Casa Mila

Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera or "The stone quarry", a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last private residence designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and was built between 1906 and 1912.

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Casa Mila: Tours & Tickets

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When to visit?

Casa Milà’s opening times are 9:00AM to 8:00PM daily from March 1st to November 3rd, and 9:00AM to 6.30PM the rest of the year (closed December 25th and January 13th to 19th). La Predrera is also worth seeing at night, though. The rooftop bar is open until midnight throughout the summer months, and there are also occasional nighttime tours and exhibitions worth keeping an eye out for.

Booking tickets

Book tickets in advance to beat the queues, especially during peak season. Standard tickets cost upwards of €20 (audio guide included), with some special exhibitions costing more. Note that concessions are incredibly generous so bring anything that might qualify you! Children under six can go for free.

How to get there?

Casa Milà can be accessed by buses 7,16,17, 22, 24 and V17, or by taking the Metro lines 3 or 5 to the station Diagonal.

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When should I visit?

March 1st to November 3rd, 9:00AM to 8:00PM, 9:00AM to 6:30PM the rest of the year.

How to get there

Take the 7, 16, 17, 22, 24 or V17 bus or Metro line 3 or 5 to the Diagonal station.

Is it expensive?

Ticket prices start at €20, audio guide included.

Will I need a guide?

La Pedrera offers group tours in several languages, or check out our best-selling tours.

What people are saying about Casa Mila

★★★★★ The routes went everywhere we wanted to go

2 routes. Every attraction was available on this service, plus Camp Nou - a real bonus. Much cheaper than a cab and to far to walk. Perfect.

★★★★★ Beautiful and breathtaking place to visit!

The layout was great and incredibly interesting. One note is that there were too many people visiting that day. Add to that the noisy school groups it was difficult for all 5 of us. Overall the group of 5 using a 5-star rating gave Casa Mila a 4.2 I would reccomend this location to anyone visiting Barcelona.

★★★★★ A fantastic way to check out the city sites!

It was a lovely day to see the sites and amazing buildings of Barcelona. Also having the opportunity to get on and off to visit the parks then enjoy ice creams along the way made our day more enjoyable. I would recommend everyone does this when visiting this beautiful city.

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