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Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, Barcelona

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Discover early 20th-century modernist architecture at Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. 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. Arrange your visit to Sant Pau Recinte Modernista and discover more family-friendly attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.
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  • I think it was beyond beautiful and definitely overwhelming!!!! its very different than Gaudi's architect and i'm just surprised that not everyone knows this place!!! As well, its only 5-10mins walk a...  more »
  • What a magic place. Every piece of mosaic shines. And there are loads and loads of impressive mosaics. Let me explain. This is a hospital built in the early 1900s. And boy it must have been the most p...  more »
  • Our tour book indicated that the Hospital was worth a visit, and it surely was correct. The architecture was beautiful on all of the buildings and the grounds that were meant to be peaceful for the pa...  more »
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  • A special and recommended short stop, five minutes walk from Sagrada Familia.
  • Overlooked beauty of collection of renovated hospital buildings in Catalan modernist architectural style
  • Impressionant, val la pena visitar-ho!
  • This used to be a hospital? Is what I kept asking myself. At the end of Avenida de Gaudi is this UNESCO World Heritage site and it's not surprising. It's so well planned that one of the many beautiful rooms has a direct view of the cathedral too... The exterior and interiors are so beautiful and unlike other places in Barcelona, it's not too crowded with tourists so you can really enjoy it and take postcard perfect pictures. Some parts are still under restoration but much of it is complete and well worth going!
  • Beautiful architecture, historic and not crowded at all.