At the corner of Carrer de Provença and the famous Passeig de Gràcia, it won't take long before you spot this house, which is unusual to say the least. La Casa Milà, nicknamed “la Pedrera” (meaning stone quarry in Spanish) was conceived by prolific architect Antoni Gaudí between 1906 and 1912 as a private home for the Milà couple.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Casa Milà showcases striking architecture. From the street, the facade seems to be composed of both straight lines and curves, seemingly following a wave-shape, while the 33 wrought iron balconies look like algae. Come in and visit a bourgeois house from the early 20th century, as well as the Gaudí area where you will learn about the rest of the master's work. Also of interest is the Milà family's former apartments, where exhibitions regularly take place.
Do not miss the highlight of the house under any circumstances: the roof, where air ducts, chimneys and staircases create a sculpture garden. Care to guess what they might represent? Can you make out the warriors wearing Corinthian helmets?
La Casa Milà
Passeig de Gràcia 92
+34 932 142 576