Còlonia Güell guided tour

Guided tour - Colònia Güell - Mari Carmen Granados

Còlonia Güell guided tour

Guided tour - Colònia Güell - Mari Carmen Granados
2033

Colonia Güell is located 16 km from Barcelona. In this old industrial complex it is found an important architectural work by Gaudí: the Crypt of Colonia Güell.

Throughout the 19th century, Barcelona underwent a great economic, social and cultural change with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution.

At the end of the 19th century, Eusebi Güell, one of Barcelona’s most outstanding businessmen created an industrial colony in Santa Coloma de Cervelló. The colony was formed around the textile factory and covered the employees’ housing, leisure and family needs.

Güell, well known for his close friendship with Gaudí, commissioned the famous architect to build a church for the colony. Gaudí poured great architectural and decorative solutions into the building, which he later used in other works such as the Sagrada Familia Temple.

With this visit we will get to know the historical context of the industrialisation of Barcelona and its social and economic transformations. We will discover the daily life of the industrial colony and the great architectural successes of Gaudí in his work.

Itinerary

The visit starts at the Interpretation Centre of Colonia Güell, that contains an exhibition and audiovisuals.

Then we will walk through the streets of the colony and finally, we will visit the Crypt.


Language: English

Place: Santa Coloma de Cervelló - Colònia Güell

Province: Barcelona

Country: Spain

Activity level: Light

Duration Service: 2 hours

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Author: M.Carme Granados

El meu nom és M. Carme Granados i sóc de Reus. La meva passió per les humanitats em va portar a cursar la llicenciatura d’Història de l’Art a la Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Més tard vaig tenir ocasió d’especialitzar-me cursant el Màster Oficial en Gestió del Patrimoni Cultural de la Universitat de Barcelona. La importància del turisme per a la valoració i la conservació de la nostra cultura i per a la dinamització econòmica i social que desenvolupa, em va dur a orientar la meva carrera professional cap aquest camp. Així doncs, què millor que ser guia turística per viure de prop l’art, la cultura i la història i, poder així, transmetre-les als visitants. He treballat com a monitora de tallers infantils i sènior, com guia i informadora de museus i altres centres culturals, també he tingut ocasió de treballar en la gestió d’alguns museus i evidentment, com a guia turística especialitzada en la província de Tarragona.