Santa Coloma de Cervelló is a municipality and small town near Barcelona in Spain. 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.
The municipality of 8,200 people (2018) encompasses the small town of Colonia Güell, with its many architectural masterpieces.
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.
For Colonia Güell take FGC trains S4, S8 and S33 [dead link] 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.
By foot — it's a small place.
1 Colònia Güell. Sa Su holidays 10:00-15:00. It is a tiny settlement built 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. Adult €8.5, senior/student €6.5, audioguide €1, guided tour €1.5.
Without a doubt the most important object there is:
- 2 [dead link] La cripta de la Colònia Güell (The crypt of the Church of Colònia Güell). see Visitor Service Centre hours. Although it is unfinished and one of the most forgotten of his works, the crypt is a highlight in the creative work of Gaudí. Included in admission to Colònia Güell.
A virtual tour to the crypt is available on the Internet.
Among the other notable buildings are:
Every May there’s a festival to honor the cherries , there is an exhibition of different kinds of cherries.
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. There is a tiny supermarket and a Tobacco shop at the street behind the visitors' centre. 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.
At the Colonia Guel there are a couple of restaurants and a cafe. Also in the lobby of the public toilet facility there are a couple of vending machines with drinks and snacks.
It looks like there is no nightlife in this place.
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.
Free WiFi at the Visitors' Centre.
There a free public toilet just across the street of the Visitor's Centre.
- Montserrat — Santa Coloma de Cervelló and Colonia Guell stations are on the railway line connecting Montserrat with Barcelona.