Colònia Güell Crypt | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Colònia Güell Crypt Gaudí's testing ground
World Heritage

Eusebi Güell, faithful defender of the works of Antoni Gaudí, commissioned the architect to design a church for the textile village that he had constructed in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, close to Barcelona.

Construction didn't begin until the end of 1908, two years after its commission. Moreover, Gaudí abandoned the project in 1914 and work was suspended indefinitely in 1916, at which point only the crypt was built.

But for Antoni Gaudí, both the project and the construction of the crypt in Colònia Güell were a testing laboratory, where he experimented with architectural solutions and new structural techniques that he later used in the Sagrada Família. He made bold attempts, using brick and stone that pushed the limits of the construction of architectural structures, such as the parabolic arches and the sloping walls and columns.

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What can I do?

- With the guided visits and audiotours, you will learn about all the details of Gaudí's workshop.
- If you are bringing your family, don't lose out on the audiovisuals in one of the permanent exhibition halls.
- Schools can choose between an ample offering of educational visits and workshops.
- Request more information if you want to visit the crypt as a group.

Audio guides

Colònia Güell
C. Claudi Güell, s/n
08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló (Barcelona)
Tel. (+34) 936305807

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