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The Hospital de Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, located in the Barcelona Eixample district, is just one architectural wonder that you will find waiting for you, and it is a real gem! If you travel to Barcelona, you will no doubt be struck by the sheer volume of captivating architecture. If you choose to go on the Barcelona modernism route, you will find this building to be one of the more interesting stops.

The main façade of the Hospital de Sant Pau

The main façade of the hospital

The Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is a grouping of visually arresting buildings in the Barcelona Eixample district. There are 27 separate pavilions and one large main building. It's fascinating to take a tour and see the various gardens and buildings.

Designed by the famous architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, the hospital was built from 1901 to 1930 and stands as a tribute to Catalan Modernism. It currently consists of some modern buildings; however, the hospital, formerly located in El Raval district, can trace its founding to 1401.

There is no doubt that the cultural importance of the hospital. In 1991, the Generalitat de Catalunya awarded it with the honor of the “Creu de Sant Jordi.”

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The Hospital de Sant Pau was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO

The hospital was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Domenech i Montaner - A Barcelona Architecture Luminary

Lluis Domenech i Montaner was born on December 21, 1850, and died on December 27, 1923. He is considered to be one of the most influential Spanish and Catalan architects in history, and his work still resonates to this day.

While he was a famous architect, he was also dedicated to education and served for over four decades as a university professor. Eventually Domenech i Montaner became the director at the Escola d'Arquitectura.

Since this great architect was born in Barcelona, the city takes great pride in his work. UNESCO has designated the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau as a World Heritage Site. Anyone visiting this Barcelona architecture masterpiece will quickly understand why.

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The Hospital de Sant Pau is part of the Modernisme Route

The building is part of the Modernisme Route

Hospital de Sant Pau and the Barcelona Modernisme Route

Today, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is part of the Barcelona Modernisme Route (Ruta del Modernisme). The tour of great works of architecture is a real treat for visitors. It consists of structures from Domenech i Montaner, Antoni Gaudí, and Puig i Cadafalch.

Their combined works have solidified Barcelona’s place in the world of modernism. Expect to see a wide variety of buildings including, of course, the world-famous Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. You can go on a tour of the building several times each day.

We offer a great discount on this exciting walking tour. You'll receive this discount when you buy the Bus Turistic ticket.

One excellent reason to explore the Barcelona Modernisme Route is that it ensures that you will get out and see a great deal of Barcelona. Following this guidebook will help you do more than simply see the impressive hospital.

By following the Modernisme Route, you will get to see sites and areas of Barcelona that you may have otherwise missed and this is, of course, always exciting.

If you wish to follow the Barcelona modernism route, don’t be intimidated, as it is actually pretty easy to follow. However, be warned that seeing everything during a short trip to the city is unlikely, as there are many works on the route.

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The Hospital de Sant Pau is an icon in Barcelona architecture

The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is an icon in Barcelona architecture

Why Should You Seek Out Great Barcelona Architecture?

You don’t have to know a great deal about buildings to appreciate the vast riches of Barcelona architecture. You will find a wide array of works that are innovative, creative and quite often very surprising. When you visit Barcelona, you will get great insights into its history, and architecture is essential to the people and the city.

Architecture gives us lots of insight not just into a place but the people that live there. The kind of buildings that people build is more than just brick, mortar, steel and glass. Architecture shows us how a culture sees the world and perhaps even their place in that world. What motivates people to build the way that they do is just as impressive as the structures themselves.

If you see La Sagrada Familia while you are in Barcelona, you will be happy to know that the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is quite nearby. We recommend adding this attraction to your itinerary, and, of course, be sure to take advantage of the discount coupon that we offer for the walking tour.

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