Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera is probably the most famous work of Catalan Modernist architecture. Start your tour at the ... More
Pedrera Caixa Catalunya Cultural Center (La)
Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera is probably the most famous work of Catalan Modernist architecture. Start your tour at the top, in the Espai Gaudí, where you'll find models and video films that show and explain all his buildings. From here, you can also get to the interesting roof-top terrace with its excellent views of the Eixample between the phantasmagoric army of chimneys and ventilation tubes. In summer, there are outdoor jazz concerts up on the roof. Your next stop should be El Pis de la Pedrera, a faithful reproduction of one of the block's original apartments that's designed to give you an idea of how the middle-classes lived here at the turn of the 20th Century. Finally, visit the main floor and its temporary exhibitions. Call at +34 902 40 0973 or check the website for further details.
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By A Yahoo Contributor, 9/25/05
Commonly known as La Pedrera (The Quarry), the real name for this spectacular work of Antoni Gaud�'s is the Casa Mil�. The nickname stems from its stony, fortress-like appearance, much ridiculed at the time, but today it stands as the superlative example of modernista architecture. The entire building was restored in 1996, the Espai Gaud� -- a didactic museum -- installed in the attic and one of the apartments refurbished to how it would have looked at the time of its early-20th-century residents.