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Last updated: 06 February, 2024
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Officially known as Casa Mila, but immediately dubbed La Pedrera, ‘the stone quarry’ by critics, this extraordinary apartment block was Gaudi’s last building before he devoted the rest of his life to the Sagrada Familia.

It’s hard to imagine a more spectacular swan song, with a façade inspired by a sea cliff, complete with fantastical forged iron balconies resembling seaweed. The famous stepped roof features twenty-eight colourful chimneys – known as espanta bruixes (witch-scarers).

It marked the culmination of his experimentation with natural forms, and it’s been called the precursor of Surrealism, Expressionism and Cubism.

One of the original apartments, with no right angles anywhere and where Gaudi designed every single detail down to the doorknobs, is part of the visit.

Logistics

Price from: £25
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

La Pedrera is a minute’s walk from the Diagonal metro. Book timed tickets online to avoid the lines and save money. There are a variety of tours on offer, all include either an audio guide or a small group guided tour.

When to do it

La Pedrera is open year round from Friday to Sunday (although that may change). Try to avoid rainy days when the roof will be closed. In summer, book one of the evening tours if possible, when it’s cooler and less crowded, and the views over Barcelona by night are lovely.

Who to go with: organised tours

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La Pedrera-Casa Mila Admission Ticket with Audioguide

Barcelona

La Pedrera-Casa Mila Admission Ticket with Audioguide
Explore La Pedrera — otherwise known as Casa Milà — one of Gaudi’s most iconic Barcelona buildings, on this 1.5-hour audio tour. Walk through the entrance and view the interior of this early 20th-century masterpiece at leisure, as an audio guide chronicles the architect’s vision and building’s construction. View the spiraling chimneys of the Warrior Rooftop and enjoy the best panoramic views of Barcelona; learn about Gaudi’s life at the Gaudi Space in the amazing Whale Attic; see a recreated Gaudi-designed apartment; visit the courtyards, a true spectacle of light, shapes and colours. Did you know that Casa Milà is also a Foundation? Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation serves society to build a better and fairer future within a framework of direct quality, excellence and innovation.

Price: €28

Min age: 13

Rating 4.52 / 5 [747 ratings]

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Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

Barcelona

Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
See Barcelona with lots of fun and little effort on this 3,5 hours electric bike tour, led by an expert local guide. The easy-to-use bikes are fitted with electric motors that start as soon as you pedal, meaning you’ll see all the city sights without getting out of breath! Choose from two different itineraries taking place at different times of the day, see top attractions like La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, gothic quarter or la barceloneta and learn about Barcelona’s culture from a guide. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of Barcelona with personalized attention from a guide.

Price: €40

Min age: 1

Rating 4.89 / 5 [569 ratings]

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Barcelona Highlights + Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La Pedrera

Barcelona

Barcelona Highlights + Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La Pedrera
On this sightseeing tour, you will explore the best that this city has to offer - discover the rich history that spans thousands of years, get acquainted with the most iconic buildings and sites of the city and soak in the breathtaking views from atop Montjuic and Tibidabo. Your guided tour gives you skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and La Pedrera and includes guided visits to the Gothic Quarter and Montjuic. This tour will take you to the must-see attractions of the city and is a great introduction for first-time visitors. Head straight through the entrance at La Sagrada Familia, one of the city's most fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites. Continue on to Park Guell, the famous city gardens and visit La Pedrera, the zenith of Gaudi’s work. Enjoy personalized attention, with no more than 15 people per group, from a professional and friendly guide who will explain to you the history of the city and how Antoni Gaudi left his mark on it.

Price: €248

Min age: 0

Rating 4.95 / 5 [101 ratings]

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Barcelona Highlights + Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Milà

Barcelona

Barcelona Highlights + Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Milà
On this sightseeing tour, you will explore the best that this city has to offer - discover the rich history that spans thousands of years, get acquainted with the most iconic buildings and sites of the city and soak in the breathtaking views from atop Montjuic and Tibidabo. Your guided tour gives you skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and La Pedrera and includes guided visits to the Gothic Quarter and Montjuic. This tour will take you to the must-see attractions of the city and is a great introduction for first-time visitors. Head straight through the entrance at La Sagrada Familia, one of the city's most fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites. Continue on to Park Guell, the famous city gardens and visit La Pedrera, the zenith of Gaudi’s work. Enjoy personalized attention, with no more than 15 people per group, from a professional and friendly guide who will explain to you the history of the city and how Antoni Gaudi left his mark on it.

Price: €248

Min age: 0

Rating 4.90 / 5 [99 ratings]

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Barcelona Gaudí Segway Tour

Barcelona

Barcelona Gaudí Segway Tour
This 150 minute Segway Tour takes you along the districts of Eixample and Gràcia including the Sagrada Familia and other Barcelona top sights. You will visit such great spots such as the famous boulevard of Passeig de Gracia that host some of Gaudí's most well known works, and the enchanting neighborhood of Gràcia.

Price: €59

Min age: 16

Rating 4.89 / 5 [47 ratings]

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Barcelona

Catalonia, Spain

Close up of the spires of La Sagrada Familia

Spain’s cultural heart has unforgettable architecture, a pioneering arts scene, creative cuisine and nightlife that buzzes till dawn.