Designed in the Art Nouveau style by the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the Milà house, also known as La Pedrera (which means quarry in Catalan), is within easy walking distance of the hotel. Located on Paseo de Gracia 92, this typical Gaudí work was built from 1906 to 1910 at the behest of the married couple Pere Milà i Camps and Roser Segimon i Artells. From the terraces you will delight in a fantastic view of the city, and you'll be able to visit one of the flats inside and appreciate the beauty of period design in every detail. The curved planes formed by straight lines give an exquisite finish to this magnificent work, an emblem of Barcelona that is well worth visiting.
THE BATLLÓ HOUSE
One of Antoni Gaudí’s best known works, the Batlló house bears the hallmark and personality of the Catalan architect during his naturalist period. Despite the fact that the assignment was a complete remodelling, from 1904 to 1906, of an existing building, Gaudí infused this work, located in Paseo de Gracia 43, with great creative freedom, making it fully his own. In the same block you can appreciate the work of other Art Nouveau architects such as the Amatller house, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the Lleó Morera house, by Lluís Domènech i Montaner; and the Miralles house, by Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia. This clustering of works of the same period in a single city block, combined with the artists' ego, has given rise to its popular appellation: the Apple of Discord.