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Colònia Güell (Santa Coloma de Cervelló)


Colònia Güell: The church (crypt) and mill village

The Gaudí Crypt located in Colònia Güell is the architect’s most hidden treasure. A creation for which his patron, Eusebi Güell, gave him budgetary freedom and which became the test laboratory for the construction of the Sagrada Família. It is the artist’s purest work, where he explored all his skills and perfected his techniques.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005, and in 2013 it became the first monument with this recognition to be awarded Biosphere certification for the sustainable management of its services.
It is located in the Colònia Güell, an atypical industrial colony [Catalan equivalent of Britain’s model villages] for its time, where Gaudí and his friend, Count Güell, implemented their era’s most important technical advances, as well as the latest social reforms.
The audio guide, available in 10 languages, will take you on a unique journey through the architecture, society and culture of the 19th century.
Accessible by public transport: Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) from Plaça d’Espanya, Barcelona. Lines S33, S8 and S4 to Colònia Güell train station (17 minutes).

How to get there

By train: FGC. Tel.: 932 051 515.
Barcelona-Colònia Güell, lines S4, S8 and S33, running from 8.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (leaving every 15 minutes and taking an average of 22 minutes to get there).

By car: road BV-2002 between Sant Boi de Llobregat and Santa Coloma de Cervelló.


Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 3 pm
It will not be possible to access the interior of the Crypt during liturgical events (Sundays at 11 am and 1 pm and on Saturday mornings).
Confirm weekend schedules by calling the information number

Opening hours for groups
Groups by prior reservation
Visit with audio guide

Closed: Good Friday, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January

Prices and discounts

Prices and discounts
Guided tour of Colònia Güell + Church (2 hours) + entry to Permanent Exhibition: €13 per person
Tour with audio guide of Colònia Güell and Gaudí Crypt: €10 per person
Students, pensioners over 65 and large families:
Tour with audio guide of Colònia Güell and Gaudí Crypt: €8 per person

Discount of the Modernisme Route: 20% on current prices with audio guide

More information

Tel.: +34 936 305 807

There is an introductory exhibition at the Information Centre.

Get the Guidebook of Barcelona Modernisme Route

The Barcelona Modernisme Route is an itinerary through the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, who, together with other architects, made Barcelona the great capital of Catalan Art Nouveau. With this route you can discover impressive palaces, amazing houses, the temple that is symbol of the city and an immense hospital, as well as more popular and everyday works such as pharmacies, shops, shops, lanterns or banks. Modernisme works that show that Art Nouveau took root in Barcelona and even today is still a living art, a lived art.

The Guidebook of Barcelona Modernisme Route can be acquired in our centers of Modernisme.

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