Gaudi’s Crypt - Colonia Güell with Audio Guide + Train Ticket from Barcelona

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Visit Colonia Güell and Gaudi's Crypt with an audioguide. Get to know more about the largest modernist industrial Colonia in Catalonia and visit the Church of Colònia Güell also know as Gaudi's Crypt, an unfinished work by Antoni Gaudí where he brought together for the first time all of his architectural innovations.

Highlights
  • Walk the entire Colonia Güell village and Gaudi's Crypt with an audioguide
  • Learn more about Guëll, the man behind the construction of Colonia Guëll industrial colony, its history and modernist design
  • Marvel at the Church of Colonia Güell: Gaudi's Crypt where he experimented with a myriad of novel ideas and appreciate its genius
  • Discover this hidden gem just a short train ride from Barcelona (20 minutes)

Description

Explore Colonia Güell and the Church of Colònia Güell also know as Gaudi's Crypt with your audioguide.

You will be captivated by the charm and tranquility of the 19th century vestiges of the modernist area of Colonia Güell. Walk around Colonia Güell's streets and beautiful, singular buildings created by modernist architects. Your audioguide will allow you to understand the most typical characteristics of the modernist movement such as the use of brick walls as a vindication of a Catalan folk architecture, and the incorporation of new techniques and new materials such as iron or ceramic trencadis.

The audioguided itinerary includes the most unique buildings of Colonia Güell such as Ca l'Ordal by Francesc Berenguer and Joan Rubió, the only building of the Colonia inspired in the traditional Catalan country houses and Ca L'Espinal by Joan Rubió i Bellver, the building of the highest quality in the Colonia.

You will also see Can Soler de la Torre, an old catalan country house dating back to the XVII century, where the Güell familiy lived before the colony was constructed. Have a look at the typical elements of a catalan country house as well as to the adjacent chapel.

The Administrator's house, built differently thant the other buildings with a type of cooked brick designed to imitate ashlar stone will be your next stop. Do not miss the decorations at the entrance of the house and its cornices.

You will also see the School and the Teacher's House, the Ateneu Unió that was home to the bar and library, the Fontova Theater where all leisure and cultural events took place, the Doctor's House, the Cooperative headquarters by Francesc Berenguer and Joan Rubió, Sant Luis Parish Center, a social center for kids, the Carmelite Nun's Convent and the Inn.

Then, explore Gaudi's Crypt, the church of the Colonia Güell. According to Gaudi himself: had the church been finished it would have been a 'monumental model of the Sagrada Familia'.

You will be able to admire the place where Gaudi brought together for the first time all of his architectural innovations: the naves single space without using buttresses, flying buttresses or supporting walls.

Get to know more about the set of Gaudi's original solutions which answer to the desire for synthesis between structural planning, construction techniques, and architectural shapes and about aesthetic and symbolic values of the ornamental elements.

Schedules

Winter (November to April)

  • Weekdays: 10 am to 5 pm.

  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10 am to 3 pm

Summer (May to October)

  • Weekdays: 10 am to 7 pm

  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10 am to 3 pm

Closed: January 1st & 6th, March 29th, April 3rd, December 25th & 26th

Includes

  • Admission

  • Train fare

  • English audio guide
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Gaudi’s Crypt - Colonia Güell with Audio Guide + Train Ticket from Barcelona
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Only 15 minutes from Barcelona city center, the crypt of the church of this industrial estate was a “lab” for Gaudí, as many of the complex architectural solutions the brilliant architect would later apply in the Sagrada Familia.

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Inclusions: Admission / Train fare / English audio guide
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Schedule

  • 10:00

    Redeem your voucher with the tickets at Plaza Espanya Station

    From Plaza Espanya Station, Take Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) - Lines S33, S8 and S4. Station and get off at Colonia Güell Station (Journey time: 20 mins).

  • Take Train to Colonia Güell Station

    From Plaza Espanya Station, Take Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) - Lines S33, S8 and S4. Station and get off at Colonia Güell Station. (Journey time: 20 mins)

  • Colonia Güell, modernist town declared Site of Cultural Interest

    The path through the industrial Colonia captivates tourists because of its charm and the tranquility this vestige of the Modernist era inspires through the palpable 19th century atmosphere kept alive. Currently, an important piece of historic and artistic heritage remains in the Colonia Güell.

  • Gaudi’s Crypt, church declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

    The main importance of the church of the Colonia Güell in so far as Gaudi goes is that this is where Gaudi brought together for the first time all of his architectural innovations. As Gaudi said, had the church been finished it would have been a “monumental model of the Sagrada Familia”

  • The Exhibition in the Interpretation Center

    Located in the Colony’s old cooperative, it offers a global vision on what the estate was, how its people lived and the works of Antoni Gaudi.

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    Check-out

  • (For Check-In) Colònia Güell (Colònia Güell, Barcelona, Espanya) Time: 10:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Colònia Güell (Colònia Güell, Barcelona, Espanya)

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Colònia Güell (Colònia Güell, Barcelona, Espanya) Time: 10:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Colònia Güell (Colònia Güell, Barcelona, Espanya)

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Additional Note(s)
  • You can redeem and use the tickets anytime during the opening hours.

  • Information Desk at Plaza Espanya Station opens from 9:00 to 14:00. Please make sure to redeem the voucher during this time.

  • Train departures depends on the day and time of year. Approximate frequency: - from Monday to Friday: departure every 15min - on the week-ends: departure every 30min.

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