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Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, Barcelona
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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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  • This place is simply superb, amazing quiet, functional and modernist architecture. The tour is very well organized and the premises are maintained in a remarkable way. It also allows to get out of the crush of other tourist places.
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  • 12 buildings of the hospital complex, connected by underground corridors with these diagnostic and laboratory services, was built in the early 20th century on the site of the old hospital of the Holy Cross by the architect Lluís domènech I Montaner Domenic. His brainchild is the Palau de la Música Catalana, Europe's only concert hall with natural lighting. Even in the recent 2009 year hospital functioned according to its intended purpose. Then just become a Museum and monument of architecture. And Sant Pau hospital did not disappear completely: Vaughn, behind the fence there are enclosures made of glass and concrete. Most of the premises of the hospital complex was closed to the public. But the most important beauty outside. Joyful, sparkling in the sun still directly and only positive emotions. Tangerine trees hung with cheerful bright fruits. How you can get sick?
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  • my girlfriend and I decided to visit the hospital de la santa creu i sant pau in order to better understand the modernist spirit even in the Interior. We were speechless: the hospital, the entrance of which (for a fee, 10 euros for those under 29 7 euro) provide a clear and comprehensive overview brochure, is a masterpiece. far from the tourist circuit, deserves greater attention on the part of those who want to fully embrace the spirit of Barcelona. It is a visit that I absolutely recommend. just a good hour (and consider that it is less than 15 minutes from the sagrada familia, so. ..).
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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.