Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Barcelona

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Discover early 20th-century modernist architecture at Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Operating as a fully functioning hospital until 2009, the building now houses a museum and cultural center and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk the grounds to admire the ornate facades and impressive detailing of the structure, or take a tour of the hospital interior for an in-depth look at the building’s former function. Head down Avenida de Gaudí after your visit for prime photo opportunities of both the hospital and the famous Sagrada Familia church. A visit to Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Barcelona vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Ok, there is the Sagrada Familia to contest the title of the nicest attraction in Barcelona, but none of the other sights we have seen so far in this beautiful city (including Gauri’s other... 
    Ok, there is the Sagrada Familia to contest the title of the nicest attraction in Barcelona, but none of the other sights we have seen so far in this beautiful city (including Gauri’s other...  more »
  • This is a must visit for anyone visiting Barcelona. This is not as touristy as Sagrada or Casa Battlo, Casa Mila. However, this place touched our hearts the most and was a very inspiring place to... 
    This is a must visit for anyone visiting Barcelona. This is not as touristy as Sagrada or Casa Battlo, Casa Mila. However, this place touched our hearts the most and was a very inspiring place to...  more »
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  • This place is a feast for the eyes for anyone who appreciates the art nouveau style. Most of the original ornamentation is well preserved, and holds up even after closer ocular inspection. This old hospital is juxtaposed by a new modern hospital looming behind it, allowing for profound observations. It is also a museum, which is kinda cool.
  • Futuristic project about a hospital. It looks great and wel-ornamented from the outside. The hospital of the future is located at Barcelona's suburbs so reaching it isn't an easy task. However, the biggest problem is not the remote location but the ticket prices. I can't imagine how these astronomical prices could be justified. Overall, I would recommend visiting the hospital of the future unless you have a lot of money to spare and you are a true fan of such things.

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