In its day, Colonia Guell was a pioneeering idea by industrialist Eusebi Guell, to improve the quality of life for the workers and their families who toiled in his mills. Driven by the unrest, sweeping through the industrial heart of Barcelona, Guell decided to move his entire operation out of the city.
His concept was to create an ‘industrial village’, centred around the mill, with lots of amenities for his workers and their families. He brought in some of the leading ‘modernista’ architects and set about bringing his idea to life.
The result is staggering and to the workers of the time, it must have seemed like another world compared to the slums of the city they were used to. Terraced houses, a theatre, a school, shops, gardens and a Gaudi designed and built church.
Gaudi was heavily influenced by nature and coming out here you can finally experience one of his buildings in its original setting, not swallowed up by urbanisation
Of course the ‘Gaudi Crypt’ is the main draw today, but strolling around the site you can enjoy more than 20 unique buildings in the ‘modernise’ style.
Plan plenty of time, there really is so much more to see than just the Crypt, amazing as it is.
General Ticket – 7.00€ Adults
General Ticket – 5.50€ Students/OAPs
General Ticket + Audio guide – 9.00€ Adults
General Ticket + Audio Guide – 7.50€ Students/OAPs
Offer A – Ticket and Guided Tour of the Crypt Adults 9.50€ Students/OAPs 8.00€
Offer B – Ticket and Guided Tour of Colonia Guell Adults 9.50€ Students/OAPs 8.00€
COMBINE Offer A + Offer B Adults 11.50€ Students/OAPs 9.30€
SUMMER – Weekdays 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 10.00 – 15.00
WINTER – Weekdays 10.00 – 17.00 Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 10.00 – 15.00
CLOSED – January 1st & 6th, March 29th, April 3rd, December 25th & 26th
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How To Get There
A little tricky as it is outside Barcelona but either car or train is best (there are organised excursions too, ask at your hotel)
CAR – Access from road B-2002 between Sant Boi de Llobregat and Santa Coloma de Cervelló. From the C-31 (direction Sant Boi de Llobregat), the C-32 (exit 53), A2, and A7 (Direction Sant Boi de Llobregat)
TRAIN – Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) from Plaza España , Lines S33, S8 and S4. Trains every 15 minutes. Station Colonia Güell (Outside the station, cross the road and follow the BLUE footprints to the visitor centre)