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El Pis de la Pedrera


interior door of Casa Mila

Commissioned by the industrialist Pere MilÓ and his wife, Casa MilÓ, also known as La Pedrera (the Quarry; a name it gets from its rippling gray stone facade) was built by GaudÝ between 1906 and 1910. What is amazing is the almost wavelike pattern of the stone facade highlighted by the wrought iron balconies, each of which is different from the others. For many years, this remarkable building was left to fall apart, but UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1984 and the Caixa de Catalunya (a big bank in this region of Spain) stepped in and bought the building in 1986. After 10 years of restoration, it was finally opened to the public in 1996 as a Cultural Center and it has quickly developed into one of the most important cultural places in Barcelona.


entrance to El Pis

El Pis, one of the flats now open to the public and decorated as it would have been when the building was first occupied.


umbrella stand








dining area


sleeping room




bath room


looking out the window


business office


coupon bond


travel trunk


gentleman's bath room


maid's quarters


wash room


sewing room










children's room


child room


bed textile


formal hall


classic bust

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