Looks like you are planning a visit to La Pedrera (or Casa Mila as it was originally known as). Good decision because your holiday in Barcelona can’t be complete without seeing the beauty that is La Pedrera.
La Pedrera is Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece built between the years 1906 and 1912. It is one of the many Gaudi’s works in Barcelona attracting millions every year.
The irregular design of La Pedrera’s exterior is well complemented by the stunning architecture of its interiors.
When it was built it was named Casa Mila after the owners Roser and her husband Pere Mila. However, the locals thought the house looked like a stone quarry and came up with the nickname ‘La Pedrera’ which means ‘stone quarry’ in Spanish. The nickname stuck forever. Check out more such interesting La Pedrera facts.
Note: La Pedrera and Casa Mila refer to the same building and have been used interchangeably in the article below.
Inside La Pedrera, Barcelona
La Pedrera’s design and structure offers a lot to its visitors. We can assure you that you will love the experience of being in a house which has no right angles. Yes, this house is all curves and waves and no right angles.
Starting from the roof to the courtyard, the attic and the museum within, there are many things you will be impressed by. Find out everything about Casa Mila tickets.
1. Top views of La Pedrera’s roof
The roof is indeed a special attraction. It will give you an out-of-the-world experience. The wavy floors and the crawling chimneys add up to the appeal of the place. With 28 chimneys and wavy floors, you are destined to have an experience of the lifetime.
Check out some of the top views of Casa Mila:
2. Courtyard at La Pedrera
The two separate buildings of the Casa Mila intersect at this famous courtyard. The design is such that it will appear as if that they are two waves of water crashing on to one another.
The constant curvy sight is sure to put you in a state of trance and the enchanting courtyard with floral motif murals perhaps can be described as the epitome of Catalan architecture.
3. La Pedrera’s Attic
With as many as 270 parabolic arches, supporting the roof above, the attic is sure to wow you.
The attic, which was originally the laundry room, is now converted into a museum. The museum allows the travelers a glimpse into the life and art of Gaudi.
Many tourists compare this part of the building to the rib-case of a massive animal.
The attic of Casa Batllo, one of Gaudi’s masterpieces just 700 meters (3000 feet) from La Pedrera, also has a similar rib-cage design.
Recommended Reading: Casa Batllo or Casa Mila – which is better?
4. Apartment at Casa Mila
The main apartment has two separate parts. The first part is an audio-visual presentation room. And the second part is the famous La Pedrera apartment. This is the exact place where Pere Milà lived with his family.
You can enjoy a journey back in time as the interiors including the bathroom, kitchen, living room, and bedroom are all kept intact. The children’s toy kept intact, frozen in time, might give you some creepy chills.
Still not convinced? Check out our ten reasons why Casa Mila is worth it.
Important: When you buy tickets online, you save 3 Euros (because you don’t pay the window surcharge) and you also avoid the queue.
The online tickets will be emailed to you. To gain entry, just show them at the entrance of the attraction.
1. Casa Mila tickets – online tickets for La Pedrera
2. Casa Mila opening time, best time to visit, location etc
3. Casa Batllo tickets – Fast Pass, tickets price, discounts, buy online
4. Inside Casa Batllo – interior pictures of Batllo house