‘La Pedrera’ (the stone quarry), is another one of Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces in Barcelona. Built between 1906 and 1912, the building is loved for its unique shape and façade, winning it the ultimate plaudit as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural centre, as well as its symbol of Catalan Modernisme, or Catalan Art Nouveau period.

Highlights:

  • Façade with an undulating design
  • Roof terrace called the ‘garden of warriors’
  • 28 unique chimneys
  • Loft and attic with catenary arches
  • Furniture designed by Gaudí
  • La Pedrera Apartment
  • Passeig de Gràcia Courtyard

Did you know

- It was given the moniker La Pedrera (the stone quarry) because of its rough outer appearance, reminiscent of an open quarry

- La Pedrera earnt a place on the World Heritage Site list in 1984

- La Pedrera  was designed to be a spiritual symbol of the Catholic religion, with an excerpt from the Rosary prayer on the cornice and planned statues of Mary, specifically Our Lady of the Rosary, and two archangels, St. Michael and St. Gabriel

 

Things to see:

Façade

La Pedrera is known and loved for its unique façade of undulating limestone,with large windows and intricate wrought iron balconies. It was due to its quarry-like features that it earnt the historic building the nickname of La Pedrera, which means quarry.

Roof Terrace

The Roof Terrace is one of the most spectacular parts of Casa Milá for it’s imposing chimneys which are reminiscent of twisted, standing soldiers (and those of Casa Batlló), along with six stepping skylights which led to the poet Pere Gimferrer writing that it was the ‘garden of warriors’. Decorated in a mosaic of marble and broken Valencian tiles, as well as broken glass from champagne bottles!

Furniture

Due to the building’s conceptual design, Gaudí created furniture especially for Casa Milá. As normal furniture wouldn’t suit, or fit, the curves and waves of the walls and rooms Gaudi designed all the furniture in his modernist style to match the building. Unfortunately over the years many of the pieces were removed so only a few items of furniture are left in private collections and in exhibits.

How to get there:

    Metro: Diagonal (L3, L5)
    Bus: 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17
    Train: La Pedrera

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Monday 09.00 - 20.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 20.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 20.30
Thursday 09.00 - 20.30
Friday 09.00 - 20.30
Saturday 09.00 - 20.30
Sunday 09.00 - 20.30
Last Admission: 09.00 - 20.30

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Address:

Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona

Telephone:

+34 902 202 138

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