One of the most recognized monuments in Barcelona is Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, an amazing work by Barcelona’s most famous architect Antoni Gaudí. Completed in 1912, Casa Milà was designed to be a private residence and was commissioned by Pere Milà. It remained a home until the 1960s when the original owners died and the house was then parceled up. It then housed various businesses like a bingo hall, insurance company, and other offices. By 1984 it was decided that the house would be restored and was declared and UNESCO site and then opened its doors to visitors.
How can I buy tickets?
The fastest and easiest way to buy tickets to Casa Milà is online on the house’s website. There you can browse the different tour options and see pricing and scheduling information. This is the recommended option as it is quick and you are guaranteed a ticket, and you can skip the line and waiting at the ticket counter. This is also helpful if you are booking tickets for a group to make sure your party can be accommodated. If you prefer to buy your tickets in person at Casa Milà you certainly can, but keep in mind that the lines can be long if you choose this option.
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What is the schedule of La Pedrera?
La Pedrera is open every day of the week, so you have plenty of opportunities to see these architectural masterpiece. Doors open at 9 AM and stay open until 8:30 PM, during which La Pedrera closes for a brief break and then reopens for special nighttime visits from 9 PM until 11 PM. Whatever suits you best, day or night, La Pedrera has a very accommodating schedule for visitors.
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How to get there
La Pedrera is located on one of Barcelona’s most emblematic streets, Passeig de Gràcia. Located on the corner of Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer de Provença, not far from Gaudí’s other famous house, Casa Battló. La Pedrera is easily accessible by Metro as it is steps away from the Diagonal stop (lines 3 and 5). If you’re arriving by train, hop off at the Renfe stop on Passeig de Gràcia or the FGC stop Provença-La Pedrera. Lastly, you can get to La Pedrera by bus on lines 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, and V17. Now that you have all the information, book your trip and see this work of architecture for yourself!
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Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!