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Tickets for Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site: Skip The Line

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Opening hours
Sant Pau
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 14:30
  • Repose in the beautiful gardens and feel the sense of tranquillity that the architect intended for the original patients in the early 20th century
  • Explore the vast property, take in 16 pavilions and marvel at the level of detail and the sense of joy in the architecture
  • Learn about the rich medical history of a hospital site that originally dates back to 1401

In the early 1900s, visionary architect Domènech i Montaner built something radical. On the site of a medieval hospital he designed a modern hospital that would provide patients with architectural and natural beauty that would help heal their spirits. It was an unheard of concept back then and it still feels revolutionary; explore the magnificent Art Nouveau complex that he devised.

The property comprises 16 pavilions, and includes underground tunnels and a sense of style that is characterized by mosaic art, colored roof tiles, intricate arches and fun, playful lines. There are courtyards and greenery that reflect Montaner’s conviction that flowers and trees could help patients more than a conventionally sterile environment. It’s a masterpiece, but not in the forbidding sense.

The building was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, and the hospital is now located in the north-east of the district.

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Sant Pau Hospital
89,Carrer de Sant Quintí, 08041, Barcelona
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
Catalan, Spanish, English, German, Italian and French
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Getting There

  • Metro: L5 to Sant Pau - Dos de Maig
  • Bus: H8, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92, 117 or 192

Opening Hours

  • April - October: Monday - Saturday, 09:30 - 18:30; Sundays and holidays, 09:30 - 14:30
  • November - March: Monday - Saturday, 09:30 - 16:30; Sundays and holidays, 09:30 - 14:30
Aug 24, 2018
Beautiful archiecture and interesting story.
Jul 22, 2018
Beautiful place, interesting history well worth a visit.
Jul 11, 2018
A must see awesome building. An undiscovered gem
May 27, 2018
Very good no problem
May 10, 2018
Great spaces and not many people when we were there
May 1, 2018
The best self guided audio tour I ever took! Beautiful architecture and the philanthropic history behind this place warms your heart.
Jan 29, 2018
Ask in advance which pavillons are open
Jan 11, 2018
An amazing collection of buildings and gardens to wonder through and learn about how they were used and who were the people who conceived them and brought them into existence.
Dec 31, 2017
A very beautiful building and worth a visit.
Dec 20, 2017
Recommended to come in the evening. The sights are beautiful. The PDF version of the tickets will need to be exchanged with entry tickets at the entrance. There was no queue as perhaps it's the off peak season. Entry was easy and there was no hassle

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