Gay Travel Guide: Organic Modernism of Gaudi’s architecture at Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
A landmark of organic Modernism: Gaudi Architecture Casa Mila La Pedrera. Barcelona is without any doubt the city of Antoni Gaudí, the controversial Spanish Catalan architect of Catalan Modernism style. Next to the UNESCO World Heritage Sagrada Familia, the apartment complex Casa Milà is one of Gaudí’s most popular creations. Also known as La Pedrera (the quarry), this civil building was Antonio Gaudi’s last work before dedicating his full energy to built the world famous Sagrada Familia (estimated finish in 2026).
The Casa Milà is one of our favorite buildings in Barcelona and definitely worth the queuing time. After getting our ticket we started our discovery with an elevator trip to the rooftop of the Gaudí building. With reaching the top, we enjoyed an amazing view over the city. But there is more to come: On our way down we explored originally equipped apartments and learned about the difference of creating this huge piece of architectural art in the middle of Barcelona compared to the conventional way of building. Enjoy our Gay Couple City Weekend Barcelona and our photos and gay travel story of the Casa Milà and experience Spain through a couple of men’s eyes.
Casa Milà Rooftop view over Barcelona
Stepping outside the elevator, the heat on top of the building and the view over the city of Barcelona was overwhelming. Especially, the view over the Sagrada Familia was magical. Thus, it was the perfect time for photos with the brown, warm colors of the stone used for the building. It gave us the perfect contrast to the deep blue of the sky. Dozens of nearly perfect photo spots let us forget the time a bit. But the rooftop experience is just a part of the Casa Milà worth discovering.
Unique architecture for a perfect ventilation idea
On our way down we were forced to use the stairs. Thank god, since we were so able to learn about the innovative ideas of the ventilation system and the structural differences Gaudí was facing when renewing the traditional way of thinking (and building). On our tour miniature sculptures, photo material and videos try to explain the thinking process of Gaudí during his work. And they succeeded. We literally felt the atmosphere of thinking different, out of the box.
Exploring Casa Milà Apartments on our way down
The final highlight of the Casa Milà for us while wandering around the apartment complex was the originally and fully equipped apartment. Trying to find the right balance between neo-Gothic influences and modern, organic architecture streams, the style of this flat together with the light from the inner courtyard is stunning. A great way to enjoy Gaudí and his work all year around.
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Gay Travel Guide Gaudi Architecture Casa Mila La Pedrera
Casa Milà La Pedrera
Passeig de Gràcia, 92. 08008
Official Website: lapedrera.com
Contact: Tel.: +34 902 202 138
Good to know:
Since we didn’t have time for it, don’t miss the chance to see the Casa Milà by night. Illuminated in different colors, the experience with moonlight must be spectacular over the roofs of Barcelona. Another great way of experiences Barcelona by night is attending an open-air opera evening.