The Milà house, also known as « La Pedrera » (the stone quarry), is a building designed by Antoni Gaudí between 1906 and 1912, which was declared UNESCO world heritage in 1984. This big petrified wave, which is the last work of Gaudí, is the nature turned into a building. All its movements are inspired by it. This work has a huge artistic strength and is extraordinary; it has nothing to do with the architecture of its time.
Pere Milà i Camps and Roser Segimon i Artells, a couple of the Catalan bourgeoisie, ordered it to Gaudí as a mansion. The couple enjoyed then a privileged situation, which might explain why they wanted to build a house with an innovative conception of luxury, in a modernist style. The Milà’s project was to build a big dimensions building, and, according to custom of that time, live in the first floor and rent the other ones. However, there were disagreements between the couple and Gaudí. When the artist died in 1926, Segimon got rid of a large part of the furniture and hid the other part, which wasn’t discovered until 1990, when the Caixa of Catalunya bought the house and restored it.
In the Milà house you will also find the only exhibition that is entirely dedicated to Gaudí’s life and work, with his creations, drawings, objects, photographs and videos.
How to get there :
Metro : L3 and 5, Diagonal.
Address : Provença, 261 – 265. 08008, Barcelona
Phone number : 902 202 138
Opening hours :
From Monday to Sunday, from 9 am. to 8:30 pm.
Adulte : 20,50 euros.
Student : 16,50 euros.
Children between 7 and 12 years old : 10,25 euros.
Audio guide included.