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Santa Coloma de Cervelló


Colonia Güell Crypt


Contact details

Claudi Güell s/n
08690  Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona  (Catalonia)
coloniaguell@adleisure.com
http://www.gaudicoloniaguell.org

Location

Autonomous region:
Catalonia

Province/Island:
Barcelona

Barcelona

Reservations


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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

The church with twisted columns

This monument blends in perfectly with the surrounding countryside. It is considered one of Gaudí's most emblematic works for the architectural solutions he used.

Businessman Eusebio Güell commissioned Gaudí to build a church for his textile factory workers in the village of Santa Coloma de Cervelló. This job allowed the architect to try out many of the practical solutions he would go on to employ in later projects. The building could not be finished on account of financial problems, but the entranceway, crypt, staircase to the church, and the base of one of the bell towers were all completed. Access to the crypt is via the entranceway, a portico with a series of leaning columns. The crypt has a star-shaped polygonal floor plan, with brick and basalt pillars.

Construction:
Church

Artistic period:
Modernism

Historic period:
20th Century

Practical information

Schedule

From May 01 to Oct 31
From Monday to Friday
From 10:00 to 19:00

Public holidays
From 10:00 to 15:00

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Friday
From 10:00 to 17:00

From 10:00 to 15:00

Prices

General: €7
Reduced: €5,50

Services

Audio guide, Guided tours

Map


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