Instantly recognizable by its stunning, uniquely shaped chimneys, you must set aside time to see this wonderful building in Gaudi's Barcelona. Make sure to go in, it's worth it.

Know Before You Go

Book online to avoid the lines, and consider paying for premium (instant, anytime) access for an extra 7 euro.
Be sure to tour the roof terrace, and stay for the lights if possible.
People still actually live in the apartments.
Do not miss the attic ceiling supported by over two hundred brick arches.

"The Quarry"

Built between 1905 and 1910, La Pedrera or "The Quarry" was formerly called Casa Mila. Nicknamed La Pedrera because of its uneven grey stone facade that evokes the movement of the sea, Gaudi set out with the goal to top anything else done in the L’Eixample neighborhood.

Head to the Roof

In addition to the stone facade, the exterior also boasts rooftop access with gorgeous views of the district including La Sagrada Familia in the distance, as well as uniquely shaped chimneys and air vents. The interior provides a glimpse into the life of a noble during the early 20th century. Offered are daytime or nighttime admission, which includes an audio tour of one of Gaudi’s finest achievements.

Should I buy Premium Tickets?

Premium tickets allow you to enter when you wish, and immediately, instead of waiting for the appointed time on your ticket or waiting in any lines. It includes the audio guide. Premium entry takes you straight to the attic in an elevator via the motor-lobby. Buy a Premium ticket, the extra 7 euro is worth it.

The Attic

The attic itself is a work of art with its brick lined arches which undulate in the same design language as the rest of the building. There are also interesting exhibits here which explain the design of the building and Gaudi's approach to architecture, his style and his innovations over the course of his life.

What about the Day and Night Ticket?

There is also a more expensive option to buy the combined Day and Night ticket which allows entry into an audiovisual show after dark, themed on The Origins of Life. This is a good way to see the roof by night; photography enthusiasts like this opportunity to photograph the chimneys and building bathed in lights.

Key Highlights

Another one of Gaudi’s masterpieces, La Pedrera, formerly Casa Mila, beautifully evokes the sea’s movement with an uneven grey stone facade that reminds one of an open quarry.

It boasts gorgeous rooftop views of the L’Eixample district and beyond, as well as a glimpse into the life of Spanish nobility during the early 20th century. The chimneys on the roof are stunning, and are viewed by many to be a standalone attraction by themselves.

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Map : Casa Mila - La Pedrera

Other Barcelona Top 10 Attractions Near Casa Mila - La Pedrera are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Casa Batllo0.5 Km
La Sagrada Familia1.4 Km
Mercat de la Boqueria1.7 Km
Museo Picasso1.9 Km
Gothic Quarter2 Km
Parc Guell2.3 Km
Barceloneta Beach2.8 Km
Font Magica2.8 Km
MNAC Barcelona3.1 Km
Camp Nou Stadium and Museum3.7 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

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