If you are visiting Barcelona, then you must visit either of Casa Mila or Casa Batllo. The Reus born Antoni Gaudi, son of a craftsman and one of the forefront sons of Catalonia created some of the most important buildings of the Catalan Modernisme movement. CASA Mila and CASA Batllo happened to be some of these buildings created from the imaginative mind of Gaudi in the 18th century. In designing Casa Batllo, Gaudi tries to depict the saving act of St. George, the saint who defended the Catalonia village by killing the dragon that terrorizes the people with a lance shaped cross. Gaudi made the Casa Mila look like a sculptured piece of rock, hence the name La Pedrera, meaning “the Quarry house”. It was built for Pere Mila and his wife, Roser Regimon who wanted a house like no other. It was completed and they packed in the year 1911.
This local name means house of bones. The house is covered in mosaic and was completed in 1906. It takes at least 1 hour to tour the whole building which showcases most of Gaudi’s work on the inside. The Casa Batllo is opened 9am to 9pm everyday of the year to visitors from around the world. More information can be found here Casa Batllo
Other attractions in and around Casa Batllo:
A Gaudi Walking Tour
Plaza de Cataluña
Shop on Passeig de Gracia
· Fuente Monumental del Paseo de Gracia
Standard Admission (Blue) : €24.50
Skip the line Admission (Silver): €30.50
VIP Admission (Gold) : €34.50
NOTE: There is a €3 off the price of each ticket for senior citizens, students and children.
Is a Modernisme building that resembles a giant rock and was completed in the year 1911. Touring all of CASA Mila takes around one and a half hours. The building hosts temporary exhibitions on the first floor and make sure you get to the roof to view the city of Barcelona in its glory. Learn more about by clicking Casa Mila.
Other attractions in and around Casa Mila include:
Walking Tour of Ila de la Discordia
Drink in the Eixample District