Explore the unfinished work of Antoni Gaudí, one of the leading Spanish architects in his time, with the help of an audio guide and avoid the winding queues with skip the line entry. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the tranquility and beauty of the Modernist architecture that populates Colònia Güell will leave you transfixed!
- Enjoy exclusive skip the line entry into Colònia Güell and skirt the lengthy queues
- Witness the serenity of the town of Colònia Güell, and learn about its history
- Discover the hidden treasure of the town, the legendary Gaudí crypt
- Tour Colònia Güell with an audioguide, which must be selected during booking, and experience a detailed overview of the history and culture surrounding it.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Colònia Güell is an industrial town built during the 19th century in the city of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, situated 20 kilometers south-west of Barcelona. It was made to improve the quality of life of those who worked at the textile mill owned by Eusebi Güell. The buildings are constructed in the popular modernist style of architecture, and theatres, schools, shops, gardens and an Athenaeum were built.
Ca l’Ordal is a building in Colònia Güell that was inspired by the traditional Spanish country houses. Designed by Francesc Berenguer and Joan Rubió, the brick structure gives a view into the life of people living in this era. Ca L’Espinal is another example of the modernist architecture. It is considered to be the finest building in Colònia Güell.
A church was commissioned to the famous designer Antoni Gaudí to be constructed at Colònia Güell. Due to the withdrawal of funding, the church remained unfinished. Several of Gaudí’s famous architectural innovations were first implemented here. Walls and vaults are in the form of hyperbolic parabolas. Most of the structure is decorated by broken mosaic tiling, called “trencadís.” This allows the structure to merge into the natural surroundings. The unfinished church, now known as a crypt was completed by local architects in 2000. They managed to repair the roof of the crypt, which would have served as the floor to the church.
The meeting point is outside the attraction itself. There are two variants to choose from during the time of booking. One of the two has an audioguide tour included. Both of them, however, have exclusive skip the line entry, with which you can bypass the queues. You are required to leave some form of identification (ID) as a deposit for the audioguide.
The highlight of the tour is the hidden treasure, the Gaudí crypt. The church, although unfinished, is one of the best examples of Antoni Gaudí’s work. Witnessing the beauty of it firsthand is a breathtaking experience. The catenary arches and parabolically shaped walls of the crypt with the lush green backdrop make for a splendid sight. You can explore the crypt at your own pace, as well as the laboratory.
You can visit the Gaudí laboratory, where he experimented continuously to discover new innovations, which he later used in the Sagrada Familia. The audioguide will give you a comprehensive history of the entire region. Since the industrial town is situated away from the city, the surrounding greenery fits in perfectly with the style of architecture. You can see the same buildings in their impeccable state, which have been meticulously maintained and conserved.
When you have finished touring the place, you must return the audioguide 10 minutes before the Visitor’s Centre closes.
- Skip the line entry
- Audioguide in 9 languages (if option is chosen)
- Pick up and drop off
Know Before You Go
In the next step of the booking process, you will be asked to choose between the two ticket variants.
- Skip The Line Tickets: Visit to the Crypt + Visit to Colonia Guell
- Skip The Line Tickets + Audioguide: Visit to the Crypt + Visit to Colonia Guell + Audioguide
Colonia Guell is open during the weekdays between 10 AM to 5 PM in winter (November to April) and between 10 AM to 7 PM in summer (May to October). On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays it is open between 10 AM to 3 PM.
Closed: 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January, Palm Sunday and Holy Friday
The tour is accessible for people with reduced mobility. The routes have been adapted to be able to facilitate wheelchairs and to improve the experience for visitors.
Skip The Line Tickets + Audioguide: English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.
## Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your Colonia Guell ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Download the attached document with the QR code. You must show this voucher on your mobile phone at the entrance. You must have a valid photo ID while showing these tickets.
Colònia Güell 08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló (Baix Llobregat -Barcelona)
How to get there
By 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). By train: Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) from Plaza España , Lines S33, S8 and S4. Trains every 15 minutes. Station Colonia Güell.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
08690 La Colònia Güell, Barcelona, Spain, La Colònia Güell