Why Visit Gaudi’s Pedrera
The last private residence designed by Antoni Gaudi, Casa Mila, is popularly known as La Pedrera (‘open quarry’) by the locals. This is due to the rough-hewn appearance that envelops the outer portion of this modernist building. Planned as a spiritual symbol, the building features multiple carvings and statues of Mary and the archangels.
The building is among the most charming masterpieces of Gaudi and during the night a secret side emerges to this building. Twisting corridors that transport you inside a cave; sea waves concealing marine life, chimneys resembling giant warriors and a plethora of forms comes to life in the starlight. This is one Gaudi experience in Barcelona that you just cannot miss.
You experience begins at the Casa Mila entrance where you will meet your guide. After that, you will head inside the building to explore the dreamy design and architecture that Gaudi's creations are famous for. The tour will take you to various sections of the building such as the Provença and Passeig de Gràcia courtyard, the Roof-Terrace and the Espai Gaudí (the attic).
What sets the Origin experience apart though is the stunning audio-visual show that is held on Casa Mila's rooftop. This immersive experience not only highlights the importance of Casa Mila in the architectural timeline of Barcelona but also gives you deep insights into Gaudi's design approach and implementation.
Once you have explored the building with your guide and the show has ended, the tour will come to a close with a glass of glass of cava and chocolate snacks as refreshments.