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La Pedrera Casa Mila – ticket price, discounts, tours, direction

La Pedrera Casa Mila

La Pedrera Casa Mila is a beautiful building in Barcelona, architected by Antonio Gaudi.

Gaudi has also designed Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo etc.

La Pedrera Casa Mila is a modernist masterpiece built between 1906 and 1912.

The irregular design of La Pedrera Casa Mila’s exterior is well complemented by the stunning beauty of its interiors.

Like every other Gaudi creation, this building is also a blend of fantasy and functionality.

La Pedrera Casa Mila was also the culmination of Antoni Gaudí’s career as a residential architect. After this masterpiece was completed, he focused all his time on Sagrada Familia.

What is La Pedrera Casa Mila?

La Pedrera Casa Mila is a residential building in Barcelona built by Antonio Gaudi.

The building’s wavy facade, beautiful interiors, stepped terrace, and colorful chimneys attract more than a million tourists every year.

Note: To avoid the crowd, it makes sense to buy your tickets online. There is one more advantage of buying your Casa Mila tickets online – you don’t have to pay the window surcharge, thus saving 3 Euros on every ticket.

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History of La Pedrera Casa Mila

The history of Casa Mila La Pedrera starts with a rich couple buying a 2,000 square meters property on Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona.

The Mila family wanted to build a special house, which would stand out from the rest.

The couple saw Casa Batllo and were impressed. Since they wanted to build something similar, they contacted the architect Antonio Gaudi.

Gaudi agreed and started building Casa Mila La Pedrera in 1906. The construction of this landmark building took six long years.

Casa Milà La Pedrera was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984. It was the first building of the 20th century to be included in the list.

Why is Casa Mila called La Pedrera?

As was the tradition then, the house was named Casa Mila – House of the Mila family.

However, the locals gave it a nickname because of its unusual construction and the way it looked.

Large stone slabs were attached to the facade and then worked on by the stonemasons. The facade, with its irregular shapes and the way it was constructed, reminded the locals of a quarry.

They gave the building a new nickname – ‘La Pedrera,’ which in Spanish means ‘the quarry’.

Ever since the building has been referred to as Casa Mila La Pedrera.

The nickname wasn’t a compliment to the building’s creativity. It was, in fact, a derogatory reference to the ugliness of Gaudi’s masterpiece.

Maybe that’s why once the building was constructed Mila family’s neighbors stopped talking to them. They thought the ugly Casa Mila will bring down their property prices.

Gaudi fans have their own way of addressing this building.

They attach his name at the end and call it either Casa Mila Gaudi or La Pedrera Gaudi.

How to avoid the queue at La Pedrera Casa Mila?

More than 3000 tourists visit La Pedrera Casa Mila every day.

This means more than 250 eager tourists enter the Gaudi masterpiece every hour.

With so many tourists wanting to see La Pedrera Casa Mila, the waiting times at the ticketing counter sometimes go up to an hour.

The good news is, you can pre-book your tickets.

At the entrance, you just show the QR code of the ticket, on your mobile screen and walk in.

Not many tourists know about this option and thus end up waiting in long lines.

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La Pedrera Casa Mila tickets and prices

All tickets to this Gaudi masterpiece come with an excellent audio guide.

This audio guide is available in Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The ticket prices mentioned below are applicable only when you buy the tickets using the links in this article.

These online tickets are electronic and get emailed to you, which you can show on your mobile to enter.

If you reach the venue and then purchase your ticket from La Pedrera Casa Mila you will be charged an additional 3 Euros per ticket as ticketing window surcharge.

Yes, online tickets are cheaper!

Check out the three types of experiences you can enjoy at this Gaudi masterpiece –

La Pedrera Casa Mila early morning tour tickets

If you are an early riser, a photographer or if you hate crowd, this may just be the tour for you.

The early morning tour of La Pedrera Casa Mila which starts at 8 am is 90 minutes long.

