La Pedrera

a gaudi classic, also known as ‘Casa Milà’

casa mila, a gaudi house

Casa Mila origins

Casa Mila was constructed from the ground up by Gaudi between 1906 and 1912. Right from the start it threw up lots of controversy and criticism by the time Gaudi handed over the keys. 

Problems for Casa Mila

Nicknamed by locals as ‘La Pedrera’ (the quarry) the building annoyed the local council (who demanded many changes), the neighbours (who thought it lowered the value of nearby houses) and the construction community (who just thought the whole thing was ugly and bonkers). Not even the owners were overly happy, when Señora Milà asked Gaudi where she could put her piano in a room with curved walls, he reportedly replied “buy a violin”.

Casa Mila not loved

We don’t know what Gaudi thought of his finished building, but it was pretty clear that Barcelona and the world in general didn’t hold it in much esteem because by the end of the 70’s it was a mess, but with the Catalan capital winning the right to host the ’92 Olympics, UNESCO declaring Casa Milà a World Heritage Site in 1984 and a general Gaudi revival in full swing, the building went through a massive restoration and is now pretty good shape for a 100+ year old house!

Casa Mila La Pedrera GoCar Barcelona

Interior

Casa Mila La Pedrera GoCar Barcelona

Roof

Casa Mila La Pedrera GoCar Barcelona

Facade

casa milà opening times

mar 1 - nov 3
DAY

09.00 > 20.30

mar 1 - nov 3
NIGHT

21.00 > 23.00

nov 4 - feb 28
DAY

09.00 > 18.30

nov 4 - feb 28
NIGHT

19.00 > 21.00

dec 26 - jan 3
DAY

09.00 > 20.30

dec 26 - jan 3
NIGHT

21.00 > 23.00

closed

DEC 25th

casa milà ticket/tour prices 2019

La Pedrera Essential

The package includes:

  • Visit at your own pace
  • Free Audio Guide
  • Wifi
  • No Queues

La Pedrera Premium

The package includes:

  • Open Date
  • Free Audio Guide
  • Wifi
  • Premium Admission
  • Exclusive Visual Guide

La Pedrera Night

The package includes:

  • Guided Tour
  • Show on the Rooftop
  • Audio Visual Screenings
  • Wifi
  • Small Groups
  • Glass of Cava
  • Apartment not included

Essential + Night

The package includes:

  • Combined Visit
  • Guided tour (night)
  • Night-time Show
  • Wifi
  • Glass of Cava

La Pedrera Exclusive

The package includes:

  • Before Opening
  • Small Groups
  • Wifi
  • Guided Tour in English
  • Coffee at Cafe de la Pedrera

Night Experience & Dinner

The package includes:

  • Guided Tour
  • Show on the Rooftop
  • Dinner at Cafe de la Pedrera
  • Small Groups
  • Glass of Cava
  • Apartment not included

en_USEnglish
fr_FRFrançais en_USEnglish