La Casa Milà

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Considered by many as the most iconic work of Antonio Gaudí, “La Pedrera” (or Casa Milà) consists of two blocks of apartments.

With a façade that it is, in fact, a curtain wall made of more than 6.000 blocks of limestone from the Garraf, stone from Vilafranca del Penedès and limestone from Ulldecona, all connected to the main structure through metal.

The modernist structure was built between 1906 and 1912, commissioned to Gaudi by Pere Milà and Roser Segimon. The couple had bought a detached house with a garden in the most important Barcelona’s Boulevard at the time, Passeig de Gràcia.

The construction was not peaceful, it was surrounded by controversy, mockery and even a lawsuit against Gaudí.

One of its most impressive features is the entrance doors.The irregular shapes in iron act like a grille and the middle can be opened to allow vehicles to pass through, while the sides open for people walking.

This conception of a modern life building can also be seen in the basement: Gaudí planned it as a garage for coaches and cars.

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Passeig de Gràcia, 92 08008

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