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Crypt in the Colonia Güell

  • View of the crypt in the Colonia Güell. Santa Coloma de Cervelló © EFE

    View of the crypt in the Colonia Güell. Santa Coloma de Cervelló © EFE





20th century


Claudi Güell, s/n.
08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló
Barcelona, Catalonia

Telephone+34 936305807


This is listed as UNESCO World Heritage, together with another six works by Antoni Gaudí. It is known as the church with twisted columns.

This monument blends in perfectly with the surrounding countryside. It is considered one of Gaudí's most emblematic works due to the architectural techniques 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 experiment with many of the practical solutions he would subsequently use 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.

Practical information



Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Public holidays and Weekend

Permanecerá cerrado:

25 y 26 de diciembre.

1 y 6 de enero.



General: €9,5

Con audioguía

Reduced: €6,50

Groups: €6,20

 Combinat Güell: 14,30€

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Corporate events
Guided tours

Car park

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