La PedreraLa Casa Milà, commonly known as «La Pedrera», is a peculiar building, erected between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), was declared as world patrimony by UNESCO in 1984.
At present, the building serves as the headquarters of the Fundación Catalunya-La Pedrera and hosts an important cultural centre, which serves as a reference in the city of Barcelona thanks to the set of activities it organises as well as thanks to various museum-like areas and public spaces it contains.
Visiting La Pedrera during the day will let you enjoy two different museum-like zones: el Espai Gaudí and El Piso de La Pedrera, which together with the courtyards – the Provenza one and the one in Paseo de Gracia – as well as la Sala de exposiciones (the Exhibition Hall) and la Azotea, make up the visit of the building. El Espai Gaudí, situated in the attic, offers a wide view on his masterpiece, showing through mockups, objects and audiovisual materials the most basic features of his way of understanding architecture as something very visual and empirical. The walk through the zone splits into seven rooms, each of them being dedicated entirelly to La Pedrera. El Piso de La Pedrera recreates the flat and the life of a bourgeois Barcelona family from the first half of the 20th century. It is also possible to visit the old residence of Milà, which hosts a temporary exhibition hall (Sala de exposiciones), whenever there actually is an exhibition.