La Pedrera/Casa Mila was originally commissioned by the wealthy, Pere Milà which hired Gaudí to build their family home - therefore the name, Casa Mila but due to the building's rough outward appearance it got quickly the nickname La Pedrera which means quarry. Casa Mila was built as two blocks linked by the two interior courtyards and even today there are parts of the building used as a private residential. The main floor which served as residence of the Milas (1.323 m2) and the rest distributed 20 apartments some of these as mentioned still in use. The basement served as garage and the attic was laundry room and at the top the beautiful rooftop terrace. Book your ticket now and skip the line.
Area: La Pedrera is located on Passeig de Gràcia which is one of the most beautiful avenues in Barcelona; a street with a lot of restaurants and shops with a majority of designer shops. In addition, little further down the avenue you may find another masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí, namely Caso Battlo.
If you want to experience La Pedrera - Casa Mila at night you can read more about a spectacular night time experience here La Pedrera The Origins
Enjoy your visit to La Pedrera/ Casa Mila