Casa Mila
La Pedrera • Barcelona

From: Barcelona Travel Guide

See also: Guell PavilionsGuell ParkSagrada FamiliaCasa Batllo

Casa Mila
This remarkable five story building has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO and features a bold facade and interior with architecture including curving walls and balconies and staircases with wrought iron decoration.

The Casa Mila was designed by well known architect Antonio Gaudi and completed around 1912, the building was commissioned by Roser Segimon and Pere Mila and was originally planned to be a spiritual building with many religious symbols planned for the structure such as statues of Mary and the archangels St Gabriel and St. Michael, these were however not included by the owners in the final design a decision which led to Gaudi almost abandoning the whole project.

Now the Casa Mila is owned by CatalunyaCaixa and is open to the public offering exhibitions on the first floor which although being remodelled after Gaudi died still features many elements of Gaudi's original design such as the stone columns and wall murals.

Other areas of the famous interior include the roof which features sculpted chimneys and skylights, the attic and an apartment which has been recreated with furniture, textiles, works of art and other decorative features to give an idea of what the apartment would have looked like.

The Casa Mila also has plenty of other activities going on such as lectures and concerts and there is also a book and gift shop on site which has plenty of literature about Gaudi and this unique landmark building.

The Casa Mila is located along Passeig de Gracia in the Eixample district of the city about 400 meters away from the Casa Batllo.

Travel Guide
The nearest subway station is Diagonal (L3) which is about 50 meters away from the entrance and there are also plenty of busses going to the Passeig de Gracia-Rossello (22, 24, 28 and N4) and Passeig de Grassia - Mallorca (7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, N4 and N8).