Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera or “open quarry”, a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building in Barcelona. It is probably one of the most famous buildings of the Catalan Modernisme or Catalan Art Nouveau period and one of the architect, Antoni Gaudí’s most ambitious works.
This is a fantastic place to visit and has an audio guide as you move from the entrance, up to the rooftop, the attic museum, and an apartment. The highlight of Casa Milà is, without doubt, the roof. Not only allowing an amazing view of the city, which in itself is spectacular but also the chimneys, ventilation shafts and stairwells with their fanciful colours and shapes are magnificent. Some chimneys look like soldiers, who watch over the roof. Day and night visits are available but it is best to book in advance to avoid long queues.