Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera – translated from Catalan, it means ‘quarry’ – is located in Passeig de Gracia street. Gaudi constructed this house for the Mila couple. It was built in a typical style for Gaudi, with many shapes. The house has five floors, a flat roof, two inner courtyards, and a couple of smaller ones. The façade is done with stones, and in attic there is an exhibition of Antonio Gaudi’s sketches and plans. Casa Mila (La Pedrera) is considered Gaudi’s best known work in civil architecture due to its constructional and functional innovations, such as ornamental and decorative choices, that broke ties with architectural styles from his period.
For Gaudi, La Pedrera represents the most advanced approach to constructing a building on a slanted corner of the street (Eixample, Barcelona). It consists of two housing blocks, with separate entrance, structured around two interconnected courtyards with ramps that lead down to the parking lot.
Nowadays, Casa Mila is under the ownership of a bank. Many manifestations, cultural events, exhibitions, etc. are held there. It is open for visitors. On the ground floor, there are often exhibitions of national and international artists. Apartments on the fourth floor, the attic and the roof terrace that offers a spectacular view of Barcelona are also open for visit. On the rest of the floors, there are offices, as well as old Catalan families that live there.
Ticket price for Casa Mila
The standard ticket price at the ticket office is 27 euros
Reduced ticket price 15 eur - for children from 7 to 12 years of age
Children up to 6 years do not pay the entrance fee.
If you buy a ticket online, it is cheaper by 3 euros per person.
Ticket price for night visits:
Regular ticket price 34 euros
Reduced ticket price 12 eur - for children from 7 to 12 years of age
Children up to 6 years do not pay the entrance fee
The price of a night ticket is the same on the Internet and in the ticket office.
Working hours of Case Mila
From March 1 to November 3: from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (night visit: from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
From November 4 to February 28: from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (night visit: from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
From December 26 to January 3: from 9:00 to 20:30 (night visit: from 21:00 to 23:00)
Author of the article:
Ana Lazarević - correspondent for the city of Barcelona
Contact: [email protected]
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