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Leaving the stone quarry… Dejando la Pedrera…


After yesterday’s stone bridge built by Antonio Gaudi, let us remain with this great man a while longer.

One of his absolute masterpieces was the Casa Mila, better known as ‘la Pedrera’ the stone quarry.

Owned by a bank, it used to be Rosario Segimon and Pere Milà’s home. A rather magnificent home. Built for them by Gaudi from 1905 till 1912.

It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Open to visits (10 euros, which is cheap for Barcelona), it also hosts a museum and modernism shop, and an exhibition center which is usually free of charge. We saw a very nice Maillol exhibition there last winter.

On the photo, you can see one of the somptuous gates.

Want to know more? Here is what Wiki says to it.

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11 responses

  1. A great man indeed – and you two are great to show us 😀

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    June 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

  2. very web like in appearance! ^0^
    nice in the dark catch!

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    June 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm

  3. JM

    That's a fantastic entrance!

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    June 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

  4. «Louis» is enjoying your Gaudi posts – he hopes you'll do more!

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    June 1, 2010 at 7:44 am

  5. A beautiful photograph.
    Costas

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    June 1, 2010 at 4:28 am

  6. He did some unique, amazing things!

    I hope you'll show us a funny sign on Tuesday!!

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    June 1, 2010 at 2:54 am

  7. Very impressive! The bridge was equally wonderful!

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    June 1, 2010 at 12:03 am

  8. A really nice photo, well done.

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    May 31, 2010 at 11:56 pm

  9. I was here in 2004 – I loved it and have passed it in recent years, from the Bus Turistic last summer. It has a great roof and chimneys too!
    Catherine

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    May 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm

  10. This is sooooo beautiful!
    I hope to visit it one day!:)

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    May 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm

  11. La Pedrera is nice indeed!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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    May 31, 2010 at 7:22 pm