What to Expect
Your tickets allow you to skip the ticket line and head straight to the entrance gate. The ticket remains valid through the day and you can visit the landmark anytime between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM when the last entry is granted.
Unconventional though Casa Mila's appearance may be, the actual purpose of the structure is as conventional as it can be. After all, the building is, first and foremost, residential in nature. It's hard imagining that the place was designed to be anyone's home, but as you walk through Casa Mila's lavishly adorned lobbies or the sprawling courtyards peppered with Gaudi's signature embellishments, living here seems like a dream come true. Touring the Casa Mila by day involves visiting two different parts of the museum - the Espai Gaudi and the Pedera Apartment. The former includes a broad showcase of Guadi’s work and is divided into sections dedicated to different projects and shows his life in broad strokes. The latter is a fascinating recreation of the home of a bourgeois family in Barcelona from the first third of the 20th century.
Perhaps the true treasure of the building is the view from the rooftop that is decorated with distinctive corkscrew style chimneys, synonymous with the building itself. The view of Barcelona's skyline from the top of the structure is nothing short of breathtaking so any time spent here is time well spent. Enhance your trip with the free audio guide included on this tour which will give you information on the main areas of the building, the sites you can visit and the architect himself. Once the 90-minute long commentary that is available in multiple languages on the audio guide runs out, you are more than free to explore on your own.