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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  • Gorgeous tile work in several buildings of what used to be a hospital. This sight is a hidden gem that is not overcrowded like so many of the sights in Barcelona.  more »
  • Little known, it is not flagged as one of the attractions of Barcelona and instead deserves a visit of at least two hours. Those who love the liberti style can not fail to appreciate this monumental complex. This place, however, is also mandatory to visit on a beautiful day. I went in there that it was raining, then the sun came back and the roofs, the walls turned into a riot of colors. Sunday closes at 2.30pm, but entry is free in the morning. I don't know if it was an accident, but around 12 o'clock in the pitch 30s music was put in and people were dancing. Lovely!! There are no audio guides in Italian
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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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