Looks like you are planning a visit to La Pedrera (or Casa Mila as it was originally known).
La Pedrera is Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece built between the years 1906 and 1912. It is one of the many of Gaudi’s works in Barcelona attracting millions every year.
The irregular design of its facade is well complemented by the stunning La Pedrera 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 Casa Mila facts.
Note: La Pedrera and Casa Mila refer to the same building and have been used interchangeably in the article below.
La Pedrera inside
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. So what are you waiting for? Book your Casa Mila online tickets.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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4. Gaudi Exhibition in La Pedrera
Did you know that inside La Pedrera there is an always-on Gaudi exhibition? It is located at the attic of La Pedrera.
This is perhaps the only exhibition devoted to the ace architect Antonio Gaudi.
You can see videos, models, plans, objects and designs around all his bodies of work.
This Gaudi Exhibition hidden in the interiors of Casa Mila will help you understand the characteristics of his architecture and the key to his genius.
5. Exhibition Room inside La Pedrera
The apartment where the Mila family stayed during the hey-days of Casa Mila has been converted into the Exhibition Room.
This is the main floor of the house.
After Gaudi’s death, Roser Segimon Mila, the lady of the house, had changed much of the decor. However, some of the sculpted columns and areas of ceiling designed by Gaudi still exist.
Be aware that nowadays this space is used for exhibitions of all kinds.
There is one part of Casa Mila that’s not inside it, and yet is a star attraction – Casa Mila roof and chimneys. The roof’s wavy floor and the crawling chimneys combine to give you an out-of-the-world experience.
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.
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