Gaudí's well-known style comes into play, especially in the rounded and wave-like walls, which do not contain straight surfaces. Gaudi finished building the house in 1912 and in fact it was his last project before he began to devote all his time to building the "Sardinia Familia," the great cathedral that would become his life's work.
Of the six floors of the building, only the lower floor and the two inner courtyards, one round and the other elliptical, were used by the family at home.
The dominant structure was not liked at first by the residents of the city and there are rumors that even the Milà family, who invited him, did not fall in love with it at first. As a result, because of the hatred that many felt toward it, the building was nicknamed the insulting La Pedrera - the quarry.
Today there are tours and exhibitions in the building, many of which are dedicated to Gaudi himself.
In Casa Milà we can identify many of the characteristics we know from previous works by Gaudi. It has no straight lines at all and the waves you see from the outside look just like waves or dunes of sand. The motif of the waves repeats itself again in the interior decoration of the building (in figures of octopus, shells and marine vegetation). Iron railings on balconies resemble little seaweed or climbing aquatic plants. The entire structure is curved and made of limestone, except for the upper part, which combines white tiles that create the image of a snowy mountain. There is no doubt that the impressive building attracts a lot of attention.
The entire building is six stories high. On the lower part are two inner courtyards - one round and the other elliptical. On the top floor you will see staircases leading to the roof, supported by a series of parabolic arches, overlooking the urban neighborhood. The designed chimneys, which are located on the roof of the building and are decorated with ceramic tiles, were called "witch scarecrows" because of their interesting appearance.
According to Gaudi's plans, the facade of the building was supposed to receive religious significance through the statues of the Virgin and the angels Gabriel and Michael on both sides, each at a height of 4 meters. Even if these are not here, in front of the building you can still see a large gate, on the doorpost above which is written the sentence: "Oh, Maria full of grace, My God is with you."