Colonia Guell - Gaudi Crypt, Santa Coloma de Cervello
(4.3/5 based on 460 reviews on the web)
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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  • We enjoyed our visit to this model town. The Crypt is an incredible display of Gaudi's vision up close. Where the Sagrata Familia continues to be built though other architects' interpretation, this cr...  more »
  • It is amazing all the genius of Gaudi and in this crypt that is still unfinished for reasons that are not known. Materials used and mix them as well as the architectural design is really impressive, is like a holy family in lower dimension.
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  • This was an interesting place to visit by my least favorite. It cost more money for the cab ride just to get there. 
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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!
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  • 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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