Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Barcelona

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World heritage site · Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • I visited this shortly before covid started and I loved it. It was such a beautiful place and I enjoyed seeing what the hospital looked like so long ago vs today. The architecture is so stunning.  more »
  • I think that 99% of tourists like me believe that the hospital is named after St. Paul, like many hospitals that have existed since the middle ages. Yes, in honor of Paul, but not that Paul. Catalan.....  more »
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  • Our guide was amazing. Super clear and interesting. Really worthy. Impressive building. It has been an honor to visit this World Heritage Site
  • What an amazing surprise! We decided last minute to visit the Recinte Modernista, and I'm so glad we did. It's a wonderful place with beautiful buildings and gardens, built out of love and dedication for fellow humans. I highly recommend the audioguide, which tells you a little about the history of this former hospital. I absolutely loved it :)

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