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GaudÝ: LA PEDRERA   (MIL└ HOUSE)

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 Additional information:  Books on La Pedrera   Other works of GaudÝ
 

GaudÝ: La Pedrera

Fašade

GaudÝ: La Pedrera fašade

Basic information:
Location:   Passeig de Gracia, 92     Barcelona
Qualification:
  xxxxx  (5 on 5)
Present condition: Outside: Fašades and roof
Very good / Inside: Common parts as courtyards, stairs, flat roof, exhibition areas, apartment to visit, etc Very good. Private areas (visits not allowed) normally adapted to present comfort needs.
How to go to:  Buses: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28
                       Metro: L3, L5 (Passeig de GrÓcia or Diagonal)
Visits:  The present owner, the Caixa Catalunya Foundation opened the building to visitors and develop a big variety of cultural exhibitions and events. Opening time: every day from 10 to 20 h.
            See also: Ruta del Modernisme
            See also: Ruta del Modernisme: La Pedrera
Timings, prices and other information can vary, please verify it previously.
Available guidebooks: It is possible to buy in the bookshop of the house - Llibreria LAIE - a guide on La Pedrera, and also some other books and gifts on the house, GaudÝ the Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) and Barcelona.
Handicapped Accessibility: All the floors are accessible through lifts. Nevertheless the roof, duly to its own shape, has important unevenness and stairs and is not adapted to be rounded by wheelchairs. 
Information: Phone: (34) 93 484 59 00  / Email: fcc@funcaixacat.org
Ruta del Modernisme

History and description:
Project of Antoni GaudÝ i Cornet of 1905, built between 1906 and 1910 for MilÓ family.
This is one of the main GaudÝ residential buildings and one of the most imaginative houses of the history of the architecture, this building is more an sculpture than a building.
Some of the collaborators in the works (following Permanyer) were the architect Josep Maria Jujol, the brothers Badia as iron forgers, the founder Manyach, the builder Josep Bayo and the plaster Joan Beltran (plaster ceilings of that building are truly exceptional).
The fašade is an impressive, varied and harmonious mass of undulating stone without straight lines where also the forged iron is present in the shapes of balconies imitating vegetal forms.
The lofts are supported by the traditional Catalan "totxo" (brick) arching walls following the style developed by GaudÝ in Santa Teresa school and Bellesguard also in Barcelona.
The roof show an exuberant fantasy, the chimneys designing vanguard shapes remember warriors in a forest of surprising figures.
The building was recognized by UNESCO as "World Heritage" in 1984.
Ruta del Modernisme

  

Images:
 
GaudÝ: La Pedrera fašade corner GaudÝ: La Pedrera Fašade on Provenša street GaudÝ: La Pedrera Fašade Passeig de Gracia

GaudÝ: La Pedrera

Different partial fašade views

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Hall

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Hall ceiling

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Column

                 The hall
 

Paintings of the hall roof
 

Column
 

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Courtyard

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Courtyard

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Courtyard stairs

Courtyard
 

Courtyard
 

Courtyard stairs
 

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Balcony

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Balcony

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Gallery

Balcony: under view

Balcony: front view

Gallery

GaudÝ: La Pedrera Roof
 
Flat roof 

The flat roof show an incredible fantasy, the chimneys, that seam warriors, are build with a big variety of modern shapes.

Books on La Pedrera

 
 

Other works of GaudÝ:
In Barcelona: Bellesguard  Eduard Calvet House   Batllˇ House  Vicens House  Santa Teresa School  Sagrada FamÝlia Schools  La Pedrera  GŘell Pavilions  GŘell Palace  Park GŘell  Sagrada FamÝlia  Miralles Property Fence 
In La Pobla de Lillet:  CatllarÓs Villa  Artigas Gardens
In Matarˇ: 
Workers Cooperative building (attributed)
In Montserrat:  Monumental Rosary path (1st mystery of Glory)
In Santa Coloma de Cervellˇ:  Col˛nia GŘell Crypt
In Garraf (Sitges):  Garraf Cellars
Out of Catalonia:  Botines House (Leˇn)  El Capricho (Comillas)  Episcopal Palace (Astorga)

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