Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Barcelona

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Discover early 20th-century modernist architecture at Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Operating as a fully functioning hospital until 2009, the building now houses a museum and cultural center and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk the grounds to admire the ornate facades and impressive detailing of the structure, or take a tour of the hospital interior for an in-depth look at the building’s former function. Head down Avenida de Gaudí after your visit for prime photo opportunities of both the hospital and the famous Sagrada Familia church. A visit to Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Barcelona vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We just loved it here. Would visit over Park Güell any day. Some beautiful architecture, interesting facts about how it came to be. Definitely worth a visit! 
    We just loved it here. Would visit over Park Güell any day. Some beautiful architecture, interesting facts about how it came to be. Definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • Even though we had previously visited Barcelona, we had never heard of this place. It too some finding as it wasn’t well sign posted but worth the effort. Surrounded by plenty of beautiful buildings.....  more
    Even though we had previously visited Barcelona, we had never heard of this place. It too some finding as it wasn’t well sign posted but worth the effort. Surrounded by plenty of beautiful buildings.....  more »
  • It's not overcrowded like Gaudi's buildings, but equally worth the visit. It's a big complex consisting of a few buildings with a beautiful garden, so I would suggest visiting in the afternoon when... 
    It's not overcrowded like Gaudi's buildings, but equally worth the visit. It's a big complex consisting of a few buildings with a beautiful garden, so I would suggest visiting in the afternoon when...  more »
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  • Definitely a must see while in Barcelona. Former hospital build around 1910 turned into a cultural and historical place / museum. Each building is unique and the architectural details are astonishing. Hard to describe, you simply have to look at the photos!
  • This is one of my most favorite places to visit in Barcelona. It is less known but well worth the tour. The art and philosophie behind the architecture and design is spectacular. I look forward to returning on my next visit and spending more time.
  • A very extraordinary experience. The best part was that everything was written in English as well. A hospital build during 1400 and the items preserved are superb. It was a thrilling experience. A hospital museum. Worth it !! Must visit when you are in Barcelona.
  • Large area walking distance in the city to get to. We came towards the end of the day so we had about 1 hour before closing. We obviously walked pretty quickly but was able to see lots and read lots about the old hospital. Some buildings were closed due to the pandemic but that was as to be expected. The staff were friendly and didn't rush us since we were in the last group. I really loved seeing the old Xray Machine and amazing equipment they had displaced. Great thing to see that's less crowded than the typical touristy places.
  • It is an incredible architectural masterpiece. The fact that this was a public hospital is unbelievable. Descriptions of most of the articles & areas are mentioned at the site, but the audio tour(available in multiple languages) will definitely help you appreciate the beauty & the brilliant minds behind the idea and implementation of this hospital.

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