Known as the stone quarry because of the exterior look, I feel that the interior is more interesting than the outside. Why? Because of the stories! Though I heard of all these stories on my tour, I adapt these from Barcelona Guide Bureau.
5 stories you should know before going La Pedrera (Casa Milá)
Storm Troopers is inspired by their chimney!
For those Star Wars fans, have you ever seen that La Pedrera has chimney stacks? Do they remind you of the famous storm troopers or even Darth Vader?
Some say George Lucas was once in Barcelona and got inspired by visiting La Pedrera. That is what gave some of his characters these designs. What are your thoughts on the similarity?
You are eaten alive!
Antonio Gaudí’s unique architecture style is inspired by nature. That is also why you are unlikely to find any straight line in this building. In fact, the gallery itself is in a room which has an animal-like shape. If you look on top, you will be able to discover you’re in room which feels like the interior skeleton of a snake.
Time traveling to Casa Milà
This house was conceived mainly for being the Milà’s family, where they lived.
It still has antique furniture also designed by the eccentric architect. You will be able to see they used to live back then.
Play a violin instead!
The completely innovative structure of this building makes it really hard to place furniture since it’s barely impossible to find straight walls. This construction got people confused as there were those who were really excited about it and others who were completely against this innovative idea. Mrs. Milà once was frustrated because she couldn’t place a wall piano in the building for Roser Sergimon. They say Antoni Gaudí suggested her to learn to play the violin.
The mysterious handles by Gaudí
One of the most curious details to keep in mind is the variety of handles Antoni Gaudí made up for different doors, windows, or drawers. At the end of the architecture gallery, you’ll be able to see an audiovisual showing all of the handles he made, their main purpose, and how to properly use them.
Try to count how many types you can find.