The crypt/church of La Colonia Guell is exquisite. Words can't describe. The 'porch' is amazing - full of texture and colour, with palm-tree-like columns and arches. And more of the same inside. I can't describe what Gaudi's architecture does for me - it is so in harmony with its surroundings, nature, people - it comforts and is comfortable, it uplifts, it calms. He was an amazing man and architect. And every detail is thought out. The holy water stoups (large clam shells with wrought iron supports) are the same as those in the Sagrada Familia, except that the ones here don't have the silver rims. It is very different from Sagrada Familia though, but just as important to see - both point to God. The rest of La Colonia Guell is also worth seeing, with many fascinating buildings by other architects, and it is an insight into Gaudi's patron Guell, a great benefactor of the period. Make a day of it - it's only 20 or so minutes by train from Placa d'Espanya, so take a picnic to eat in the grounds or eat at one of the three restaurants, and wander round, especially allowing time for the church and to do the complete walk.
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