Sant Pau Hospital

 Hospital of Holly Cros and Saint Paul in Barcelona, designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner
The Administration Pavilion. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona Photos)
The Art Nouveau Site of Santa Creu and Sant Pau Hospital is a group of buildings located in Barcelona, designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the most representative architects of Catalan modernism. It is a great work of public use, very innovative, thought like a city-garden for the sick persons. At the beginning of the 20th century, the project was a modern architectural and urban planning, trying to modify the dominant lines of the Eixample district.
We are in front of one of the largest modernist complex in the world, consisting of a building dedicated to the administration, a building for operations, a church and 26 pavilions for the patients. It was built between 1902 and 1930 under the orders of the mentioned architect and his son, Pere Domènech i Roura, after his death. In the project collaborated several artists who have been in charge responsible for realizing sculptures, paintings, ceramics, mosaics and wrought iron elements, with great decorative value. In 1997 the monument was recognised as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, together with the Palace of Catalan Music.
After more than 80 years of medical activity within the modernist area, the University Hospital of Sant Pau moved in 2009 to new facilities, leaving the site as a visitable space and home to international cultural organizations.
Highlights
The Administration Pavilion, made of facing bricks and decorated with statues and mosaics. The facade, dominated by a splendid clock tower, faces the church of the Sagrada Familia. We find here Gothic, Mozarabic and Neo-gothic architectural elements.
The pavilions, profusely decorated with modernist elements and surrounded by gardens. The different buildings have subterranean connections.
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Contact
Address: 167 Sant Antoni Maria Claret Street - Barcelona 08025
Tel.: +34 935 537 801
E-mail: recintemodernista@santpau.cat
Website: www.santpaubarcelona.org
Timetable
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Timetable
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm (November - March), 10am to 6.30pm (April - October).
Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 2.30pm.
Guided tours in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and also in other languages upon previous request.
Closed: January 1 and 6, December 25 and 26.
Prices
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Prices
General admission: 10 €
Reduced admission (16-29 years, over 65): 7 €
Guided visit: 16 €
Reduced guided visit: 11.20 €
Children under 16 years old (accompanied by an adult), unemployed and disabled persons: Free admission
Group admission (maximum 30 people): 230 € / group
Reduced admission for groups (maximum 30 people): 160 € / group
School visits (under 18 years accompanied by teacher): Free admission
Free admission days: the first Sunday of each month, February 12, April 23, May 8 and September 24.
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Public transport
Metro. Sant Pau – Dos de Maig Station (line L5), 200m away.
Bus. Lines 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92, 117, 192 and H8.
Tourist bus. Sagrada Familia bus stop (blue route).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°24'42.5"N 2°10'27.7"E / 41.411792, 2.174351
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