La Pedrera or Casa Milà: a grandiose testimony to Gaudí’s genius

With its unusual curved facade, its extraordinary terrace and the Gaudí museum inside, la Pedrera is a must-see in Barcelona!


metro: Diagonal (L3 L5)
Provença 261


From 1st of March to 4th November 9am to 8pm
From 5th November to 28th February 9am to 6:30pm

How much?

around 21 euros


for its incredible view
for its originality


+34 902 202 138

The curved walls and the bizarre shapes of the cast iron balconies of the Pedrera surprise and fascinate people every day, so go along and feast your eyes!

La Pedrera, built between 1906 and 1912 has been open to the public since 1996 and has been classed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1984.

Casa Milà, if we use its real name, is nicknamed “la Pedrera” because of the use of stone blocks in the façade, pedrera meaning quarry in Catalan.

Architectural prowess

To make la Pedrera curved, Gaudí had the ingenious idea of weighing the building with a series of columns and beams, rather than with the external walls, leaving them free to take the serpentine shape that the architect wanted.

la pedrera

The terrace at la Pedrera or casa Milà

Colours and view

The terrace is without doubt the most impressive part of the building. Its amber colour contrasts with the magnificent blue of the Barcelona sky and the view of the city is breathtaking!

Roof terrace La Pedrera

Unreal visions

The terrace is strewn with impressive staircases and chimneys: mushrooms, meringues, or knights? Let your imagination run wild!

Chimneys La Pedrera

Just as every distinguished man wore a hat at the beginning of the 20th Century, Gaudí imagined that buildings should have a considered and elegant roof. Without any doubt, he managed this with some success!

Gaudí space

The Gaudí space, arranged in the loft formed by the large stone arch, gives a general view of Gaudí’s works and his method.

Model La Pedrera

Various plans, models and videos explain the works of la Pedrera as well as the Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Colonia Güell and Casa Batlló. Furniture designs are also exhibited. They are the same ones as at Casa Batlló.

The Casa Milà- Pedrera apartment

The visit winds up in a 4th floor apartment in the Pedrera, containing period furniture.

Interior La Pedrera

Our advice for visiting la Pedrera

  • To avoid the crowds, arrive around 9am.
  • Buy your queue-cutting tickets here.
  • Visit la Pedrera at the beginning of your stay in Barcelona. As the Gaudí space offers an abundance of information on the architect’s works, it will help you see his other works with a more informed view.

Useful information

Types of visit

  • Standard.
  • Gaudí’s Pedrera-The Origins (both tour and show). After dark, various projections are shown throughout the Pedrera (available in English and Spanish)
    • Nits d’Estiu: a jazz concert on the Pedrera terrace takes place in the evenings from June to September.

    Terrace La Pedrera


    • Day visit: 20.50 euros standard price 16.50 euros for students or people with reduced mobility, 10.25 euros for children from 7 to 12, free for under 7s.
    • Very interesting audio guide is included in the price. There are two versions, one is 40 minutes and the other is 75 minutes.
    • Gaudí’s Pedrera-The Origins: 34 euros for adults, 17 euros for children from 7 to 12, free for under 7s (glass of Cava included).
    • Nits d’Estiu: around 30 euros.

    Opening times

    Daily visit times:

    • Every day from 9am to 8:30pm (last entry is at 8pm)
    • 1st of January: 11am to 8:30pm (last entry at 8pm)

    La Pedrera night

    Gaudí’s Pedrera-The Origins:

    • From 4th January to 2nd March: Monday to Sunday 7pm to 9pm
    • From 3rd March to 1st November: Monday to Sunday from 9pm
    • From 1st November to 24th December: Monday to Sunday 7pm to 9pm.
    • From 26th December to 3rd January: Monday to Sunday 9pm to 11pm.

    Nits d’Estiu:

    • End of June to beginning of September, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
    • Doors open at 9:45pm, concert from 10:30 to 11:45


    • Accessible to people with reduced mobility
    • Bus: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24 and 28.
    • Metro Diagonal: lines 3 and 5

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    Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?