Monday, January 28, 2013

Casa Milá, My Favourite Museum in Barcelona. Part 2

So, as promised on Friday, today it's time for the post from the inside of Casa Milá. 

The inside patio
 Casa Milá is actually an apartment building, and people live there. 
However, one apartment has been opened to the public as part of the museum, and you 
get to see how it looked back when the apartments were finished. Gaudí also designed furniture.



Although you can't really appreciate it in the photos, there are no real edges or corners in this apartment. Even the walls are rounded. That was one of the things characterizing Gaudís work. 



The loft is also a big exhibition with lots of info on Gaudí and his other work as well. 


Furniture, designed by Gaudí


And as if this wasn't enough, you get to access the roof terrace! I have a thing for roof terraces, I love them. (Especially this one, although this one is not at all bad either!) But the one at Casa Milá is very special. Not just are the views spectacular, but the roof is decorated in such a cool way.


A chimney, decorated with broken glass bottles!


Beautiful mosaics


And the roof is not a bad place to see the sunset! In the summer there were jazz concerts up here. I didn't get to go, but I imagine it must be a wonderful setting for an evening concert!


       (I have previously written about other works of Gaudí, such as La Sagrada Familia, and Parque Guell.) 


Casa Milá is located at Passeig de Gracia 92, 
just a short walk from Plaza Catalunya.

12 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I have a trip to your city coming up in May so I'm doing all my research now. And what fun research it is :)

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    1. Research is fun indeed! And this place is really something special, I fell in love with those chimneys up on that roof (and basically everything else ha)

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  2. I love all the Gaudi buildings. Casa Batllo is my favorite.

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    1. I still haven't been inside Casa Battlo, but I love how it looks from the outside. The colours, the shape- beautiful! Have you been inside?

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  3. oh I love this post! fabulous photos!!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, my dear friend! I can't wait to see it this fall! No, plane ticket is not purchased yet, but it will happen!! :)

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  5. Ah! I definitely saw this building from the outside. Wish I had read this post before going...I didn't know you could go in!

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    1. Oh that's a shame then. Apart from this house, you can enter Casa Battló, Sagrada Familia and his own house up in Parque Guell, (and possibly more!) Fabulous stuff!

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  6. i super love casa mila! it was the only gaudi museum that i've been too ( i wish i also saw casa batlo). i can't stop being amazed whenever i see the photos :)

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    1. How fun that you were there too. I still haven't been to Casa Battlo, but one day I will :)

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