Explore the architectural splendor of Hospital de Sant Pau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona. Discover the intricacies of Catalan Modernisme while wandering through pavilions, gardens, and underground tunnels.
Hospital de Sant Pau, situated in Barcelona, is an architectural gem and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, this former hospital complex is a prime example of Catalan Modernisme architecture. With its intricate facades, vibrant mosaics, and lush gardens, Hospital de Sant Pau is a must-visit destination for architecture and history enthusiasts alike.
The complex consists of multiple pavilions, each showcasing unique architectural elements such as domes, towers, and sculptures. The Administration Pavilion, which houses the main entrance, is particularly striking, with its elaborate stained glass windows and ornate decoration.
As you wander through the gardens, connecting the pavilions, you'll be captivated by the calming atmosphere and the harmonious balance between nature and architecture. The underground tunnels, which once allowed for the movement of patients and medical staff, are another fascinating feature of the site.
Today, Hospital de Sant Pau serves as a cultural center and exhibition space, hosting various events and programs throughout the year. Visitors can also take guided tours to learn about the history and significance of this architectural marvel.
Hospital de Sant Pau is a testament to the ingenuity of Catalan Modernisme and a remarkable destination for those seeking a deeper understanding of Barcelona's rich architectural heritage.
General admission: $16
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