Someone once asked me, if I had a chance to meet anyone who’s not in this world anymore, who would that be? I think I’d like to meet Antoni Gaudi. His understanding of architecture was more like art, inspired by nature and geometry, clearly evidential in his work.
Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera is a fascinating piece of architectural art, that sparks inspiration and absolute respect for the author’s vision and bravery.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the masterpiece comprises of two apartment blocks, linked by inner courtyards and a common façade. At the age of 54, this was Gaudi’s last civil work. As you walk into the building, you appear in the spectacular courtyard, with colours adorning the ceilings and walls.
Starting at the eighth floor of the building you are welcomed in the attic of La Pedrera – one of the gems of Gaudi’s architectural creations. Formed by beautiful 270 catenary brick arches, it houses the only exhibition dedicated to Gaudi’s life and work.
I’ve been wanting to visit this roof terrace for a long time. As I was walking on the unusual and dynamic roof, I was inhaling the atmosphere and admiring every single detail and every single element laid out over the area.
Torre Agbar skyscraper and Sagrada Familia in the distance.
A few floors down we discovered The Pedrera Apartment – recreated home and lifestyle of a bourgeois family in Barcelona in the early 20th century.
You can also visit La Pedrera and explore the building at nightfall. I imagine it to be spectacular, but for me it will have to be during my next visit.