Designed by Antoni Gaudí and situated in the heart of Barcelona, Spain, Casa Milà is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and building of exceptional architectural value that is still inhabited today. Book with Rakuten, skip the queues, and head straight in!
Casa Milà is a building reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with a unique exterior of curves and wavy lines. Lacking any straight edges, it is a perfect representation of Antoni Gaudì's signature style. The walls and ceiling are waved so that visitors feel as though they are walking along the bottom of the sea. Though the residences themselves remain private, the illusory atmosphere of the interior is not to be missed. Once inside, visitors are met with the atrium and central courtyard. It is a place filled with natural light and with pale frescoes on the walls. On the top floor is the 'Espai Gaudi,' The Gaudi Room museum. Because Gaudì used models instead of blueprints, even those without architectural knowledge marvel at the craftsmanship. On the roof are chimneys and vents shaped like mountain peaks, and excellent views of Gaudì's other famous creation, the enormous Sagrada Família basilica. Casa Milà was commissioned by Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon in 1906 and completed in 1912. However, around the time of its construction, its unique design was considered ugly by the residents of Barcelona, who named it 'La Pedrera,' or 'The Stone Quarry.' Furthermore, the rent was extremely high for the time, at around $15,000 per month. In order to attract tenants, the price was fixed for three generations. Because of this, the eight apartments' rent has not changed: pretty reasonable for a World Heritage Site! Nowadays, Casa Milà is considered a symbol of Barcelona and its architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. A total of 4,500 sq meters can be visited, spread over five floors. The only areas that cannot be visited are the private homes and offices that remain in the building. The line for tickets can surpass 100 people in peak season. By reserving your tickets in advance with Rakuten, you can enjoy stress-free entry!
1. When booking, please let us know your preferred entry time (anytime from 09:00–17:00). Please provide alternative timeslots as well, in case we cannot secure a ticket for your preferred time 2. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with an e-ticket 3. Your e-ticket is fixed-date; once you receive it, you will not be able to change the date and entry time, or cancel 4. On your booking date, please arrive at the entrance on time 5. Present your e-ticket (printed or displayed on your smartphone) at the entrance of the venue; you must enter within 30 minutes of the time indicated on your ticket