The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site Barcelona

Recinte Modernista

The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site is a jewel of Modernista architecture, the work of Lluis Domènech i Montaner. Built between 1902 and 1930, it was home to the hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau from 1916 to 2009. Of the 12 constituent pavilions, eight were completed.

San Salvador Pavilion

The principal operating theatre

In its time it was a landmark in hospital construction: an open space, with beautiful freestanding buildings. Nature was a vital part of the hospital's function. Plants and trees purified the air, fixed bacteria, protected the space from wind.

The Administration Pavilion This is the largest and most richly decorated building.

All the buildings were communicated by a network of tunnels and set in gardens, all to ensure the greatest comfort for the sick. The network of underground passages was an innovation in the hospital architecture of the time.

Declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1997 www.santpau.barcelona Metro L5 Sant Pau/Dos de Maig

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