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Gaudí's La Pedrera reopens in Barcelona after months of closure

Sagrada Família is set to follow suit on July 25

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15 July 2020 02:45 PM

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ACN|Barcelona

One of Barcelona's most iconic buildings, modernist architect Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera, is now open to the public once again after remaining closed for months due to the public health crisis.

Like many other venues in the post-Covid lockdown era, La Pedrera has taken a number of steps to ensure health and safety, including making sure everyone wears face masks, limiting the building's capacity to avoid crowding and checking visitors' and personnel's temperatures upon arrival.

In addition to reopening La Pedrera's main sites, visitors will also be able to enjoy a temporary exhibition on US photographer William Klein and concerts held as part of the Grec Festival.

The Catalan capital's Sagrada Família, also designed by Gaudí, will be following suit on July 25, though it will only allow entry to tourists on weekends from 9 am to 3 pm – Barcelona residents, on the other hand, will be able to visit it for free in the evening.

The over 37,000 tickets for locals, available at the Sagrada Família website, ran out in under 5 hours, which managing director Xavier Martínez attributes to Barcelona residents "wanting to have their time and space to take in the Sagrada Família's unique beauty." Residents left behind in this first batch will be able to try their luck at obtaining tickets for September visits from August 3. 

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  • Exterior of Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera building, also known as Casa Milà (by Mar Vila)

  • Exterior of Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera building, also known as Casa Milà (by Mar Vila)

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