La Pedrera or Casa Mila carrer Provença, 261 - 265. 08008, Barcelona. Website La Pedrera 5 November to 28 February. Monday to Sunday: from 9.00 to 18.30 (last admission: 18.00) Closed: 25 December, and 7 to January 13, 2013. 1 January: special opening hours from 11.00 to 18.30. 1 March to 4 November. Monday to Sunday: from 9.00 … [Read more...]
La Pedrera was built as an apartment block but is now a museum located on the Passeig de Gràcia at the junction with Carrer Provenca. Translated into ‘quarry’ due to the stone façade it’s an irregular shaped building created by Antoni Gaudi and has to be one of the most fascinating and imaginative places to visit by anyone on holiday in Barcelona. The façade is an extraordinarily formed accumulation of surging stone that resemble waves and there are no straight lines to be seen. Anyone looking for an apartment for rent in Barcelona, will be impressed by the wide choice on offer, from budget to luxury accommodation there is something to suit all. The roof of La Pedrera is possibly the most unusual part of the structure characterized by its surreal colourful chimneys. Classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984 it was the last private building to be designed by Gaudí as once it was completed he concentrated on the Sagrada Familia. There are no load-bearing walls throughout the whole building, the structure is held up by pillars and arches, the pillars and ceilings are all different heights. The apartments are arranged around two central courtyards, one circular and the other oval shaped to let in as much light as pssible into the rooms.
Be part of art! Barcelona counts with many interesting museums and lots are well worth a vist, but usually the time and the budget for museum visits are limited during a holdiday. But for art lovers and those really interested into visting at least the 7 leading art centres in Barcelona, there is the Art Ticket available. The Art Ticket is … [Read more...]
If you are coming in Barcelona for the first time, take the Hop On - Hop Off bus tour. With the nice weather, you can sit on the panoramic desk and discover Barcelona from above. You can hop on the bus, and hop off to see the sight and then hop back on another bus again to go to the next sight. You can stop at the Sagrada Familia, the Gaudi … [Read more...]