In 1900 Paseo de Gracia was the most important avenue in the city, where emblematic buildings began to be built, the best theaters and cinemas, and the most exclusive shops, restaurants and cafes were installed. It was also where the wealthiest and most driven bourgeoisie decided to build their houses and, in a career of daring and exhibitionism, commissioned the most prestigious architects of the moment.
Casa Milà (La Pedrera) is considered Antoni Gaudí’s most emblematic civil building, due to the constructive and functional innovations and the ornamental and decorative solutions that break with the architectural styles of his time.
La Pedrera represented for Gaudí the most evolved reflection on a building on a corner of the Ensanche de Barcelona. It consists of two blocks of houses, with independent accesses, organized around two large interconnected patios with ramps to access the garage with vehicles.