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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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Visitamos la colonia Guell, en Santa Coloma de Cervello Barcelona, nos impresionó la cripta , su arquitectura es majestuosa,detallista ,en muy buen estado de conservación. La colonia en general es una... read more »Visited the colonia Güell, in Santa Coloma of Cervelló Barcelona, us impressed the crypt, its architecture is majestic, retailer, in very good state of conservation. The colony in general is a pleasant visit for its modernist architecture, its history and care, recommended tourist spot.show original
The trip here is actually much more simple then you'd expect. No agencies needed. Just take a train (the orange label located with metro underground) at Placa Espanya. Find a yellow ticket machine whi... read more »
Si quieres conocer como eran las colonias industriales de la Barcelona de principios del siglo XX, escapate a visitar este lugar. La Cripta esta integrada en la Colonia Guell y la visita es conjunta. ... read more »If you want to know how they were the industrial colonies of the early 20TH century Barcelona, escape to visit this place. The crypt is integrated in the Colonia Güell, and the visit is joint. Also there is a small exhibit explaining the as and because both the industrial colony and crypt built by Gaudí.show original
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.
Ramon Sadornil Rivera
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!
Oscar CastroOne of the lesser-known gems of Antoni Gaudí. A masterpiece. Interesting also is to see the Colònia Güell which is beside the cryptshow original
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