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“Woderful Achitectural Visit”
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La Pedrera
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Gaudí’s La Pedrera at Night: A Behind-Closed-Doors Tour in Barcelona
Ranked #12 of 732 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a most unusual building, constructed between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. Today 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. A visit to La Pedrera, landmark building and container, gives us a better understanding and appreciation of architecture and transports us to the period when Antoni Gaudí lived.
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had no intention of visiting, but Gaudi's Caso Batlo down the street was closed for the day, so we walked back and stood in line for a good 45 minutes to enter. If you plan on touring, buy tickets online as those with tickets were allowed inside immediately. One good thing about the line is they wait for people to exit, insuring you will not be overcrowded inside. We went straight to the roof since it was cloudy and a sigh stated they would close the roof without refund if it rained. It was amazing, but I did resent crowds of young adults that seemed to camp out in areas while playing video games. It seemed as though they had camped there all day. It ruined picture opportunities and though there were staff in place throughout, they did nothing to move these kids along. Keep in mind there was a long line of people waiting to get in. The views from the roof were amazing of the city and the cooling breeze was welcome. Next was the attic. More of a museum and the building features were amazing. You could spend a lot of time there, reading and watching film footage of Gaudi.
Next was the furnished apartment to visit. It was a great building, but the entrance fee was high in my opinion at 16 euro without headset. Though I did spend money is worse ways while in Europe. Like 6.50 euro to enter a museum only to use the bathroom.
Casa Milla is easy to find from the metro or HOHO bus, and in an area you will want to spend some time walking around.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very cool building. Great roof. We arrived around 6 PM, and so had no lineup. Gaudi was clearly ahead of his time. Totally recommend.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The view from the top is amazing - go on a clear day and one can see for a long distance. It's a bit pricy but worth a one time visit.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Barcelona is a Moderniste/Gaudi treasure trove. This was our first Gaudi stop. We had not bought tickets on-line but were able to enter without too long a wait. We loved the roof top. Magnificent views and chimney sculptures. The brick attic with the arches has photos of other Gaudi buildings. The apartment on the tour is interesting, fully furnished with period pieces to look as it might have done back in the day.

Thank Beth T
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We went here after going to Casa Batllo. While this place is impressive, it's not really comparable to Batllo. The outside is pretty great, the roof is also great, as are the courtyards. Inside they have a fully furnished apartment, which is alright, but it seemed almost unspectacular. It looked normal, like any rich family's apartment would have looked during that period...

It's probably better to go here first.

Thank Eddy S
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