More than a Million tourists visit La Pedrera in Barcelona every year.
As a result, this Gaudi masterpiece gets crowded often – depending on the season and the time of the day.
That’s why visitors to Barcelona want to know the best time to visit La Pedrera.
In case you didn’t know be aware that Casa Mila is the original name of this beautiful building.
However, the locals thought the building looked like something a stone mason would have built and that’s why gave it the nickname ‘La Pedrera.’
La Pedrera is Spanish for ‘stone quarry.’
Best time to visit La Pedrera
The daytime tours are more popular and attract a lot of crowds, throughout the year.
A day tour of La Pedrera Casa Mila will take you through the attic, the roof, the courtyard, and of course the main apartment and museum. The daytime tour also allows access to the restricted areas of the house. More about the special attraction, Casa Mila’s roof and chimneys.
A maximum of 15 people are allowed at a time, thereby making it one of the most demanded tours of southern Europe.
So, the best time to visit La Pedrera is from 9 am to 10 am, when it is least crowded.
If you can’t make it before 10 am, we suggest you try the next best time to visit Casa Mila – 4 pm.
Best time to visit La Pedrera for photography
If you are an amateur or a professional photographer the best time to visit La Pedrera is in the later part of the afternoon – around 3 pm.
La Pedrera’s facade is best photographed in the afternoon because of natural light.
Once this is done, you can enter the building and take amazing photos of la Pedrera interiors. Best spots to take photos are the entry patio, the detailed ceiling, the intricate staircases etc.
As the setting sun starts throwing different hues on the sky, go up the terrace to shoot the stunning chimney stacks and ventilation ducts. These structures appear grand when photographed with a dramatic sky in the background.
As the sun sets, step out of Casa Mila and stroll along Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Cataluya. You will find many architectural marvels to photograph.
Best months to visit La Pedrera
The ideal month to visit Casa Mila will be May to June or September to October.
During the summer and fall months, you can enjoy both the day and the night shows.
Best time to visit La Pedrera for a night tour
The night tour ‘The Origins’ is a completely new experience for the tourists. It is more of a show than a tour. Learn more about La Pedrera at night show.
The best part of the night tour at Casa Mila is the 20 minutes of audio-visual on the terrace and it will be a shame if this part of the tour got rained out.
August, September, and October may not be the best months for a night tour of Casa Mila. It rains the maximum in Barcelona during these months.
However, you can always keep track of the weather and book online tickets for La Pedrera at the last minute.
In the months of December, January and February the minimum temperature in Barcelona range around 5-6 degrees centigrade (with the average being 10 degrees centigrade). Venture out only if you can brave this cold.
Booking La Pedrera tickets online is cheaper than buying it at the venue. At the venue you pay 3 Euros extra per ticket as Ticketing Window Surcharge. If you buy online tickets, you skip the line as well.
This is the most popular daytime La Pedrera ticket.
For an amazing 20-minute audio-video show on the Casa Mila roof, book this ticket.