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Ana Viladomiu inside her apartment in La Pedrera.
Ana Viladomiu inside her apartment in La Pedrera.

Life as a resident of La Pedrera

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Ana Viladomiu is the last tenant left in the arch-famous Barcelona building designed in the early 20th century by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It is not always easy dealing with the peculiarities of such a home.

  • Ana Viladomiu says she did not always love her place the way she does now.
    1Ana Viladomiu says she did not always love her place the way she does now.
  • A million visitors flock to the landmark Barcelona building every year, making access difficult for its last tenant. The balconies with the wrought iron belong to Viladomiu.
    2A million visitors flock to the landmark Barcelona building every year, making access difficult for its last tenant. The balconies with the wrought iron belong to Viladomiu.
  • Ana Viladomiu inside her living room. The apartment is a blinding white.
    3Ana Viladomiu inside her living room. The apartment is a blinding white.
  • The entrance to the house features a bicycle and a rug designed by Óscar Tusquets.
    4The entrance to the house features a bicycle and a rug designed by Óscar Tusquets.
  • The circular hallway is a hallmark of the buiilding design. A character in Viladomiu's book says she enjoys looking out from here at night.
    5The circular hallway is a hallmark of the buiilding design. A character in Viladomiu's book says she enjoys looking out from here at night.
  • To get to her apartment, Viladomiu has to navigate tourists, security guards and metal detectors.
    6To get to her apartment, Viladomiu has to navigate tourists, security guards and metal detectors.