LA PEDRERA – BARCELONA, SPAIN

CASA MILA

Previously called Casa Mila and, named after Pere Mila who had it commissioned, it was  the last residence designed by Antoni Gaudi. The building was started in 1906 and was completed in 1912. What is unique about this building is that Antoni Gaudi relied on organic shapes in designing the outside and the interior of the building including the decorative shapes and forms that are all over the building.

 

Façana Pedrera

 

The above view of La Pedrera was taken an upper floor of a building across the street. La Pedrera was built on a continuous curve all around outside and inside of the building. It is one of the finest example of a Spanish Modernisme or Art Noveau architecture in Spain today.

 

4. FACADE

A view of the decorative balconies that seems to be made of wrought iron as it taken from above the street level.

 

5. HALLWAY & DECORATIVE GATEThe above image is one of the entrances to building with a rather ornate gate.

 

6. STAIRS

A rather ornate stairs leading to the upper levels of the building. Some of the decorative features of the wrought iron railing mimics the form and shape of the gate as shown above.

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9. SUPPORTING PILLAR WITH DECORATIVE CEILING

Decorative ceiling of the La Pedrera and a supportive column with carvings from the ground level of the building.

 

10. THE ATTIC

There were areas of La Pedrera that were not open to the public as they are apartments and inhabited. Rooms that are inhabited by tenant. Once I reached the attic, I was confronted with a dark cavernous space that also feature exhibits (sadly the images are lost as I took the pictures with my cellphone that was stolen from me while I was at a store buying water). One wends around the cavernous room to reach the entrance to the -5+6rooftop that offers a garden of beautiful sculptures.

 

The following images are the Rooftop Sculptures of La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudi.11. SCUPLTURE1

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25. LA PEDRERA AT NIGHT

La Pedrera at night located at 92, Passeigh De Gracia, a rather busy street lined with Boutiques, Cafes and Restaurants.

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