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5 architectural facts about the Casa Milà

Designed for the wealthy businessman Pere Milà, Antoni Gaudí's modernist oddity in the center of Barcelona has become one of the city's most famous buildings. Rich with phantasmagorical features to explore, here are five interesting tidbits to start your tour!

Its nickname means "The Quarry"

Casa Milà's nickname – La Pedrera – arose from its similarity to a single limestone precipice. A controversial building in its time, the term wasn't always used so affectionately!

It was intended to be religiously symbolic

The design was heavily inspired by Gaudí's Catholic faith. He almost walked off the project when a planned statuary of the Virgin Mary was blocked by local building codes!

Visitors can see the Sagrada Família from the roof

The rooftop terrace offers spectacular views over Barcelona and Gaudí's famous as-yet-unfinished Sagrada Familia. In summer, an open-air bar provides drinks and live music too!

Even the air-conditioning is worth seeing!

The roof terrace offers plenty more to quell your curiosity than the views alone. The Medieval knights among its surreal sculptures keep cool air flowing through the building.

Elevator access is limited for the best reason

Gaudí wanted the building's residents to know each other. Elevators serve just every second floor, encouraging friendly encounters in the stairwells and landing!

Casa Mila: Our Tips

When to visit?

Casa Milà's opening times are 9:00AM to 8:00PM daily from March 1st to November 3rd, and 9:00AM to 6.30PM the rest of the year (closed December 25th and January 13th to 19th). La Predrera is also worth seeing at night, though. The rooftop bar is open until midnight throughout the summer months, and there are also occasional nighttime tours and exhibitions worth keeping an eye out for.

Booking tickets

Book tickets in advance to beat the queues, especially during peak season. Standard tickets cost upwards of €20 (audio guide included), with some special exhibitions costing more. Note that concessions are incredibly generous so bring anything that might qualify you! Children under six can go for free.

How to get there?

Casa Milà can be accessed by buses 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17, or by taking the Metro lines 3 or 5 to the station Diagonal.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    March 1st to November 3rd, 9:00AM to 8:00PM, 9:00AM to 6:30PM the rest of the year.
  • What is the price?
    Ticket prices start at €20, audio guide included.
  • Will I need a guide?
    La Pedrera offers group tours in several languages, or check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Take the 7, 16, 17, 22, 24 or V17 bus or Metro line 3 or 5 to the Diagonal station.
  • Additional tips
    • Tickets can be printed in advance or validated on your smartphone!
    • Between 9:00AM and 10:00AM and after 4:00PM there are fewer crowds.

What People Are Saying About Casa Mila

The buses were frequent and the staff extra friendly

The buses were frequent and the staff extra friendly. I took the same tour in London and this was by far better!

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Jennifer, 06/17/2017

Sensational trip good value for money. 1 to tick off the bucket list.

Amazing trip. Unfortunately the cabriolet mini was not available but as it was bit of gloomy day it was probably for the better. Picked this trip as there is not much walking involved. The helicopter ride is amazing and really do recomend doing it well worth the money. You will have a small walk through the museum and got to a bar Down la rambla and then off on the boat. It was a great experience you will not being disappointed

Excellent way to get a flavour of this vast city

and then plan what you want to stop and see in more detail. Plenty of buses operating so easy to get on and off at will. Useful commentary in choice of language, bit too much unnecessary music too loud on some of the audio tape, I would rather have had silence in between information bites, personally.

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Roger, 05/20/2017

Very straightforward and easy way to experience the Gaudi property.

The skip the line audio tour was the perfect way to visit Casa Mila at your own pace. You select your language preference and it provides an opportunity to pause, rewind and review any item you might miss during a live guided tour. Purchasing online is easy and the wait line was much shorter than queuing for ticket purchase on site; plus by the time you wait to buy tickets on site, there is a real chance that they will be sold out. I highly recommend purchasing through Get Your Guide to secure a tour spot and time. Be sure to confirm with uniformed staff the appropriate waiting line upon arrival to Casa Mila.

Easy to use and the best way to see a lot in a limited amount of time.

Some confusion at the beginning as there are two different buses marketed by Get Your Guide, but they both run often and catching the right bus is not a problem. Bus stops are clearly marked, the earpiece commentary is available in many languages and sound quality was clear. Be sure to dress for the weather - layers are good - and probably best to do your research about the stops on each route so you know where you want to get off and how much time to spend so your day is most efficient.

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/26/2017

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