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La Pedrera - Casa Milà

General Information

Casa Milà is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Barcelona. It is situated in Eixample, and similar to many other buildings in that district, it was designed by Antoni Gaudí in modernist style. The house was finished in 1912 and it was Gaudi’s last project before the Sagrada Familia and his death.

It was built for the Mila family, actually it is the source of its name. Its nickname,“La Pedrera” comes from citizens of Barcelona because at the beginning they were not very enthusiastic about the unusual construction. The meaning of this name is “The Quarry”. Later, due to its extraordinary and colourful design, it has become one of the city’s icons. Nevertheless, it is still known by many people as “La Pedrera”.

Casa Milà is full of the characteristics of Gaudi’s style. This means – a lot of imagination and colour. The world’s famous architect usually used motifs related to the Catalan culture and to Christianity. At the same time, he was also strongly influenced by the nature. Like other works of Gaudí, Casa Milà is a brilliant combination of these themes. 

Similar to many other constructions in Eixample, Casa Milà has two inner courtyards. It has eight floors from which the first one served as the residence of the Mila family.

Today the building is open for tourists. There is a museum inside, where you can admire exhibitions related to Gaudi’s work and style. Moreover, you can enjoy some amusing small shows and can participate in Gaudi’s Pedrera: The Origins, which is an interesting night show (for additional information – Visit Casa Milà at night). It is worth to check the building’s roof, where you can see the whole Eixample from a bird’s eye view. The chimneys of the building are also very unique, they are similar to scary monsters. When Gaudi designed them, he was inspired by the gothic architecture.

Tips and Recommendations for Visiting Casa Milà


  • In Casa Milà you can join for a tour about Gaudi’s construction and about the structure of the house. The tour is not organised everyday, so it is recommended to visit the site and check when can you participate in a guided tour (for additional information – Attractions and Tours near La Pedrera – Casa Milà and Attractions and Tours in Barcelona).
  • Like other buildings designed by Gaudi, Casa Milà has a very unique and colourful design. Therefore, it is very recommended for families with kids. Additionally, there are organised special guided tours and an amusing night-show for them. Moreover, children under age of 7 are free of charge, children between the age 7-12 years are entitled for a discount. Please note that children under 12 years cannot enter the house without an adult (for additional information – Kids and Families in La Pedrera – Casa Milà, Kids and Families in Barcelona).
  • Casa Milà is accessible by wheelchair. Since the nearby metro station is not wheelchair friendly, it is recommended to arrive there by bus. Moreover, Casa Milà is recommended also for tourists who have problems with hearing or reading (for additional information – Accessibility in La Pedrera – Casa Milà and Accessibility in Barcelona).
  • There are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops in the area of Casa Milà, so after your visit you can enjoy a tasty meal in one of them. Recommended restaurants in the area: Taller the Tapas, Barcelona 2254 or Humus Barcelona (for additional information – Bars and Restaurants in Barcelona).

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Tips for Entering Casa Milà:

  • You do not need to print your tickets for Casa Milà, you can show it on your mobile phone at the entrance (for additional information – Casa Milà Electronic Tickets).
  • If you visit Casa Milà during winter you do not need to order your tickets in advance. However, during the summer there are usually long queues at the entrance, so it is recommended to buy your tickets in advance (for additional information – Casa Milà Tickets).
  • There is an audio guide included in the entrance ticket for Casa Milà (for additional information – Casa Milà Audio Guide).
  • If you would like to plan your visit in Casa Milà, you need to know that it will take approximately 60-90 minutes.

Tips for “when to visit” Casa Milà:

  • It is extremely recommended to visit Casa Milà at night because it is beautifully lit then. If you come with children you can also enter the building and participate in Gaudi’s Pedrera: The Origins, which is an interesting night show. Besides families, young tourists are also welcome to the site at night because after they admire Casa Milà they can enjoy the active nightlife of Eixample (for additional information – Visit Casa Milà at Night).
  • If you would like to enter Casa Milà during summer, it is recommended to arrive in the morning hours, between 9:00 am or 10:00 am, otherwise you may need to wait in a long queue (for additional information – Casa Milà Recommended Hours).
  • Casa Milà would be an ideal choice on a rainy winter day when you would like to find an attraction in a covered space.
  • If you visit this area during the evening it is highly recommended to try Gaudi’s Pedrera: The Origins – Night Show, which is located close by (for additional information – Visit Barcelona at Night).

Tips for Attractions near Casa Milà:

  • Since Casa Milà is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Barcelona, it is highly recommended to visit it. Nonetheless, you need to know that most of the tourists do not enter the building and admire it just from outside. If you are especially interested in Gaudi’s work you can buy the ticket and visit the house from inside, otherwise it is suggested to visit other, more attractive, sites instead of it; for example: Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia.
  • After you visit Casa Milà you can go for a shopping spree in Passeig de Gracia, which is the most famous shopping area of Barcelona. Casa Batlló is another great attraction near the building, so you must visit it too. It is also suggested to participate in an architectural tour or in a tour about Gaudi’s life and art (for additional information – Shopping in Barcelona and Attractions and Tours in Barcelona).

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Useful Information

Getting there

L3 (green), L5 (blue) – Diagonal station.


No. 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, V15, V17.


Car Parks: SABA Pau Claris  /  NN Valencia II /   SABA BAMSA Passeig de Gracia.


La Pedrera – Casa Milà
Provença, 261-265
08008 Barcelona

Opening Times

Mar. – Oct. : 09:00-20:30
Nov. – Feb. : 09:00-18:30
26th Dec. – 3rd Jan. : 09:00-20:30

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