Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Santa Coloma de Cervello

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#12 of 66 in Historic Sites in Province of Barcelona
Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • This is an important building in the development of the techniques used by Gaudi. The Crypt is just a short metro ride from the City and the station is just a short walk away from the Crypt through a ...  more »
  • This is located just on the edge of Sant Boi there is this amazing structure which began as a crypt and was designed by Gaudi and was not completed when he died suddenly in 1914 and later finished usi...  more »
  • We had the crypt all to ourselves, which was nice after being at all of Gaudi's other busy attractions. However, we really only spent 30minutes there as it is tiny and unfinished. I'm not sure it was ...  more »
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  • I'm tempted not to mention this place but consider it the most evocative of Gaudi,s work what a wonderful experience after the overcrowded sites within the city. In my opinion the one to visit.
  • A wonderful place to break your head by observing this incredible architecture of Gaudi...unforgettable
  • Very good example of Gaudi's architectural style
  • A destination for anyone following the works of Antoni Gaudí. The Cripta Gaudí (Church of Colònia Güell) and the village La Colònia Güell are an experiment by Gaudí's patron and entrepreneur Eusebi Güell. A simple train ride from downtown Barcelona. Spend the day walking around the village and learn a little about this fascinating and forward thinking experiment in a worker owned cooperative. Way ahead of it's time.
  • 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.

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