CAT/SP – Ledger n. 55 – News n. 30 – Visit to Antoni Gaudi’s Colònia Güell Crypt.

Today the students of FEDAC Manresa have visited the Colonia Güell: an industrial state with housing for the workers next to the mill, within the property, constituting an urban nucleus with its own social and economic life albeit overseen by the company.

Within the state Gaudí was commissioned to built a church. The construction of the temple began in 1.908. However, in 1.914 the Güell family decided to stop financing the church and Gaudí abandoned the project. In November 1.915 the bishop of Barcelona consecrated the lower nave, the only one to have been built, which made the church be popularly known as the crypt. Even though the church remained unfinished, the church is a culminating point Gaudi’s works. This construction includes for the first time practically all of his architectural innovations.

The Crypt was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.

Today we visited the state and the crypt to learn more about the industrial architecture, which is very important in Catalonia as well as to learn more about Guadí’s innovations in architecture.

We had a great time, a beautiful sunny winter day and a true learning experience.