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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

Great way to see as many of the highlights

It was a fun way to see the city. The bus was in good condition and even on the weekend the bus wasn't too crowded. Staff is nice and there's always someone available. Too bad we could barely use it on Sunday, since the protesters were blocking a few stops.

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Tamara, 10/09/2017

Great way To have an overview of the City!

Easy to find, easy to board and get off. An ideal way to have a good overview of the City! Great way to start your visit!

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Lyse, 10/01/2017

Best way for an overall view of Barcelona.

This was a wonderful way to see the city. We got off at major sights to take pictures before the crowds and even had an awesome seafood lunch overseeing the beach. Very professional service. Highly reccomend it.

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/23/2017

Great way to see the sights of Barcelona

It was easy to get on the first bus with the voucher. The two routes covered most of the most popular tourist areas. We used the red and green routes and were satisfied with the information given and the places we saw.

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Valerie, 08/27/2017

Interesting building to see - nice to skip the line

Buying a ticket in advance really helps. The queue to buy a ticket was very long (aug 2017). The Casa Mila has only one apartment one can visit plus you can see an exhibition over Gaudi in the attic. The roof top is however open for visits and it is a thrilling walk, up and down. Nothing for people that are scared of hights though.

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