Known as La Pedrera due to its rustic stone appearance, Casa Milá is a surprising modernist building created by Gaudí between 1906 and 1912. The peculiar building, located in the central Paseo de Gracia, reflects the artistic fullness of Gaudí at a time in which he worked on different projects in Barcelona.
Getting to know La Pedrera
At first, visitors access the main floor, where the Milá family had their residence. It currently houses a large exhibition space, but it is still possible to contemplate some of the curious elements of Gaudí’s peculiar universe. Going a little further into the building, you go through a floor where you can see the recreation of a house belonging to a bourgeois family in Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century. In the attic of La Pedrera it is possible to discover the most distinctive elements of Gaudí’s work with the help of models, plans, photographs and videos. The most peculiar part of La Pedrera is the roof terrace, an unusual space with an impressive artistic and symbolic force. In this original area, the ventilation towers and chimneys become surprising sculptures of petrified warriors. From the rooftop it is also possible to see the center of Barcelona from above, although it is difficult to look away from the silent army.
The best, the roof
Like other Gaudí creations, La Pedrera is an amazing building that has the ability to amaze its visitors, especially thanks to its roof terrace.