Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ meaning the ‘The Quarry’ is a modernist building located at 92, Passeige de Gràcia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil building designed by catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and it was built between the years 1906 and 1910. It is located at the corner of Carrer de Provença, in the Eixample disctrict.
Architecturally it is considered an innovative work for having a structure of columns and floors free of load bearing walls. Similarly, the front – which is made of stone – is also self-supporting, ie, not loads of floors. Casa Milà is the result of two buildings, which are structured around two courtyards that provide light to the nine levels: basement, ground floor, mezzanine, main (or noble) floor, four upper floors, and an attic. Another innovative element was the construction of the underground garage. In 1984 it was inscribed to UNESCO World Heritage List, for its exceptional universal value.
Nowadays it is the headquarters of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and houses a cultural centre that is a reference point in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses it contains. “La Pedrera” has a catalogue of top level art exhibitions and events all year round, as well as a programme of shows, lecture seasons and debates that set the tone for a dynamic, changing society.
You can visit la Pedrera from Monday to sunday. It is located located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Audio guides are availabe in 10 languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Galician, Basque) and also for children from six to twelve and a descriptive and orientative version for the blind and transcriptions for the deaf or hard of hearing.
In order to get there you can take public transport:
buses: lines 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17.
Metro: lines 3 and 5, Diagonal stop.
For further information you can visit the following website: