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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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  • Very interesting despite the tourist crowds. Also the security controls, you must endure but on pretty much every major attraction about themselves are annoying.
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  • The hospital Sant Pau is a work of the architect Lluís domènech i montaner. Already the Empfangspavillion is impressive. Then it continued in the tunnel system underground to linking the various wings. Worth seeing is the OP building, the infirmary pavilions which contributed the beautiful gardens and the overall design of the system certainly essential to the recovery of the sick. Overall, the complex radiates peace and is overrun by tourists, not very.
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  • Beautiful but not written on the maps as a place of interest. We stumbled upon by accident because a lady from Barcelona we showed how interesting place and so it was: pavilions to visit with projected onto drapes what was in place that you visited; pure Gaudi architecture; curatussimi gardens surrounding the property. Recommend visiting!
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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.