La Pedrera, also known as Casa Milà, is a building designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. The building was constructed between 1906 and 1912 for the wealthy Milà family, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The building is a masterpiece of Gaudí’s signature style of Catalan Modernism, and it is considered to be one of his most innovative works. The façade of the building is made of undulating stone, resembling a wave, and features wrought-iron balconies in the shape of seaweed.
The most notable feature of La Pedrera is the roof terrace, which is adorned with an array of chimney stacks, ventilation towers, and sculptures that resemble soldiers. Visitors can take a guided tour of the rooftop, which offers stunning views of the city and an up-close look at Gaudí’s unique architectural style.
Inside the building, visitors can see the restored apartments of the Milà family, which feature an eclectic mix of styles and design elements. The most impressive feature of the interior is the central light well, which was designed to provide natural light to every room in the building.
In addition to the restored apartments, the building also houses an exhibition space that explores the life and work of Antoni Gaudí. The space features interactive exhibits and multimedia installations that offer a deeper understanding of Gaudí’s unique vision and approach to architecture.
Do I need to buy tickets in advance in order to visit the building?
No, it is not essential, but it is advisable as you avoid waiting in possible queues or at the ticket office, as well as handling fees. You can buy admission tickets to La Pedrera online through our official website.
Is there a student discount?
Yes, students on regulated courses have discount (by presenting a valid student’s card, including an international card, or confirmation of enrolment). The price is €19 There are also discounts for people with disabilities (by presenting a card accrediting this); people over the age of 65 and people who live in Catalonia. Find out more about discounts on admission tickets to La Pedrera here.
What are the conditions for qualifying for a concession rate or free admission on the grounds of disability?
If your level of disability is more than 33%, you are entitled to a reduced admission rate of €19 for La Pedrera Essential, the day visit (online purchases). If your disability level is equal to or exceeds 65% or you credit the need of a companion, there is no charge for this companion’s admission. This free admission can be collected at the ticket offices once documentation certifying your level of disability has been presented
What proof that I reside in Catalonia is required?
To benefit from the special admission rates for residents in Catalonia, you must submit a valid national identity document (DNI or NIE) at the ticket offices to demonstrate that your address is in Catalonia. If your current address does not appear on your identity document, you must also present a bill or certificate accrediting your home address.
I am a member of ICOM. Can I enter the building free of charge?
Yes, by showing valid accreditation at the La Pedrera ticket offices.
I have purchased an admission ticket on the La Pedrera website. Can I enter without queueing?
Yes. If you purchased your admission ticket to visit La Pedrera via our official website you can enter immediately without queuing. In addition, your ticket will be cheaper than if you had bought it at the ticket office.
I have not received my admission tickets in my email inbox. What should I do?
Firstly, check to see they are not in your Spam folder. If you have not received them, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we will send you the tickets. Remember that with tickets purchased online, you do not need to join a queue and will be able to enter immediately.
I cannot print the tickets. What should I do?
It is not strictly necessary to print tickets, as you can show your ticket with the QR code on the screen of any mobile device. Above all, remember that you pay a discounted rate if you buy your ticket online via our website.
I have a voucher/discount card redeemable against the admission price. How do I use it?
Vouchers/discount cards can only be used when purchasing tickets at the La Pedrera ticket office. You cannot use them for online purchases.
What is the policy on exchanges and refunds?
If for whatever reason you decide to change the date of your visit, we will manage to change it. But if finally you cannot visit La Pedrera, we will refund you the amount of your ticket. The Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, which manages La Pedrera, wants to offer maximum flexibility to people interested in visiting the building.
My payments are repeatedly rejected. Why can’t I buy tickets?
Usually, this is because of incorrect 3-D Secure answers. 3-D Secure is a method for your credit or debit card company to authenticate online purchases and prevent fraud. We have no control over this process, so if you encounter a problem, please contact your card issuer. If you need help to finish your booking please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the best time to visit Casa Milà (La Pedrera)?
