Wandering on the streets of Barcelona, visitors often stop in front of a unique rounding shape Casa Mila – the work of architect Antoni Gaudi, built in the Catalan renaissance in the late nineteenth century.
La Pedrera is one of the most famous works of Antoni Gaudi. Located on the corner of Passeig de Gràcia and Provençal, La Pedrera features a limestone facade, overlooking a picturesque cobblestone courtyard. This is also the reason why this place was named La Pedrera (meaning quarry) during the construction. Later, the name La Pedrera became more widely known than its original name.
Casa Mila is the reflection of a wealthy life. Originally, it was built as a vast private residence for Roser Segimón and her husband Pere Milà. Roser Segimon was a wealthy widow of Josep Guardiola, owning a huge amount of assets. Visiting Casa Mila gives you a journey to the past and experience the inner design of the rich through apartments and rooms. With a view ahead of the time, Gaudi designed the Casa Mila into a building with the design of the door frames and dome in different shapes to create around design overall.
La Pedrera consists of a stone wall outside, two small painted courtyards, stone columns, suites and many large windows and balconies. Visitors do not have an uncomfortable feeling of cement and iron in this ten-storey building thanks to the tectonic crests that lie hidden in the clouds, undulating like waves.
Bringing a unique and creative architecture, Casa Mila was not accepted as an architectural artwork at the time it was launched. Instead, the building was mocked due to the breakthrough and the strange.
Casa Mila underwent a poor state in the early 1980's. It was painted in brown and many of the interiors were deserted, dull and old. Nevertheless, after the restoration process, the color of the building was gradually restored similarly to the original.
Nowadays, La Pedrera is a cultural center, the reference point of Barcelona due to the large volume of activities held here. Variety of exhibits and other public events taking place in this building. In 1984, it was designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. For information and ticket, please visit the official website.