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Colonia Güell – tickets, prices, guided tours, Gaudi’s crypt

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Colonia Güell has been tucked away in the Barcelona Hills for more than a century. 

It was created by the renowned industrialist Eusebi Güell and was constructed by the great architect Antoni Gaudi.

The city’s steady southerly expansion towards El Prat’s main airport, however, means that its unveiling is only a matter of time, which is creating a wealth of opportunity.

This article shares everything you should know before buying your Colonia guell Barcelona tickets.

Colonia Güell in Barcelona

What to expect at Colonia Guell

Visit Colonia Güell, witness the late 19th-century weaving community, and explore Gaudi’s best-kept secret, the Crypt.

Your audio tour will explain the what, why, when, where, and how of the Crypt, as well as how it influenced the Sagrada Familia.

See a UNESCO World Heritage site that has been seamlessly incorporated into the surrounding hills, a development that was entirely novel at the time.

As you go through The Colonia Güell, you’ll get a sense of what a typical late 19th-century industrial textile community was like.

Gaudii’s Crypt and Colonia Guell€10
Guided Tour of Colonia Guell€13
Gaudii’s Crypt and Colonia Guell from Barcelona€14

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Where to buy Colonia Guell tickets

There are two modes of buying tickets for Colonia Guell in Barcelona – online or offline at the attraction.

If you land at the venue to buy tickets, you’ll have to line up at the ticket counter. During peak times, these lines can get long, and you will end up wasting your time. 

Online tickets for the Colonia Guell in Barcelona can be cheaper than the tickets sold at the venue. 

When you book online and in advance, you also get your preferred time of visit. 

Online tickets also help you avoid last-minute disappointment when tickets get sold out.

How online ticket works

On the booking page, select your preferred date, time slot, and number of tickets, and buy them right away.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email. 

You don’t need to take any printouts. 

All you have to do is show the ticket on your smartphone and prepare for the tour.

Cost of Colonia Guell tickets 

The Colonia Guell Barcelona tickets cost €10 for all visitors aged 10 years and above. 

Students and seniors (above 65 years) get the tickets at a discounted price of €8 (with a valid ID).

Children up to the age of 9 years can enter Colonia Guell Barcelona for free.

Tickets for Gaudi’s Crypt & Colonia Guell 

Tickets for Gaudi’s Crypt & Colonia Guell
Image: Facebook.com(Criptagaudi)

At Colonia Güell, the former textile village outside of Barcelona, you can unlock Gaudi’s best-kept secret, The Crypt.

Explore his lab to see where he tested out some cutting-edge methods that he eventually used on the Sagrada Familia. 

Your experience will be enhanced by the intriguing audio guide.

This tour has an audio guide in English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

At the Colonia Güell box office, present your mobile ticket to get entry.

You must leave some ID as a deposit until the audio guide is returned.

Ticket Price 

Adult Ticket (10 to 64 years): €10
Student Ticket (with valid ID): €8
Children Ticket (up to 9 years): Free 
Senior Ticket (65+ years): €8 

Guided tour of Colonia Guell 

You can learn more about this magnificent industrial colony by purchasing tickets for Gaudi’s Crypt and Colonia Güell as well as a guided tour.

Start by taking a look around the structure housing the visitor center’s permanent exhibit. 

The two-story structure is separated into sections that give an overview of the Colony and the Crypt’s creation.

See the moody streets of the formerly industrial city while learning about the many instances of Modernist architecture.

Ticket Price 

Adult Ticket (10 to 64 years): €13
Student Ticket (with valid ID): €10
Children Ticket (up to 9 years): Free 
Senior Ticket (65+ years): €10 

Gaudii’s Crypt and Colonia Guell from Barcelona

Gaudii’s Crypt and Colonia Guell from Barcelona
Image: wikipedia.org

Discover Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterwork by taking a train ride to Colonia Güell, a 19th-century weaving community, and seeing the crypt there.

Explore this UNESCO-protected architectural marvel’s interesting past and well-kept mysteries.

Catch the train to the beautiful Crypt and Colonia Güell from the Pl. Espanya FGC train station.

