Gaudí’s Casa Milà in restorations for the whole year
The Casa Milà - designed by Antoni Gaudí – has been built during the years 1906 and 1912 and is located in the district Eixample in Barcelona, close to the city centre. For already thirty years, it belongs to the world cultural heritage of the UNESCO. Now, the third period of restorations has begun, the Casa Milà needs to be restored again. Why does it need to be restored? The Casa Milà – also known as La Pedrera - is made of two different types of stone: the Garraf lime stone and the Vilafranca one. These materials degenerate and this is why La Pedrera needs to be restored every ten to twelve years. The restoration started on the 8th of January and will last throughout the whole year, producing costs around 750,000 Euros. The façades of La Pedrera will be hidden behind scaffolds and awnings, whereupon some of the awnings will be publicity ones suspended on the sight's front, aiming to partly finance the restoration. The restoration itself enfolds the cleaning of the stones as well as the reparation of the fractures and of the carcasses of the balconies. Because of the hidden façades, pictures cannot be taken anymore which might make a lot of tourists very sad. But stunning pictures of the Casa Milà can also be taken inside at the patio or - even better - up on the rooftop, where tourists can get an amazing view all over Barcelona. It is definitely still worth visiting it!