Mila’s house is a dwelling house and an architectural monument … Rarely these concepts are linked together, but there are exceptions. The case of the House of Mil, or in the Spanish manner of Casa Mila, is just such an exception. And indeed, not for nothing that this landmark of Barcelona in 1984 was the first building of the 20th century, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

At first the Barcelona ladies did not speak highly of Gaudi’s new creation. Extravagant house was nicknamed “pedrera”, which means a quarry, for its uneven and heavy facade. Now Casa Mila is a generally recognized masterpiece of architecture, without a photo on its background, not a single visit to Spain.

Built this unusual in many senses house architect Antonio Gaudi in 1906-1910 for the Mila family. And this was the last secular work of the famous master, then he devoted himself to the Sagrada Familia. Unusual the project was not only a facade, although for its unevenness and heaviness the Barcelona residents called the house “quarry” (in the Spanish “pedra”), the citizens of the extravagant building at first did not like it. Innovative in the creation of Gaudi were engineering solutions. For example, a well-thought-out natural ventilation system at Mil’s house allows you to abandon air conditioners, interior partitions in each of the apartments in the house can be moved at their discretion, since there are no load-bearing walls, there is an underground garage.

Wonderful forged lattices of the balconies of the house Mila were the result of improvisation of Zhuzepa-Maria Zhuzhol, who collaborated with Gaudi and in other projects.

It was also a curiosity for that time that almost every room had a window into which daylight comes. Today, Casa Mila is a recognized masterpiece of architecture, without a photo on its background, no visit to Spain can.

Today Mila’s house is owned by a local bank, which uses the former apartment in the mezzanine area of 1,000 square meters for exhibitions. Also there is a museum dedicated to the work of Gaudi. You can go to the terrace on the roof and admire the architectural ensemble, consisting of gardens, monsters, stairs.

The nearest metro station is Diagonal (lines 3 and 5). Buses 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28 and the FGC train, Provença stop.

Admission: adults – 20,50 EUR, students – 16,50 EUR, children 7-12 years – 10,25 EUR, children under 6 years – free of charge.

Prices on the page are indicated as of May 2016.

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