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La Pedrera (Milà House)

Casa Mila - La Pedrera was built between 1906 and 1912, when it was commissioned by Pere Milà to architect Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí designed a remarkable Modernist building arranged around two inner courtyards which provided light and ventilation to the homes. The interior and exterior of the building displays curved shapes that are reminiscent of ocean waves.

 

The façade is exposed stone, with the exception of the roof, which is covered with white tiles. The chimneys are in the form of warriors, some of them covered with pieces of broken bottles used as mosaic tiles.

 

The people of Barcelona nicknamed the building ‘La Pedrera’ (The Quarry), expressing their discontent that it did not follow the rules of conventional style.

 

The building was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.

 

Today, you can visit the attic, the roof, and one of the apartments dating from that period.



Address: Provença, 261 - 265

Buses: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28

Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, and L4) or Diagonal (L3 and L5)

Website: www.lapedrera.com

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    Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.

    If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.

     

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