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“Gaudi's hidden jewel”

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Barcelona Day Trip: Montserrat, Colonia Guell, and Gaudi Crypt
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Gaudi’s most hidden treasure, the Gaudi Crypt which is located inside the Colonia Guell, a textile village packed with surprises just 20 minutes outside Barcelona. The Crypt is the church of twisted columns, the laboratory for the Sagrada Familia which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.
Reviewed May 8, 2012

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.

Thank Pilla
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

We had heard that the Gaudi Crypt was Gaudi's greatest architectural achievement. I am neither an architect nor an engineer, but I do know that the church has a serenity that is missing from all too many religious buildings.
It is definitely worthwhile to take a half day and visit the church, letting its nature envelope you.

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Spectacular mosaic work. True Gaudi goodness off the beaten path. So glad I took the tour that went here. I would have been sad to have missed it.

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

A lesser-known architectural gem by Gaudi, the church of an industrial "colonia", the property of the Count of Guell, for whom Gaudi aslo designed the fanous Guell Park.

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Go there, take a walk in history and have a drink at one of the plazas.

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