LA PEDRERA / CASA MILA: One of the master piece of Gaudí

La Pedrera by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

La Pedrera by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

At the turn of the 20th century, the district of the Eixample, which includes Passeig de Gràcia and its surrounds, became the focal point of Barcelona’s expansion and supplanted the bourgeois residential area of Ciutat Vella.

The industrialist Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon commissioned Gaudí to build an apartment house on the boundary separating Barcelona from the former town of Gràcia, with aim of turning the main floor into a family residence and leasing out the rest of the dwellings.

Gaudí built 2 blocks of flats, with separate entrances, arranged around 2 large interlinked patios, which facilitate the entry of light to all the dwellings, with a single undulating freestanding façade whose sinuous rhythms are echoed inside well. In addition, rather than the traditional weight-bearing walls, the building relies on a structure of pillars which allows for an open floor structure with large openings in the façade. The highly innovative construction and ornamental methods marked a departure from the traditional architectural design of the day.

The Casa Milà is popularly known as “La Pedrera” (the stone quarry) in allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry.

La Casa Milà is located at Passeig de Gràcia street, number 261
It’s open from Monday to Sunday
from Nov-Feb: 09:00 to 18:30hs
from Mar-Oct: 09:00 to 20:00hs

Our Casa Maca Guest House is located at just 3 blocks from there, in a beautiful modernistic apartment. Take the advantage of our location!

Find this and more information in cxlapedrera.com

About bedandbreakfastinbarcelona

ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA CITY CENTER, SPAIN Our Bed and Breakfasts are situated in the best area of the amazing city of Barcelona, close to most of the important touristic attractions. We aim to give you a relaxed stay in one of our Guest Houses by providing comfortable accommodation at an affordable price and cordial service. You'll find our Bed and Breakfasts in beautiful buildings of the Catalan modernistic style. Their beautiful interiors contribute to the warm and charming stay at our Bed and Breakfast, just what you need after a busy day of sightseeing. Each morning you will enjoy our delicious self-service breakfast buffet that will get you ready for a day full of activities. Whatever your purpose is to visit Barcelona, we will do our best to make your stay a pleasant one!
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