Colonia Guell - Gaudi Crypt, Santa Coloma de Cervello
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Located only 20 minutes outside of Barcelona, Colonia Guell - Gaudi Crypt is a must-see for fans of Antoni Gaudí, or anyone interested in surreal architecture. Work on the church began in 1890, funded by Count Eusebi de Güell, but his financial problems prevented its completion and only the crypt was finished. Here, Gaudí pioneered many of the techniques he would later use in the Sagrada Familia. He created an inverse model of the church by hanging birdshot from a network of strings, allowing him to discover the correct curvature for the pillars and arches. This allowed him to construct the naves without buttresses or supporting walls. Lose yourself inside the structure, which blends in seamlessly with the surrounding hills. Admire the rough-hewn stone columns and stained glass windows while enjoying the audio tour that comes with your visit. Arrange your visit to Colonia Guell - Gaudi Crypt and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santa Coloma de Cervello using our Santa Coloma de Cervello trip builder.
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  • Guided tour of the colony and the crypt of 2 hours of duration. Visit performed by Núria, very attentive Guide, teaching and entertaining. A great morning. Recommend book with advance to carry out the visit guided. Maybe missing some of visit to the factory and make discounts to unemployed persons, disabled persons, teachers... It's worth much.
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  • A place where you feel comfortable, I advise it for tourism, is like being in heaven if you like modern architecture you would like
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  • First stop of the tour to Montserrat by Catalunya Bus Turistic. Excellent, in my opinion. We know the crypt of the Church-the rest was built-. The lines and genius of Gaudi are striking.
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  • Cripta Gaudi church is a very nice Gaudi style construction. Is located inside Colonia Guell (a smalll village in Santa Coloma town) at 25 minutes by train from Barcelona. Actually is the only attraction in this area.
  • Simple yet beautiful and usually not crowded at all. Don't miss the other buildings nearby although they're not Gaudi's
  • It is only the church, but very worth to visit!
  • beautiful
  • The crypt of Gaudí spectacular... If it can be to be a sunny day... Is full of geniuses of design and the Colonia Güell a pleasant walk with different architecture houses... Go and spend the day is worth
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