At the corner of Carrer de Provença and the famous Passeig de Gràcia, it won't take long before you spot this unusual house, to say the least. La Casa Milà, nicknamed la Pedrera – stone quarry in Spanish, was conceived by fertile architect Antoni Gaudí between 1906 and 1912 as a private home for the Milà couple.
Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Casa Milà showcases striking architecture. From the street, the façade seems to be composed of both straight lines and curves, seemingly recalling a wave-shape, while the 33 wrought iron balconies look like algae. Come in and visit a bourgeois house of 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? Will make out the warriors wearing Corinthian helmets?
La Casa Milà
Passeig de Gràcia, 92
+34 902 202 138