Casa Milà—popularly known as La Pedrera—was Gaudí’s last civil work before he dedicated all of his time to La Sagrada Familia.
Originally a private residence, it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, cultural center (did someone say jazz?), and home to a few lucky (read: very wealthy) families. Above several multi-million-dollar apartments lies L’Espai Gaudí, a mini-museum that contains small-scale models of the architect’s most famous buildings and provides visitors with valuable insights into his life and creative process.
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Best things to see at Casa Milà
The guided tour also includes a journey through Casa Milà’s grand foyer and one of the apartments. In all honesty, though, the real magic of the building lives in its self-supporting, corrugated facade. Its undulating stones and iron balconies resemble a stone quarry, and together constitute a textbook example of Catalan modernism.
Casa Milà directions and parking
Best way to get to Casa Milà
The nearest metro stop is Diagonal, serviced by the green L3 line and L5 line. This stop is wheelchair accessible. You’ll find multiple bus stops near Casa Mila. The closest is La Pedrera on Carrera de Provença, serviced by buses BCTE and BCTO. The other stops are all very close to the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer del Roselló. Roselló stop is serviced by buses 22, 24, and N4. Diagonal stops are serviced by buses N4, N5, 7, 22, 24, and V15.
Best parking near Casa Milà
There are two close parking lots. The first is at the intersection of Carrer de Rosselló and Carrer de Pau Claris. The second is a parking garage called Saba Pau, located on Carrer de Pau Claris street.
Casa Milà FAQs
Do I need tickets? Where do I buy tickets?
We recommend purchasing online at La Pedrera’s website or showing up early to avoid waits and buying the tickets in person.
When should I visit?
If you like waking up early, 9AM will be the least crowded time to visit Casa Mila. If you are not an early bird, after 4PM will also be comfortable.
Is it accessible?
Besides the Roof-terrace, all parts are wheelchair accessible.