It feels like months ago I was exploring Barcelona, not two weeks ago. Maybe it’s the new school term, or the autumn fashion in the shops, or possibly the darker, colder mornings, but it definitely feels a long time ago since I was wandering around exploring all things Gaudi in 34-degree sunshine. I never actually planned on Visiting Casa Mila, but it turned out to be the highlight of the trip.
Casa Mila, or ‘La Pedrera’, is one of Gaudi’s most celebrated designs – topped with chimneys shaped like helmeted warriors, you can’t miss this incredible piece of architecture out of your Barcelona itinerary. The building has no straight edges – even the wrought iron balconies are fashioned like foliage.
After you have explored the outdoor space and marvelled at the views, head inside to see a great exhibition showing examples of Gaudi’s work from across Spain, alongside explanations of his theories and techniques.
As you head down another level you come across rooms which are set out how a family used to live in the early 20th Century. Apparently, people still live in the apartments above!
The entrance fee is approximately £25, which at first seems quite expensive but I think it was well worth it. It was the end of August when we visited, at around 2pm, and it wasn’t overly crowded. As you can see I managed to take a few photos with no other tourists in, so I was super happy about that.
Have you visited Casa Mila? Any other spots in Barcelona you’d recommend?