Only 15 tourists are allowed on this tour and they are taken around by a trained human guide.

During this tour of Casa Mila, you can access areas which are restricted during other tours.

All the 15 participants qualify for a coffee or some other drink that’s available.

If you would prefer English, tours are organized on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 am.

This early morning tour of Casa Mila La Pedrera is available only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Online ticket price

The full price of this early morning tour ticket is 39 Euros. All visitors 13 years of age and above need to buy the full ticket.

Children between 7 to 12 years of age get a discounted price of 19.50 Euros.

While kids six years and below walk in for free.

Since this is a limited entry experience, we suggest you book your tickets at the earliest.

Book online because at the venue you also pay ticketing window surcharge, which increases the cost of every ticket by 3 Euros.

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La Pedrera Casa Mila day tour tickets

Most of the tourists opt for the La Pedrera Casa Mila day tour because it isn’t too early or too late.

The beauty of this tour is that there is no time limit. You can explore the building, especially the courtyard, the attic, the apartment, and the roof terrace for as long as you want. Find out what does one get to see inside La Pedrera.

The day tour ticket is a ‘skip the line’ ticket, which means you don’t have to wait in any queue. Just show the QR code you receive in your email after you purchase this ticket and walk in.

Online ticket price

The full price of this day tour ticket is 22 Euros.

Students of all ages can avail a discount and buy this La Pedrera Casa Mila ticket for just 16.50 Euros. They must show a relevant student ID card at the entrance.

Children between 7 to 12 years of age get a discounted price of 11 Euros.

While kids six years and below walk in for free.

All children under 12 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Disabled tourists visiting this attraction can avail a discount too. Their tickets cost 16.50 Euros and their companion can walk in free as well (if disability level is 65%+).

Buy this ticket online using the link below. At the venue, each ticket costs 3 Euros extra.

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La Pedrera Casa Mila night tour tickets

If you are a night bird or are into immersive experiences the La Pedrera night tour may be just the right tour for you.

This tour is also known as ‘Gaudi’s Pedrera: The Origins’ tour and starts at 9 pm (or 7 pm depending on the season).

A trained human guide kicks off the experience with a tour of the interiors of Casa Mila.

Once that’s over, you experience a 20-minute long audiovisual light display on the roof. The La Pedrera chimneys come to life during the light, laser and music show.

You also get a glass of cava, the Spanish champagne.

This is an exclusive tour and depending on the season only 10 to 30 other tourists will be with you.

Online ticket price

The full ticket price for the Night tour of La Pedrera Casa Mila is 34 Euros.

Children between 7 to 12 years of age get a discounted price of 17 Euros.

While kids six years and below walk in for free.

All children under 12 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Since this is a limited seating experience, we suggest you book your tickets at the earliest.

At the venue you also pay ticketing window surcharge, so every ticket will be 3 Euros more.

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La Pedrera Casa Mila ticket discounts

If you plan to explore this Gaudi masterpiece, be aware of the discounts available. There is no harm in saving some Euros.

Here are the kind of tourists who qualify for ticket discounts –

1. Students with valid ID cards
2. People over the age of 65
3. People who live in Catalonia
4. People with disabilities of more than 33%*
5. Companions of people with more than 65% disability*

*Disable tourists need to carry along their disability certificate to avail these discounts.

How to get to La Pedrera Casa Mila

Address: Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona

La Pedrera Casa Mila is at Passeig de Gracia 92 in Eixample district. if you are in

If you have already visited Casa Batllo, be aware that this attraction is barely 700 meters (2300 feet) away.

If you are in central Barcelona it is very easy to reach La Pedrera.  Just fire up your Google Map and walk to Casa Mila La Pedrera. The walk can’t be more than 15-25 minutes.

If you are far away and intend to take the Metro to reach this Gaudi masterpiece get down at Diagonal Metro station. You must take the Green Line L3 or Blue Line L5.

If a bus is your favorite mode of transport, get onto these numbers: 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17.

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