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Gaudi Crypt and Güell Colony Self-Guided Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enter the world of famous Spanish artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi
  • Explore the fascinating Gaudi Crypt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • An audio-guide and map is available in 7 languages to ensure visitors gain greater understanding of Gaudi’s works
  • Discover the Güell Colony – a perfect blend of modern and traditional Catalan architecture
  • Overview
    The ideal retreat for art lovers and history buffs, discover Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s most iconic works during your tour of the Gaudí Crypt, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

    Gain fascinating insight into the thoughts of this 19th-century visionary, known for his architectural work in progressing Catalan Modernism. The Güell Colony is a complex that beautifully incorporates the conventional Catalan style.

    Your experience will be enriched by an audio-guide and map available in 7 languages.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    You can spend as much time you want at the complex.

    Start time

    1 November to 30 April: Mon to Fri - 10am to 5pm ; Sat, Sun and Holidays – 10am to 3pm
    1 May to 31 October: Mon to Fri - 10am to 7pm ; Sat, Sun and Holidays – 10am to 3pm

    Meeting Point

    Colonia Güell, Barcelona, Spain
    Gaudí Crypt
    Calle Claudi Güell, 08690 Colònia Güell, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona, Spain
    You can reach by:
    Bus: The nearest bus station are: Est. FGC Colònia Güell Station (Buses - L61, L61A, N41) ; Colonia Güell Bus Station ; Pl. Anselm Clavé - "Colònia Güell" Station (Buses - L76)
    Train: Colonia Güell Train Station - Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) from Plaza Espanya, Barcelona (Lines S33, S8 and S4).

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

    Itinerary

    Make your own way to the Gaudi Crypt and the Güell Colony. After exchanging your voucher at the ticket counter, collect your audio guide from the entrance.

    Explore Antoni Gaudi’s hidden treasure by visiting the Gaudi Crypt where he set up his exciting laboratory for the construction and design of his masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. See how he managed to create his masterpiece basilica without the use of buttresses or supporting walls and uncover how he integrated the building into the surrounding hillside.

    Next, see the Güell Colony, an amazing factory settlement for textile workers, commissioned by Gaudi’s wealthy patron, Eusebi Güel. The complex consists of beautiful farmhouses, a school, a theatre, a doctor’s surgery, the workers dwellings and the factory. A splendid blend of traditional Catalan architecture and modern techniques, the Güell Colony shows Gaudi’s artistic finesse and creative flair in all its glory.

    During the visit, grab a bite at the exclusive range of bars and restaurants, relax at the resting areas, and take home a memento from the day at the souvenir store.

    Your tour ends at the Güell Colony.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Admission to Gaudi Crypt and Güell Colony
    • Audio-guide in 7 languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German and Japanese)
    • Map

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers
    • Food and beverages
    • Any purchase at the shops in the complex
  • Please note

    You are required to keep your ticket throughout your entire visit as it is valid for an entire day.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    The area is accessible for old and those with mobility problems.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.