All throughout the summer, the roof terrace at La Pedrera in the heart of Barcelona turns into an outstanding setting offering the most spectacular views over the city together with live music, colourful projections and a glass of cava to round off the night.
The events with live jazz sessions take place every Friday and Saturday evening starting at 8.15 p.m. and can optionally end with a nocturnal guided tour of the various spaces of the building.
Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ – translating into ‘the stone quarry’, an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry – was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by famous Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). Its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value have received major recognition and in 1984 was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List for its exceptional universal value.
Nowadays it is the headquarters of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and houses a cultural centre that is a reference point in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses it contains.
Casa Milà consists of two buildings, which are structured around two courtyards that provide light to the nine storeys: basement, ground floor, mezzanine, main (or noble) floor, four upper floors and the attic. The basement was intended to be the garage, the main floor – the residence of the Milàs, a flat of all 1,323 square metres, and the rest – distributed over 20 apartments. The roof is one of the most notable elements of the building and it is crowned with skylights, staircase exits, fans, and chimneys, all of them constructed out of brick covered with lime, broken marble, or glass to become playful sculptures integrated into the building.
More information on the Summer events and visits on the official website www.lapedrera.com.
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