The least busy times in La Pedrera are early in the morning (between 9.00 and 10.00 am) and in the afternoons (after 4.00 pm). This means you can tour the building in greater comfort. Remember that the opening hours vary throughout the year. You can check the La Pedrera opening hours here.
Is it necessary to book in advance for group visits?
Yes. Every group with ten or more people must book in advance. Bookings can be requested using the group booking form, by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling 93 214 25 83 (between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm from Monday to Friday).
Can I book a guided tour?
Yes. If you request it in advance, a guided tour can be arranged for groups that will include a visit to the same spaces as the tour of La Pedrera: Warrior Rooftop, the Butterfly Courtyard and the Flower Courtyard, the Tenants’ Apartment, the Whale Attic with the Gaudí exhibition and the Milà Family’s Apartment with the exhibition hall. The guided tour is available on request in a number of languages: Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. For further information and to book, call 93 214 25 83 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long does La Pedrera Essential tour take?
La Pedrera Essential tour is at your own pace. It includes a free audio guide and takes between an hour and an hour and a half.
Is it possible to visit La Pedrera at night?
Yes. The night-time tour is called La Pedrera Night Experience. A different, exclusive tour allowing you to discover the various corners of the building surrounded by the magic of the night. It includes numerous projections on the stairwells, special lighting and an accompanying soundtrack. For further information and to buy La Pedrera Night Experience tickets here.
Do the activities and family workshops include a visit?
In some cases, yes. But it depends on the content of the activity. Check the activities here.
We are a school. What do we need to do to visit La Pedrera?
La Pedrera has a well-structured educational programme with proposals suited to different levels and ages. It has six classrooms and an in-house team of specialist professionals. You can check the entire range of educational activities at La Pedrera or make a booking by sending an email email@example.com.
Is the audio guide free?
Yes. The audio guide is included in the price of admission to La Pedrera Essential and La Pedrera Premium. It gives information about the spaces visited and about the main characteristics of the building and of the architect, Antoni Gaudí. It is available in the following languages: Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
What services does Casa Milà (La Pedrera) provide?
La Pedrera has a left-luggage room where you can leave anything you want in order to make your visit more comfortable (backpacks, suitcases, prams, etc.). There are also lifts to be able to move through the building, as well as toilets on the ground floor (between the Flower Courtyard in Passeig de Gràcia and the Butterfly Courtyard in Carrer Provença) and in the Tenants’ Apartment. In addition, La Pedrera has a cafeteria, El Café de La Pedrera, and the Laie bookshop (with access from the Tenants’ Apartment or ground floor) where you can purchase souvenirs of the building and other works by Gaudí.
Can people with reduced mobility do the complete tour of La Pedrera?
Yes. Apart from the Roof-terrace, all the parts of the building open to visitors on the tour have been adapted to make them accessible to wheelchairs and there are no architectural barriers. Only the Roof-terrace is unsuited to wheelchairs because of the constant changes in level characteristic of Gaudí’s structure, but a platform has been erected at the exit from the lift, providing a sweeping view of the rooftop. For further information about accessibility at La Pedrera, check La Pedrera: accessible to everyone. If you have any queries, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we have a wheelchair loan service to make it easier for people with reduced mobility to visit the building. This service is free of charge and subject to availability. Wheelchairs must be booked in advance by sending an email to: email@example.com.
I have purchased a photograph at La Pedrera. How can I download it?
You can download photographs from www.photoexperience.eu. Once in this website, enter the barcode on the photograph purchase ticket. For any other query about your photograph, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish to hire a space in La Pedrera for a private event. A meeting, company dinner, party, wedding, etc. What should I do?
Casa Milà (La Pedrera) has a number of spaces for hire fitted out for every kind of social, cultural or business event in a privileged setting. For further information and to book, call 93 214 25 81 or send an email to email@example.com.