Casa Milà

Published by Antonio Tajuelo

 

Casa Milà

Today we go into Casa Milà, one of the best works from architect Antoni Gaudí, that in conjunction with Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló are the best architectural examples from catalan modernism.

Casa Milà was commissioned by Pere Milà i Camps and his wife Roser Segimon i Artells. Antoni Gaudí leaded the project, building a house using shapes and surfaces inspired by nature. The building itself looks like a living organism. It is located at the famous Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona.

Casa Milà

Inside the building we can quickly notice shapes inspired in nature and living beings.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà

One of the patios inside the building.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Casa Milà receives about a million visitors each year. Many of these tourists come from very far away countries!

Casa Milà

One of the key elements of Casa Milà are the chimneys and vents on the roof. Some of the designs look like soldier helmets.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

View of the patio from the top!

Casa Milà

Here you can see the design of the vents.

Casa Milà

The design of the chimneys is unique and amazing. It is worth to visit this incredible place in my opinion.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Panoramic view of the roof at Casa Milà.

Casa Milà

Views of Provenza street. At the background you can see Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

As an interesting fact, the design of these chimneys inspired George Lucas when he shaped the Star Wars stormtrooper helmets.

Casa Milà

Below there are some more pics of the chimneys and other elements at the roof of Casa Milà.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Views of Paseo de Gracia, one of the best shopping boulevards in Barcelona.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Going down from the roof we get to the attic. It is built using an arc structure that provides a wide diaphanous space. Also, the attic isolates the rest of the house from the extreme temperatures of the summer and winter.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Casa Milà reproduction.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

These days, you can find a showcase of the natural elements that inspired Antoni Gaudi for creating his works in the attic.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Going down to the next level we find the main floor, that contains a lot of elements from the Twentieth Century.

Casa Milà

Ad of Anís del Mono, very famous in Spain.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Kids room.

Casa Milà

Epoch clothing for kids.

Casa Milà

Toys.

Casa Milà

Room for washing and ironing the clothes.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

One of the bedrooms of the house.

Casa Milà

Hall. It gets a lot of light from the inner patio.

Casa Milà

Now we go into the kitchen! Here you can find a lot of epoch utensils.

Casa Milà

Gas cooker.

Casa Milà

Cell washer. On the left side there is soap.

Casa Milà

Milk container next to a place for drying the dishes.

Casa Milà

A grinder for using with ingredientes like garlics.

Casa Milà

Some random containers. On the right side you can see pickled olives.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Epoch grinder for coffee beans.

Casa Milà

More epoch vassels.

Casa Milà

Views of the kitchen.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Chair for feeding the kids.

Casa Milà

Now we go into the bathroom!

Big bath featured in this pic.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà

One of the mirrors at Casa Milà.

Casa Milà

Now we go into the different rooms of the house. This is the living room.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Old music player with an epoch sound system. Technology has evolved a lot since then ^^.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Another bedroom of the house.

Casa Milà

Amazing lamp on the hall.

Casa Milà

Another bathroom. This one is smaller than the last one.

Casa Milà

A place for leaving umbrellas and sticks ^^.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Detail of a carpet from Casa Milà.

Casa Milà
Casa Milà

I think this is the building intercom ^^"...

Casa Milà

And here ends our Casa Milà tour, one of the amazing works from Antoni Gaudí that you should visit if you stay at Barcelona.

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