Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Santa Coloma de Cervello

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. To visit Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt and other attractions in Santa Coloma de Cervello, use our Santa Coloma de Cervello attractions planner.
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  • You don't leave much, little people, since you're far from BCN. You have to go without fail, it's very nice, it's not all big cathedrals and huge buildings.
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  • Small church of Gaudí, where its essence falls in love, lovers of modernist architecture. The reform, subsequent that was done. He got lost his charm, breaking with straight shapes, cement and aluminum
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  • You must spend some time outside Barcelona to see the beginning of the village and the marvelous cript. It is another step to understand Gaudí.
  • The best European Cultural Heritage, wonderful and unique. Excellent experience, a true jewel to discover.
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