La Pedrera
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La Pedrera

La Pedrera - Casa Milà

La Pedrera, also known as Casa Milà, is a renowned modernist building located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. Designed by the celebrated architect Antoni Gaudí, it was constructed between 1906 and 1912. The building is characterized by its undulating stone facade, twisted iron balconies, and surreal chimney sculptures.

One of the main attractions of La Pedrera is the rooftop terrace, offering panoramic views of Barcelona's cityscape. The attic space houses the Espai Gaudí, an exhibition showcasing Gaudí's architectural innovations and techniques. Visitors can explore a recreated early 20th-century apartment to get a glimpse of daily life during that period.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, La Pedrera stands as a testament to Gaudí's unique architectural style and his influence on the modernist movement. It serves as a popular cultural attraction in Barcelona, drawing architecture enthusiasts and tourists from around the world.