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Esglesia de l'hospital de la Santa Creu i Santa Pau

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Modernist architectual masterpiece

We decided to visit the holy cross hospital after the marvels of the Sagrada Familia. Contrary to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EldarND
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Ghent, Belgium
A Modernista (Art Nouveau) masterpiece!

Don't miss it! If you're in the Sagrada Familia area, this is a must-see....and if it's the first... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Valerie B
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit the holy cross hospital after the marvels of the Sagrada Familia. Contrary to the overcrowded Sagrada Familia, the Holy Cross Hospital is a welcome refugee for all that wish to admire the modernist architecture in piece. The hospital itself is an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EldarND
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Don't miss it! If you're in the Sagrada Familia area, this is a must-see....and if it's the first Sunday in the month, it's free! This was a working hospital until relatively recently, which is amazing as you walk around the various buildings. Historically, architecturally, socially...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Can't belive this bundling used to be a hospital. Looks like a museum. Amazing entrance. Didnt go inside but visited this place twice - during a day and in the evening.. Stunning.. Worth just to have a walk up there to see it. Easy to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank annawalton86
Reviewed 30 May 2018

So in most guide books, the Hospital Santa Pau is not really played up. In Rick Steves it is almost a footnote! We spent nearly 3 hours touring this architectural gem! This is one of the most unique and well thought out public buildings of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cris9505
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Viewed from the front and all sides it is a feast for the eyes. Anyone visiting Barcelona must make this one of their stops.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I cannot even conceive any country anywhere in the world building such a magnificent hospital for the common people. The architect was a visionary and the design was beautiful. A special highlight was the boardroom and the magnificent warm colours throughout. Well worth seeing

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank paxpacker23
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was absolutely incredible, there was so much to see. Hospitals these days could learn something from this hospital, it only stopped being used in 2007. Each block was for something different - infectious diseases, operations, men, women etc. People were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 20 March 2018

You must add this to your list! It is so stunningly beautiful. I have been in Barcelona numerous times and had never heard of it. Add to the agenda when you do Sagrada Familia....stroll down the Rambla in between them and stop for tapas and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Phillygirl2
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Many years ago, maybe 16 years or so we took one of our first City breaks to Barcelona. After visiting Goudi’s stunning cathedral we took a stroll up to this hospital by chance. It was a fully up and running hospital then. Fast forward to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank keh75
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

From the Sagrada Famiglia head up Avenue Gaudi to the grounds of Santa Creu e San Pau, once a hospital. A gem designed by Montaner in Art Nouveu style- buildings and gardens are spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peg_John
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Hi, I didn't think that they celebrated Mass at the old hospital. If they do then I am sorry but I do not know the times.
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