Santa Coloma de Cervelló

Santa Coloma de Cervelló is a small minicipality near Barcelona in Spain.

Understand

It’s a nice village in the region of the Baix Llobregat, where there are many pine forests to walk around. It has the tranquillity of a small town and it is near the big city. There are many streets with home gardens.

In Santa Coloma de Cervelló municipality is located Colònia Güell — a famous and one of the most important modernist sites in the province of Barcelona.

Get in

By train

For Colonia Güell take FGC trains S4, S8 and S33 from Plaça d'Espanya, Barcelona, get off at Colonia Güell stop, then follow blue footprints painted on the pavement.

Santa Coloma de Cervelló is the next stop.

If, by chance, you are heading to Colonia Güell right from the airport by R2 Nord train, then you don't need to go to Plaça d'Espanya to get a FGC train. Instead you can make a change at Bellvitge RENFE stop (the 2nd from the airport) to Gormal FGC station (just cross a square) and save half an hour.

Get around

By foot — that's a small place.

See

Ca l'Ordal, Colònia Güell

Colònia Güell

  Colònia Güell. It is a tiny settlement built on-purpose around a textile factory. The works began in 1890 and a number of renowned Catalan architects participated in this project: Antoni Gaudí, Francesc Berenguer, Joan Rubio.

Without a doubt the most important object there is:

The crypt of the Church of Colònia Güell
The original project of the church

A virtual tour to the crypt is available on the Internet.

Among the other notable buildings are:

Do

Every May there’s a festival to honor the cherries , there is an exhibition of different kinds of cherries.

Buy

The people come to live here to be quiet . There aren’t many stores because it’s very small but it’s safe and friendly. It has a square where every Sunday, many people take their children out to play.

There is a farmer's market on Saturday mornings in Colonia Guell.

Eat

At the Colonia Guel there is a couple of restaurants and a cafe. Also in the lobby of the public toilet facility there is a couple of vending machines with drinks and snacks.

Drink

It looks like there is no nightlife in this place.

Sleep

There are no hotels here, but Barcelona is only 20 minutes away by train. Perhaps you'd be able find an apartment to rent here.

Connect

Free WiFi at the Visitor's Centre.

Cope

There a free public toilet just across the street of the Visitor's Centre.

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