Milà House - La Pedrera

La Pedrera
The Casa Mila is a stunning modernist house, built between 1906 and 1910 by the architect Antoni Gaudi.

It is located in the heart of the Eixample district, in the commercial street of Passeig de Gràcia.

The building stands as an imposing mass of undulating stone, so that was the subject of many joke at his time, and that's why it is popularly known as La Pedrera (the stone quarry).

Is has an spectacular facade features, especially the ironwork on the balconies, and therooftop chimneys are really remarkable, which are true sculptures in themselves.

We recommend  you to visit the terrace of this apartment building during the summer nights, musical concerts are running here, in this incomparable architectural wonder.


  • How to get there
  • Tickets La Pedrera
  • Guided Tour La Pedrera
  • History of La Pedrera

Address:

c / Provenza, 261-265
08008, Barcelona.

Public transport:

Metro: L3 and L5, stop Diagonal
Buses: July 16, 17 22 24.
Touristic Bus Barcelona.
La Pedrera ticket includes a visit to: the Espai Gaudí and top Floor, and of course the spectacular terrace.

The Espai Gaudí, located in the attic, gives you information about the architect and his work. In the apartment housing has recreated a Barcelona family of early twentieth century.

Schedule La Pedrera

From November 5 to February 28:
From Monday to Sunday from 9.00 to 18.30 (last accessed: 18.00 h)

Closed: December 25 and from 7 to 13 January.
January 1: special hours, from 11.00 to 18.30 h.

From March 1 to November 4:
From Monday to Sunday from 9.00 to 20.00 (last accessed: 19.30 h).

Ticket price


Adult: 22 €
Student: 16,50 €
Disabled: 16,50 €
Children 0-6 years free
Children 7 to 12 years: 11 €

You can pay by cash or credit card.
* It is one of the points of  Articket, 7 art centers in Barcelona, valid for 6 months.
To take a guided tour to La Pedrera you have two options:
Book the tour through La Pedrera,  or reserve a personalized tour with official tour guide here.

Your guide Barcelona Guided Tour


This tour  is a comprehensive visit to this incredible monument of Gaudí.; discovering its hidden details , anecdotes , stories and problems to overcome by Antoni Gaudí for the construction of this home...Find out all their details with an expert official tour guide .

You can choose the date and time that best suits your needs, how many time you want to last your guided tour, and which language interests you. Check our section where you will find all the information regarding our guided tours.

If you prefer a full tour to see this and more modern art monuments you can request your quote here: Contact us.

Guided tours La Pedrera


There are shared guided tours for groups, you can reserve yours calling to the following number
Phone for bookings: 902 20 21 38

Phone Hours : Mon-Fri from 9am to 14pm .
The price varies depending on the number of people in the group .

They also have Audioguides Service service in various languages:
Catalan, Castilian , English, French , Portuguese, German , Italian, Basque and Galician.
This service is appart from the fee admission ticket.  Audio guide price : € 4 .

Concerts in La Pedrera

You can purchase tickets by telephone
Tel- Check service 
Telentrada Phone : 902 10 12 12

Or you can buy them directly at the ticket office:
Mas i Mas
Address: c / Trafalgar , 4, 13B.
Barcelona.
Tel 933 191 789

Ticket office timetable :
From Monday to Thursday ,
From 10-14 h / from 16.30 to 19 h .
Friday from 9-14 h .
This house was the last civil project carried out by the architect Gaudí before devoting himself entirely to his masterpiece : La Sagrada Familia, from 1918 until his death in 1926.

The project of La Pedrera was commissioned by Mr. Pere Milà , who had seen the Casa Batlló (another Gaudí building located in the same avenue ). Mr Milà was absolutely fascinated by his art, so he asked to the Catalan genius to made a similar house for him.

From the very begining though, the relationship between the Milà`s Family and Gaudí were always marked by conflict.

Problems came mainly because of the delay in the works, and because of the changes in the initial budget, constantly increasing.

Façade of La Pedrera


From the imposing mass of the stone facade, that is, the vast undulating structure, is almost imposible to see that is in fact supported on a framework of metal pillars,

This amazing feature is even more impressive if we consider that this innovative architectural solution was a total innovation on that moment in time .

Certainly remarkable are the decorations and floral motives in ​​wrought iron all over the balconies and the entrances of the house.

Not forgetting the roof, with its spectacular medieval soldier-shaped chimneys, with a fantastic ornamentation, based on small pieces of glass and broken pottery .

Interior


The interior of the Casa Milà is no less impressive than its external facade : all rooms are completely wavy , curved roofs and stairscases twisting in impossible shapes .

The courtyards are filtering the sunlight through a skylight, using the expressive power of the ceramic tiles and glass.

Legend of La Pedrera


There are many interpretations of what it might represent this impressive building : some people states that it symbolizes the Virgin's mantle, given the extreme religiosity of Gaudi .

Other people however, pointed out that La Casa Mila is a huge snow-covered mountain; or the waves of the sea, based on the white color and the wavy shape of the facade.

In any case , La Pedrera is a clear example of the enormous creativity and geniality of Gaudí , who brought new architectural solutions to any of his works.