Mr. Pere Milà, who married a rich widow, Mrs. Roser Segimon, wanted to live in a spectacular house in the most cosmopolitan avenue of the Barcelona of the time; the Passeig de Gràcia number 92.
Gaudí was assisted by his aides and Josep Canaleta, Domènec Sugrañes and builder Josep Font i Bayo, who had worked with Gaudi at the Casa Batllo.
Gaudí was the chosen arhcitect, mainly because he had just built the neighbouring Batlló House, considered then the very latest example of the local architecture. Mr. Milà, however, wanted his house to be bigger; monumental. Thus, the architect built two blocks of flats with independent accesses but unified by the same façade, made of stone and with undulating patterns, with large windows allowing good interior lighting.
An amazing structure in the basement wich served as a garage, an open plan distribution of the flats which were to be used as dwellings and an outstanding attic supporting the roof are the most significant elements.
In 1986 it acquired the Caixa Catalunya, which has conducted ongoing conservation and restoration works and keeps it open to the public for visits and can enter the houses of the fourth floor, the attic and terrace. The other floors are occupied by offices or residents still some families
La Pedrera, one of the most important works of Antoni Gaudí, is open to the public. You can visit the houses on the fourth floor, the attic and the spectacular terrace.