Colònia Güell was an industrial textile colony established by Catalonian patron Eusebi Güell. The colony's unfinished church, designed by Gaudí, is particularly famous for its early demonstrations of architectural features and innovations that Gaudí later employed in the design and construction of the Sagrada - it was, in a way, a prototype. The church's construction was abandoned when the start of World War I prompted the Güell family to divert their investment from the church to the factories. #coloniaguell#catalonia#spain#travel
The crypt was the only realized part of this Gaudi cathedral, but it is amazing. In addition to the unique design being interesting Gaudi had local reclaimed materials used in the construction, quarry casts off, brick from burnt down buildings and even the window grates are made of old sewing needles from the local textile factory; it add an great sense of texture and grounds the building in its location.