Discover two of Antoni Gaudí’s best-kept secrets

Enjoy discounts on your tickets to visit Gaudí’s Crypt at Colonia Güell and the Palau Güell

 Two of the most iconic buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí, both declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are coming together to showcase the work of this genius architect, as well as to promote and raise the profile of Catalan cultural heritage in general. Therefore, if you visit Gaudí’s Crypt at Colonia Güell and then present your ticket at the Palau Güell ticket office, or vice versa, you will be able to enjoy a discounted rate.

This promotional campaign stems from a joint agreement between Barcelona City Council and the Consorci de la Colònia Güell (which manage these heritage sites), and is supported by the Consorci de Turisme del Baix Llobregat to raise the profile of the two most iconic and lesser-known treasures by Antoni Gaudí.

The campaign aims to promote two leading heritage sites and, for the first time, combines a heritage site in the city of Barcelona with one of the main tourist attractions in the Baix Llobregat region, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province of Barcelona.

Antoni Gaudí and Eusebi Güell form the link between these two buildings. The businessman, Eusebi Güell, commissioned Antoni Gaudí to build the Palau Güell, his residence, and subsequently the Colonia Güell church, where he installed his factory.


The Palau Güell (1886)

This work led to one of the partnerships that would go on to permanently shape Catalan Modernism. Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi commissioned Antoni Gaudí to design his new residence: a palace located in the centre of Barcelona and very close to the port.

The Palau Güell is the best-kept urban palace by Antoni Gaudí and the one with the least structural modifications you can visit in Barcelona. It can be found on Carrer Nou de la Rambla, very close to La Rambla. It is a youthful creation and contains the essence of all later works by the architect. Its walls exude wealth and originality through exquisite details made from premium materials. Strolling through the Palau, entering the central hall and listening to the organ transports the visitor back to a traditional dilluns de casa Güell concert from the late 19th Century.


Gaudí’s Crypt and the Colonia Güell (1908)

Eusebi Güell again commissioned Antoni Gaudí to design a church at the Colonia Güell, in Santa Coloma de Cervelló. The businessman who fought to improve working conditions at his family-run textile factory decided to create a space in which employees not only worked but were also able to live and enjoy their free time and religion. The Colonia Güell was the answer, a symbol of Gaudí’s artistic plenitude and an essential visit for anyone wishing to fully understand his great work: the Sagrada Familia.

Gaudí’s Crypt contains leaning columns, flower-shaped stained-glass windows, flowing spaces, overhead arches and a perfect integration of the building into its surroundings. The church includes numerous examples of Gaudí’s domain over the applied arts, both in terms of the furnishings and the decorations.

Besides an opportunity to admire Gaudí’s work, the Colonia Güell offers visitors a chance to walk the streets and contemplate the most significant Modernist constructions to be found in the suburb, which are also of considerable architectural interest. You can visit the Interpretation Centre, located in the former building of the consumer cooperative, where there is a permanent exhibition examining the colony, and more particularly, the church.


Additional information can be found at:

C. Claudi Güell, 6 - Colònia Güell

Santa Coloma de Cervelló.


Additional information can be found at: or at the Palau Güell ticket offices, 5 Carrer Nou de la Rambla, Barcelona.