See the precursor to Sagrada Familia at Colonia Guell
The church where Gaudi was finally buried after he died suddenly after being hit by a trolley car, the church at Colonia Güell looks like it was built directly into the hill. Inside, it's a cross between the drama of striking buttresses and a massive cave. Saudi himself said had he ever finished it, it would have been a "monumental model" of his other more famous unfinished temple, Sagrada Familia. While you're here, explore Modernista housing and amenities built for the workers at Güell Textile Factory in Santa Coloma de Cervallo near Barcelona.
By Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
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Calle Claudi Güell, 08690 Colònia Güell, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona, Spain
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