on July 11, 2012
Casa MilaThat Gaudi had a big influence of the city of Barcelona becomes clear when you walk around the city. Almost everywere you look you see the influence of this great artist, buildings that have been built by himself or by other inspirate by him. I love the city of Barcelona and it’s one of my favorites cities to go to. Not only the warm climate and the people are great but moreso the city itself.Gaudi was a mastermind and even today his influence is still noticeable. One of the great works of Gaudi is Casa Mila. Casa Mila is truely a fascinating buidling and is now part of the unesco world heritage. It's bu’lt in the city center and when arriving with public transport you should get off at the station of Diagonal. From here it’s just a small walk to reach it. You can’t really miss it because there are always large queues outside!The Casa Mila is open from 9am to 8 pm and it costs 14 euro’s to enter. Expect queues that sometimes go down the street and prepare to wait at least half an hour. But it’s all worth it. With the name Casa Mila you would think it’s a house, but it’s actually an apartment block which is still inhabited by people. The outside is already very Gaudi and has a very natural way to it.You can admire the everything since it’s all a piece of art. From the ceilings, the walls to the floor everything is designed by Gaudi and is truly amazing. I loved the staircase but you definetately have to go up the roof were you can admire the chimmeys. You can also admire an apartment with it’s original features and furniture.All in all i think we spent around two hours wandering around and admiring the building. The fact that you can visit an apartment still in tact as how it was when Gaudi designed it, makes it really special. I would certainly recommend going here but just make sure you get here early to avoid the long queues. Five stars.
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