2016

    La Pedrera (Casa Mila), is one of Gaudi’s iconic commissions. It can be reached via a slow stroll through the streets of Eixample, each lined with grand modernist buildings, eventually reaching the grandest street of all, Paseo de Gracia. Here the buildings are grander still, but their rectilinear lines fail to match the audacity of Gaudi’s undulating, wrought iron balconied creation. One can pause to rest and observe on the moulded broken tile (trencadis) benches which support the street’s distinctive light posts. A ‘listen to me’ is holding forth on the corner. She is showing photographs of the building interior, to a group of young Chinese tourists (who persumably will not get to see the building). Do not make this mistake! Another group walks by, listening to the words of their leader via Bluetooth earsets.

    One can see people walking on the roof, stopping to take photographs or selfies, silhouetted against the azure of the sky. In cursive text, the words ‘Ave’ and ‘Gloria’ are inscribed on the white broken tile façade. Above the curved roofline, the distinctive chimneypots and ventilation stacks protrude higher than the tourists. Many of the windows are shuttered, like blind eyes behind their black wrought iron balustrades.

    We check tickets, and enter into the interior courtyards. Above, the multi-coloured walls rise to an oval of blue sky. On the ceiling, subtle frescos are painted. Fanciful wrought iron gates look back onto the street. Armed with audioguides, (whose commentaries are short and succinct thank goodness), we enter the lift and rise to the rooftop. The space thins the crowds a bit, but there is often a wait to get a clear shot. The key rooftop elements are the terracotta coloured chimneys (resembling the soldiers on the Passion façade of the Sagrada Familia), and the white trencadis tile clad ventilation shafts. These are the most popular photo objects, though the undulating roof, the gulfs to the interior courtyards protected by unsightly grey iron fences are popular also. An especially long wait is needed to get a picture of the temples of Tibidabo and La Sagrada Familia, framed through deliberately placed arches.

    Underneath the rooftop, the attic is used as an exhibition space, and also as a working example of Gaudi’s gift to architecture, the catenary arch, borrowed from the construction of suspension bridges, to general architecture. In the attic, the brick ribs of the arches are like the bones of whatever mythical creature remains trapped forever in the roof of La Pedrera.

    Downstairs, an apartment has been restored to the style of the building's heyday as a residence for the wealthy of early 20th Century Barcelona. Gaudi’s characteristic irregular shaped rooms, attention to detail in mouldings and wainscoting, down to specialised doorhandles are all evident. The hexagonal floor tiles, with an aquatic theme were originally intended for use in Casa Batllo, but were instead used here (and they are duplicated in the paving stones of Paseo de Gracia). The apartment is bright and airy, and would have been a pleasant domicile. Further downstairs, the first floor temporary exhibition space showed the use of supporting columns, allowing open plan office space long before they came into vogue. Also remaining is the undulating ceiling, which would have been a b*tch to keep clean! We exit through the gift shop.

    Make sure that you book on line through the website (avoids queues). There are additional options, including evening sound and light shows, which we considered unnecessary. The entry fee is high, but is worth it.

    Directions: Nearest Metro - Diagonal (L3 and L5). Also buses 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17.

    Website: https://www.lapedrera.com/en/home

    Above us only sky.. An imposing edifice Sensuous roofline indeed... Extraordinary Chimney Pots Comfortable apartment inside
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    CASA MILA

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    The thing that the building is best know for is that its not meant to have any straight lines in it, its all curved. You can go inside and see a reconstruction of an apartment from the 1920s and an exhibition. The best part of a visit is apparently going out onto the roof as there are great views. I could see some people up there when I was outside! Personally I didn't go inside because the queues were really long and I was keen to get to my next stop!

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

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    CASA MILA

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    This apartment block, just up the road from the Manzana de la Discordia, was also designed by Antoni Gaudi. Its named after the politician who originally commissioned the building but is also known as La Pedrera or The Quarry. Although it caused some controversy when it was built, even being compared to an airship hanger, it was made a world heritage site in 1984 and has become one of the symbols of the city

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

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    La Pedrera.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jan 16, 2016

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    Casa Mila, or La Pedrera is a huge ondulating apartment block built between 1906 and 1912. Pedrera literally means "stone quarry".

    It was Gaudì' s last work before he dedicated all his time to the Sagrada Familia church.

    Today it houses a bank, various apartments and I think some shops.

    Address: Passeig de Gracia, 92.

    Directions: Casa Mila is located in the Eixample district. Metro; line 3 or 5. Diagonal.

    The roof terrace.
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    Casa Milà

    by grayfo Updated Dec 23, 2015

    Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for 'The Stone Quarry') due to its stone like appearance, was built in 1905-10 originally for house apartments and offices however the owner had difficulty renting the apartments because prospective tenants thought they would have problems furnishing the rooms as they were irregularly shaped.

    The building was allowed to deteriorate and by the early 1980s had been painted a dreary brown; however, it has since been restored with many of the original colours revived.

    Monday to Friday: 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Adults: €20.50
    Children (7 to 12): €10.25
    Children (Under 7): Free

    September 2005, updated December 2015

    Address: Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona

    Directions: Casa Milà is located on the junction of Passeig de Gràcia and Calle Provença. Eixample Dreta. The nearest Metro: L3, L5 (Passeig de Gràcia or Diagonal)

    Phone: +34 (0) 902 202 138

    Website: http://www.lapedrera.com

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    An architectural gem.

    by CEP1863 Written Dec 28, 2014

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    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

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

    Phone: 93 484 5900

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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.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

    Phone: 93 484 5900

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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.
    Casa Mila ~ La Pedrera

    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.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

    Phone: 93 484 5900

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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.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 23' 41.19" N 2° 9' 40.77" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Mila's House – Pedrera.

    Phone: 93 484 5900

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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.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

    Phone: 93 484 5900

    Website: http://www.lapedrera.com

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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.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

    Phone: 93 484 5900

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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.

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

    Phone: 93 484 5900

    Website: http://www.aviewoncities.com/barcelona/casamila.htm

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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

    Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92, Carrer Provenca 261

    Directions: Eixample district Metro 'FGC Diagonal/Provenca'

    Phone: 93 484 5900

    Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_Mil%A0

    View of La Pedrara from the street Corner view of building and terraces Irregular shaped facade of the building Some of the rooftop structures
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