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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  • If you already know the architecture of Gaudi, then you must complete your idea of Catalan Modernisme (art nouveau, or secessionism elsewhere) by visiting this architectural and decorative artist...  more »
  • This was an amazing tour of a spectacularly beautiful and interesting museum in what used to be a massive hospital complex. I enjoyed it very much. The only reason for not rating it a 5 is that the...  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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