Casa Milà is another one of Gaudì’s extraordinary designs, commissioned by the flamboyant developer Pere Milà and his wife.
This apartment building shook the neighborhood in the early 1900s with its rippling limestone façade and wrought iron balconies and windows. It consists of two buildings, each nine stories, joined around a courtyard.
Gaudì was a devout Catholic and wanted La Pedrera to be a spiritual symbol, complete with statues of the Virgin Mary and some archangels. The religious elements were quickly shot down by the local government, who cited building code violations.
The interior features plaster reliefs, handcrafted wooden doors and numerous ornamental designs. A typical bourgeois apartment is recreated in the fourth floor.
The roof is a forest of espanta bruixes, the twisted, adorned chimneys.
92, Passeig de Gràcia
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