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“Barcelona celebrates: Finally able to visit Sant Pau !!!!!”

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
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Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia and Sant Pau Art Nouveau
Ranked #13 of 714 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Barcelona, Spain
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“Barcelona celebrates: Finally able to visit Sant Pau !!!!!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Truly unique expierience ,the most beautiful hospital and one of catalan modernism masterpieces.
I reccommend a guided visit as it is a way to truly appreciate all the small details but also a nice walk in the permises gives a wonderful opportunity to visit this truly amazing hospital by Lluis Domenech i Muntaner,beeing a hospital for the city residents (now the other part of the permises)
makes this a very local atraccion hardly known by visitors to the city and as the renovations have been completed recently it is now a very popular sight for locals to visit and see the work completed ( truly a wonderful job done !)
If you are visiting Holy family church a nice 10 min walk up to this hospital is worth your time and if you dont go in even the main entrance is a sight in itself. Overall a sight for the ones who look for a local expierience and discover hidden gems in the city with so much to offer.Go and enjoy!

Visited June 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The building is hardly mentioned in tourist guides, and the only reason we ended up visiting it was because it was at the end of the street from our hotel. Renovations on the hospital have just been completed, which means that you will get to admire the site in its full glory. Many tourists visiting Barcelona may not even know that it's open, which means that you can simply walk in and buy a ticket to tour the site either independently or with the a guide speaking the language of your choice, with absolutely NO queues at all! This is a rare enough opportunity in a city as popular as Barcelona, so why not take advantage of it?

Add to that the fact that an admission ticket is only 8 Euro, and that, if you're under 29 years old (bring some form of ID with you), you even get a discount for the already affordable price (coming up at only around 6 Euro).

This is a restored hospital, with architecture so exquisite that you will hardly believe that the place was meant to heal, instead of entertain. There are holograms in the hallway, to remind visitors of the origins of the place, as well as an exhibit in one of the buildings that was once filled with patient beds.

The side dedicated to the administration of the hospital is truly grandiose, with an elaborate staircase and ornate ceilings and statues - and I honestly feel like it could pass for an opera hall or an art museum any day.

The lack of crowds meant that we got to enjoy the premises at our own pace, getting to take as many pictures as we wanted and admire the architecture, as well as the absolutely beautiful gardens, to our heart's desire.

Take a seat on a bench outside and relax while watching the orange trees adding color to the beautiful gingerbread-like houses, and let the smell of lavender wash over you, as you listen to birds chirping above. It's a wonderful break from all the busy well known sites in the city, and is very easy to get to. All you have to do is get off at the Sant Pau/Dos de Maig metro station OR walk up the boulevard from the famous Sagrada Familia.

Whatever you do, make sure to take advantage of the beauty and tranquility of Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, before word gets out!

Visited June 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
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“Beautiful and tranquil place”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Imagine being a patient in this hospital... operational from 1930 through late 1990's. Now restored to its original structure, it's beautiful. Very unique design for a hospital, lots of attention to every architectural and landscape detail. Lavender, orange trees, flowers. Arches, ribbed ceilings, murals, statues, mosaics. Tunnels with sky lights, and in fact natural light in literally every building and room. Cost $E8 without a guide, worth a leisurely 60-90 minutes. The film at the beginning circulates in Catalan, then Spanish, then English. We left the kids at home (age 10, 12) they would have been numb with boredom.

Visited June 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Well worth visiting”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We booked a walk with an English speaking guide to make the most of our visit to the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau. This is a most beautiful group of buildings designed by Lluis Domenech I Montaner in classic Catalan Art Noveau style. Wonderfully restored by UNESCO it is definitely well worth visiting. Our guide was very informative but even without a guided tour there is plenty of information available about the history of the buildings and the restoration work if you just want to wander around by yourself. A really special place that will soon be one of the major tourist attractions in this great city.

Visited June 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
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“Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

To all visitors of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona would recommend them to walk the 500 meters between this temple and another fantastic work of modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the newly rehabilitated Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau. Although my opinion is not very objective because I have trained as a physician in this hospital grounds, I'm sure the visit will not leave indifferent.

Visited April 2014
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