Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau Reviews: 4.5/5

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
4.5
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: El Guinardó
How to get there
  • Sant Pau – Dos de Maig • 2 min walk
  • Guinardó – Hospital de Sant Pau • 7 min walk
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mrsbsouthend
Rayleigh, UK747 contributions
Apr 2022
I was on a mission to see as many UNESCO World heritage sites as I possibly could in Barcelona, so Sant Pau was on the list! After a walk down from Parc Guell (thirty minutes downhill thankfully) we arrived outside. I had initially decided to just take photo's outside but my daughter persuaded me to go in, as we had an hour before our booked slot at Sagrada Familia (just a 10 minute walk away). SO glad we did go in!

Outside was sublime, but the interiors and the buildings that couldn't be seen from the road were even more amazing. It cost about 27 euro's to get in - my daughter being under 29 got a 30% discount on entry. It was a fascinating insight into Catalan modernism, giving my daughter idea's for her A-Level art project!

The tiling, the curved ceilings and windows, the recreation of the Hospital ward, it really brought everything to life. I wish I'd had more time to read up on all the information that was available in English, and learn more about this amazing place.

The real highlight was eating our packed lunch in the courtyard area. It was quite stunning, beautiful buildings in every direction, orange trees etc. I actually didn't want to leave. Toilets were available as you entered and also at this point in the proceedings too. Such a photogenic place, and well worth a visit.
Written April 17, 2022
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Teacher91 ❤
Temple, TX21,796 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Built between 1902 and 1930 by a contemporary of Gaudi, architect Louis Domenech I Montaner, created an amazing open space, with gorgeous free standing buildings that were set in a magnificent garden setting. The purpose? This amazing UNESCO World Heritage site was a hospital for the poor.

With some of the most beautiful architecture we've ever seen, we can only imagine the therapeutic benefits of sitting in the magnificent garden complex, and drinking in the fragrance of lavender and orange.

If you love history and stunning architecture, this site is not to be missed.

What a treasure!

*HIGHLY* recommended.
Written May 21, 2022
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robgarrettcurator
Gdynia, Poland328 contributions
Jul 2021
If you already know the architecture of Gaudi, then you must complete your idea of Catalan Modernisme (art nouveau, or secessionism elsewhere) by visiting this architectural and decorative artist Modernisme masterwork. It is stunningly innovative and beautiful. One of my local friends told be that if I got to see nothing else, I should see this - and I can see why! Go here...
Travel tip: Funnily enough it took me 4 attempts before I found the right entrance, because the Museum is in the same block as the new hospital, several research centres and a branch of the university... The Museum gate is on the junction of Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, Avinguda de Gaudi, and Carrer de Cartagena.
Written July 27, 2021
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Sue
Poole, UK120 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This most amazing olde hospital site is a kaleidoscope of colour. The rooftops gleam of burnished gold, yellow orchard and deep red. The internal tiles adorning the walls, ceilings and pillars in a most majestic manner. Built between 1902 and 1930 its an outstanding world heritage site. By far the best site to see in Barcelona. There was no queuing, very reasonably priced and no time limits. A very welcome site indeed. see photographs 📸 they say it all!!! 👍👍👍
Written May 7, 2022
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John W
Douglas, UK1,989 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Built between 1907 and 1930 replacing a city centre hospital. Each ward block is a separate building. All spectacularly designed by Domenech y Montanyer and his son.

The hospital is now in adjoining buildings, up to date.

The old hospital is a world heritage site. There are tours of the site and grounds and you can enter some buildings.

It’s mainly accessible by wheelchair, but the route is not always well marked.

After leaving it’s a short downhill stroll on a cafe lined pedestrianised rambla to Sagrada Familia
Written January 4, 2022
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Chris B
Houston, TX2,821 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, a beautiful complex of Modernist buildings designed by Lluis Domenech I Montaner, on Sunday when it was free but I gladly would have paid the admission to see this amazing complex. The Metro delivered us to the modern Hospital de Sant Pau, and from there it was a rather long but fortunately downhill walk to the Modernist complex. The buildings were even more beautiful than I had anticipated and the displays of medical equipment and explanations of treatment practices were interesting. Try to work a visit to this site into your plans if you can!
Written March 22, 2020
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,401 contributions
Oct 2019
I read that this is a more recent attraction that sits high on the list of MUST DOs when visiting Barcelona. It was our early afternoon attraction sandwiched between some Gaudi visits. A tough act to follow, I I was totally blown away! The photos are amazing, but do not to it justice.
It was only a short walk from our apartment, so we were lucky enough to see it lit up at night as well. Sant Pau continues as a work in progress and is in the grounds of a fully functioning hospital, some areas of which are still in these amazing old buildings.
Given what I'd read about it, we decided not to buy tickets in advance and that proved to be a good decision. The tourist traffic was quite low, but I'm sure this will change as more people become aware of it.
Written March 30, 2020
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Steve P
Bedford, UK31 contributions
Feb 2020
We were in Barcelona to visit the Sagrada but with time to spare we wandered and after coffee discovered Sant Pau. At the time of out visit it was hosting Barcelona Fashion Week so the people were an added fascination. This place however is amazing, the architecture the history and indeed the whole original concept as with the Sagrada however description of the experience is both personal and difficult but certainly unforgettable.
Written February 4, 2020
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CazzaHayes
London, UK334 contributions
Feb 2020
We spotted this from the tour bus and went back to see the set of Woody Allen's Vick Cristina Barcelona for ourselves! The 'new' hospital offers audio tours so you can stroll the area which has a dozen hospital buildings with ornate Moorish roofs and art nouveau stonework and appreciate some of the interiors to see for yourself the use of light and colour. The progressive hopsital had operating theatres, light and bright day rooms and an underground network to transport patients. This was a really educational tour and a real celebration of the art nouveau movement. Well worth a visit.
Written March 21, 2020
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,830 contributions
Sep 2019
During our time in Barcelona, my wife and I enjoyed visiting the various historical sites located throughout this iconic European city. We particularly enjoyed our guided tour of Hospital Sant Pau. This complex, which was built between 1901 and 1930, appeared to be more of a charming, welcoming village than a hospital complex. I learned that this hospital, which was still in operation up until 2009, was purposely constructed to be a welcoming and warm place for patients. The buildings have lots of glass which bring in light from sunshine and the interiors appear to be built for comfort as well as maximizing excellent patient care. From the Administration Building to the Operating Building as well as the other buildings are still well maintained and are now a museum. In addition, one of the large rooms within the complex is now utilized for musical performances. I can only imagine how special those performances must be.

If only more hospitals around the world would be able to provide the high level of care provided by this hospital including a location on such a magnificent campus.
Written April 11, 2020
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Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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