This tour has an audio guide in English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Ticket Price 

Adult Ticket (10 to 64 years): €14
Children Ticket (up to 9 years): 5
Senior Ticket (65+ years): €11 

Save time & money! Buy Barcelona Pass and see Barcelona’s top local landmarks and attractions. Explore spectacular Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Plaça de Catalunya, and enjoy the city tour from the top deck of the hop-on, hop-off bus.

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How to reach Colonia Guell

The Colònia Güell is located in the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, 23 km (14 miles) to the southwest of Barcelona.

Address: Carrer Claudi Güell, 08690 La Colònia Güell, Barcelona, Spain. Get Directions 

The most convenient way to reach Colonia Guell is by train, bus, and car.

By Train

Colònia Güell is the nearest train station, only 6 minutes walk away.

By Bus

Est. FGC Colònia Güell is the nearest bus stop, only 5 minutes away.

By Car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your google maps and get started!

Parking Colònia Güell is the nearest parking station to Colonia Guell, only 3 minutes away.

Colonia Guell timings

You can visit Colonia Guell in Barcelona any day of the week.

Monday to Friday it runs from 10 am to 5 pm while Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.

How long does Colonia Guell take

It takes around two to three hours to complete the Colonia Guell tour. 

Choose the early hours of the day, i.e., 10 am to 11 am, for a visit to enjoy a hassle-free time.

If you visit Colonia Guell early in the morning, it won’t be crowded, and you can explore it peacefully. 

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What to see at Colonia Guell

Textile workers are no longer housed in Colonia Güell, the largest modernist community in Catalonia.

Visitors to the red-brick building today come to experience the atmosphere of the 19th century.

Gaudii Crypt

The Gaudi crypt is the only portion of the Colonia Güell Church that has been finished. 

The crypt has minimal natural light but is illuminated by the stained-glass windows that let in iridescent light beams.

The Chapel

Gaudi spent hours exploring revolutionary architectural techniques, such as the poly-funicular scale model, at the Chapel.

Industrial Buildings

The industrial town, or Recinte Industrial, of Colonia Güell, is a titan of modernist history and boasts the most cutting-edge design and construction. 

The 19th century is reflected in brick walls with industrial elements like iron and ceramic intermingled.

Colònia Güell Exhibition

A permanent exhibition with five sections, including Industrial Colonies, The Mill, People, Colonia Güell, and Gaudi’s Church, is housed at the former cooperative in Colonia Güell.

The exhibition is a worthwhile experience for those who are curious about the history of the Catalan workers’ colonies. 

Keep an eye out for the church model that was used to build La Sagrada Familia.

Can Soler de la Torre

The Güell family’s vacation home was Can Soler de la Torre, which is situated in Plaça de la Masia.

The estate was transformed into a hub for culture and the arts as a way to raise the standard of living for the workers. 

Together with other significant structures, the historic mill that belonged to the Count is now a World Heritage Site.

Ca L’Ordal

Families of peasants, some of whom worked at the mill, lived in Ca L’Ordal and served the landowners as tenants.

Renowned modernist architect Joan Rubió I Bellver created the homes in 1894. One of the historic sites in the industrial community is Ca L’Ordal, which is situated in Plaça Anselm Clavé.

Ca L’Espinal

What was originally the mill manager’s home is now a private residence. 

On Malvehy Street in Colonia Güell, Ca L’Espinal was constructed by Joan Rubió I Bellver in 1900.

Brick lattices, geometric patterns, and the building’s construction as an old steeple are distinctive architectural features that set this structure differently.

Casa del Secretario

The Secretary’s House, one of the few structures in Colonia Güell that stands out from the others, has distinctive architecture with a roomy balcony and an iron bat motif on the door.

The Secretary of Santa Coloma de Cervelló lived at the mansion.

Torre Salvana Castle

The Castle of Hell, which dates back to the 10th century, is located exactly at Colonia Güell’s entrance.

After a fight in 1715, the castle was destroyed, leaving it to stand in ruins today. 

Its walls are the subject of many legends, and residents say the castle has been the scene of several ghostly occurrences.

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