Nobody does not like the hospital expeditions, especially on holiday, but a visit to the Hospital de Sant Pau in a not to be missed. Eixample district, near the Sagrada Familia Located in the impressive buildings and park the combination is hard to believe that it is a working hospital.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Site declared in 1997, the hospital was established in the Catalan banker funding. He ordered the construction of a new hospital in his will to the highest architectural, terveydenhuollollisten and technological requirements accordingly. Construction took 30 years and the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner conjured up a unique and revolutionary plan, which included both parks as separate pavilion.
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The whole village seems more modernist than the hospital, and it was deemed revolutionary at a time when open spaces and aesthetics were not believed to help the healing of patients. The building was designed not just aesthetic values, but rather created functional and hygienic care environment. The pavilions, each serving its own purpose and underground walkways allow easy passage between them.
Today, the stunning modernist architecture can be admired on guided tours. Currently, the hospital is under restoration, but the tourist tours are still in operation, and they can watch the progressive renovation work. Ticket price is 10 € for adults and 5 € for reduced rates for groups. Since the restoration is ongoing round of more detailed program will vary according to the situation.
The grand Hospital is a great example of Barcelona’s modernist architecture and represents well this sophisticated, glamorous diverse city. I wish every hospital should be like this!
Different languages guided tours start times:
England – 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00
France – 10:30
Spain – 11.30
Further information about the tours you will find the official website.
How to find, Hospital de Sant Pau hospital:
If you are visiting the Sagrada Familia, you can easily reach the hospital within a few minutes walk along the Avenida Gaudía.
Metro: L5 (Sant Pau / Dos de Mayo), L4 (Guinardó)
Bus: 15, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92