Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera, is another spectacular piece of art by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
Casa mila fats: it was built during the years 1906 – 1910, and can be found at number 92, Passeig de Gràcia. The entire faҫade is made of natural stone, with white ceramic tiles around the upper edge of the building. This combination evokes the image of a mountaintop covered in snow. On the rooftop we find highly original, sculptured entrances to the staircases of the house, and chimneys ornamented in glass mosaic that appear like the heads of warriors wearing helmets.
In 1984 Casa Milà was designated World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The flats on the fourth floor of the building as well as the storage room and the roof terrace are now open to visitors. The remaining floors are occupied by offices and a few residential flats.
10 interesting facts about Antonio Gaudí
– The place where he was born is unknown
– He was vegetarian
– He had a reserved character and was introvert
– His academic record was unremarkable
– He worked as a draftsman for other architects
– Gaudí dominated craftsmen jobs such as ceramics, glass, wrought iron and carpentry, which it can be detected in his buildings.
– Gaudí remained single all his life. He was devoted entirely to his profession
– A streetcar ran over him, causing his death.
– Once he died, his work was forgotten until Dalí claimed it in 1950.
– He barely left writings. All that remains is related to his work and some newspaper article
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