on February 13, 2008
This is Gaudi's famous apartment building. In the summer they have jazz concerts on the roof, something I did not know until I arrived. The price of visiting was expensive, but what a wonderland awaits you upon entering. If you enjoy seeing unique architecture you won't be let down. The apartments are furnished in period furniture in a kind of Art Nouveau style. You will notice details like window shapes and unique, marine-inspired floor tiles, not to mention the way light flows from room to room. Up on the roof, there are great views of Barcelona and a unique photo opportunity of the Sagrada Familia through one of the arches. (If you go you'll understand.) There is another Gaudi-designed building, Casa Batllo, that is open to the public and is not too far down the road (I recommend catching the bus though). Some people prefer Casa Batllo to Casa Mila, but one should really see both of them and decide for oneself rather than rely on the opinions of others. If I had to choose only one, I would pick Casa Mila simply because I love the rooftop. It's special, unique, and there is more to explore up there than at Casa Batllo. (I prefer the outdoors to the indoors.) If you are more into interior architecture, then Casa Batllo is for you. However, I still think one should see both. You won't be sorry you did.Tip: there is a Barcelona Pass you can get for discounts on attractions. We didn't get one but you may get a discount on this attration with it. Definitely worth looking into.
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