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Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Barcelona

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World heritage site · Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • We just loved it here. Would visit over Park Güell any day. Some beautiful architecture, interesting facts about how it came to be. Definitely worth a visit! 
    We just loved it here. Would visit over Park Güell any day. Some beautiful architecture, interesting facts about how it came to be. Definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • Even though we had previously visited Barcelona, we had never heard of this place. It too some finding as it wasn’t well sign posted but worth the effort. Surrounded by plenty of beautiful buildings.....  more
    Even though we had previously visited Barcelona, we had never heard of this place. It too some finding as it wasn’t well sign posted but worth the effort. Surrounded by plenty of beautiful buildings.....  more »
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  • Definitely a must see while in Barcelona. Former hospital build around 1910 turned into a cultural and historical place / museum. Each building is unique and the architectural details are astonishing. Hard to describe, you simply have to look at the photos!
  • This is one of my most favorite places to visit in Barcelona. It is less known but well worth the tour. The art and philosophie behind the architecture and design is spectacular. I look forward to returning on my next visit and spending more time.

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