La Padrera or Casa Mila!

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La Padrera or Casa Mila! Barcelona Reviews

JP-NED JP-NED
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La Padrera or Casa Mila! Nov 14, 2008
Gaudí’s Casa Milà is arguably the most controversial residential house in Spain.It was built between 1906 and 1910. The building is a construction of concrete and iron and has neither supporting nor retaining walls.

They say that there isn't a single straight line and no right angle in the whole building. The enormous corner house actually consists of two houses and two inner courtyards, which provide for a good construction for natural light and air ventilation.

The creative nature of Gaudí generated expressionistic dimensions when creating this piece of architecture.

Due to its wavelike facade it is also known as “La Pedera” (quarry). The facade of limestone appears wavelike and conjures the image of a rock face. On the passeig de Gracia, outstanding elements include the hexagonal paving stones, designed by Gaudi, and the magnificent benches and streets lamps that line both sides of the avenue. It is really amazing, for me is Gaudi a great artist.
Casa Mila.
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JP-NED says:
Thank you!
Posted on: Feb 17, 2009
aiohdmg says:
Nice shot Jan!
I spend one and half day at BCN but
there are a lot of place i did not visit yet.
I should find your blog before i went there..ehehe

Posted on: Feb 16, 2009
eglp says:
Amazing place, I really enjoyed my visit there :)
Posted on: Dec 21, 2008
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