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Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt

Claudi Guell, 6, 08690 Santa Coloma de Cervello, Spain
+34 936 30 58 07
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Gaudi’s most hidden treasure, the Gaudi Crypt which is located inside the Colonia Guell, a textile village packed with surprises just 20 minutes outside Barcelona. The Crypt is the church of twisted columns, the laboratory for the Sagrada Familia which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.
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Claudi Guell, 6, 08690 Santa Coloma de Cervello, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit of Colonia Guell was one of my favorite experience in Barcelona. Located in the countryside (we went there by train), it is one of many beautiful spot build by Gaudi. The crypt located there is where Gaudi trained for years to build the...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing crypt designed by Gaudi, where all architectural structures and designs later used in Sagrada Familia are found. The wooden benches inside the crypt were also designed by Gaudi. Visit first the information center located within the former textile's workers town (called Colonia Guell), for...More

Thank AppleMc
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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 quaint typical Spanish village. All the...More

Thank LoisD96
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

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 using his unusual design. It is a...More

1  Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 worth the effort of leaving Barcelona. The town...More

Thank 335bkm
Reviewed 17 May 2017

unlike other Guell's attractive, this is a relatively quiet church in a quiet village. The chapel is amazing decorated with beautiful colorful stones. Im not a Christian, i feel Im "purified" by the light thru the colurful windows. I took metro to Colonia Guell. You...More

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Thank cliftont230
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This trip included a train ride from the Espanya metro station. It was a bit out but interesting. The church was beautiful but not as amazing as the sites in Barcelona. The huge attraction is the little bar in town on the walking audio tour....More

Thank Dunichick
Reviewed 12 May 2017

So worth the visit to learn more about the history of Gűell and Gaudi. Small train journey away from city and so relaxing. Would love to live there

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Thank Jeroen F
Reviewed 20 April 2017

While smaller than La Sagrada Familia, the Crypt at Colonia Güell is Gaudi at his most experimental, with each element individually designed. In the Crypt, Gaudi was able to stretch his structural engineering genius to its limits. Tasked by Eusebi Güell in 1898 to build...More

1  Thank tombantle
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The crypt is a precursor of the Sagrada Familia. It's very beautiful and nice to seat on benches designed by Gaudi. A lot less people than for the Sagrada. If you want to escape the crowd for a while don't hesitate. The village is very...More

1  Thank Lews31
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You can go to the information centre to get a map. There is a fee if you want to visit the church designed by Gaudí. There is an audio-guide available at a charge. If you follow the route, listen to the audio guide and... More
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