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Barcelona: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista Entry Ticket

Activity provider: Turisme de Barcelona

Barcelona: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista Entry Ticket

Activity provider: Turisme de Barcelona

From US$ 17.40 per person

Explore the world’s largest Art Nouveau complex on a 1.5-hour tour of the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista in Barcelona. Travel back in time to the early years of the 20th century and discover the garden city and hospital designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

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  • Discover a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture at Sant Pau Recinte
  • Stroll among the gardens and renovated pavilions
  • Marvel at sculptures, stained glass and mosaics
  • See the world's largest Art Nouveau complex
Full description
Discover a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture with an entrance ticket to the world’s largest Art Nouveau site at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. Built between 1905 and 1930 from a design by the Modernista architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Sant Pau Recinte complex was initially intended as a garden city to nurse the sick. It was used as a public hospital for a century, and has now been refurbished to its former splendor. By the late 19th century, the old Hospital de la Santa Creu in Barcelona's El Raval neighborhood needed to be relocated as it had become too small. The result was an ambitious project inspired by breakthroughs in health and hygiene. The institution has always been associated with charitable work, welfare, and the latest advances in healthcare. Marvel at the Modernista motifs of the renovated pavilions, and discover how the former hospital complex has become a knowledge campus for international organizations, such as the European Forest Institute, Casa Àsia, the Global University Network for Innovation, and the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture, and Mobility. Delve into history of one of Barcelona’s most dazzling buildings. Stroll among the pavilions, set in gardens and connected by underground passage ways that showcase sculptures, stained glass and mosaics.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • This activity is not guided

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Calle Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  On the first Sunday of the month, visitors over 65 years old can enjoy free access to Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
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4.7 /5

based on 483 reviews

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The parts that we were able to visit were very beautiful and impressive. Unfortunately, some parts are currently being rebuilt, so not all buildings were open. The signage is not very good either, as it is difficult to find your way around the large area. The guide is well structured and explains the various stations.

October 4, 2022

It was a great experience and an interesting trip! The architecture is awesome and it was fascinating to see how the healthcare system and hospitals have evolved! Beautiful facility. However, I would not buy an audio guide, because you got all the important information from the flyer and the information on the boards

September 6, 2022

The Hospital of San Paolo was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. It is a complex of pavilions of modernist architecture and decoration, surrounded by gardens and connected to each other by a web of underground galleries. The modernist enclosure of Sant Pau was created thanks to the legacy of a banker from Barcelona, Pau Gil i Serra, who allocated part of his inheritance to the construction of a hospital, with the name of Sant Pau, to assist the poor. The architect Domènech i Montaner who oversaw the construction conceived the hospital as a "garden city" in which the sick did not feel "locked up", and this is exactly the feeling that remains after the visit. I had a Catalan friend who was my guide. For those who do not have my luck I recommend taking a guide or at least the audio guide to know all the useful information to be able to fully enjoy the visit. There is no other modernist hospital like this!

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August 6, 2022

Product ID: 63888