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.