Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Santa Coloma de Cervello

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#14 of 68 in Historic Sites in Province of Barcelona
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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  • August 19, 2017
    Yesterday we went to know the Colònia Güell, they recommended we do guided tour to learn about both the crypt and environment associated with it. It was the best visit guided tour that we have done, very complete, we met the colony, its history and the environment, and finally the great Gaudí's work... I would like to highlight the excellent work of our guide, Nuria F., thanks to his passion and knowledge make took us all to another era, explaining with all luxury touches every corner of the course. A luxury. Thank you, a 10!
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  • August 17, 2017
    a circuit very interesting damage that the visit was not in french she allows to see lots of little-known things.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We dropped in at home in Montserrat. Buy tickets by information (located in the front toilet) first of all, into the building. Is front doors, chairs, stained glass, candles the small church for the workers of textile factories, buildings and underground places of worship in a pure, get? Etc. on Gaudí feeling of femininity.
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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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