Hospital de Sant Pau: A photo story of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona

Hospital de Sant Pau in the El Guinardó neighbourhood of Barcelona is most likely going to be the most beautiful hospital that you'll ever visit in life! This was on my list of places to see in the city for a long time, but I ended up visiting this place just by chance - however, that's a story for another post!

Hospital de Sant Pau
Hospital de Sant Pau

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
This was the chamber for the patients 

Now, the oldest buildings dated back to the 15th century, but what we see now was built in the early 20th Century by Catalan modernist architect Lluís Domènech I Montaner. The building won numerous awards including the St. George's Cross by the Generalitat de Catalunya. It also won the award by the Barcelona City Council in 1913 for its annual architectural competition.

Without much ado, enjoy the gorgeous Hospital de Sant Pau of Barcelona!

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
I climbed up a little for the shot :)

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
The vide from outside the road
Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona facade
The lovely facade

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
The strict lady at the reception

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
Look at that restored windows and that light!

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
That's Sagrada de Familia from the window :)

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
Some lovely iron light tower...

Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona
And finally...the most beautiful corridor :)

Comments

  1. So beautiful place. Amazing pics.

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  2. This is probably the most beautiful hospital I've ever seen, through your photos of course as I have never been to Spain. It's incredible to think that this building was not commissioned as a religious or administrative venue -- typically two functions which justified the construction of grand buildings throughout history.

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    1. Yes you are right, but the structure you see is relatively new...by then architecture was already a much celebrated field and homes and mansions were built in grand styles. A hospital was still a bit of anomaly I guess...

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  3. Thanks for great photos, useful and nice written post.

    Good Job!

    I will follow up your blog.

    Regards.

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  4. This monument doesn't look like hospital at all. Fascinating it is.

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    1. I completely agree! It doesn't look much like a hospital :)

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  5. Love to visit Barcelona and witness the beauty of the environment. Thank you for the stunning pictures.

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  6. I am just fascinated to the architectural beauty. .

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  7. this is amazing fabulous thanks for sharing it

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  8. you are nice in this this is very good

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  9. Barcelona is the beauty of Spain.

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  10. Thank you for all the photos which are great :*

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  11. Why is it so beautiful? I want to go there to see it with my own eyes.

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  12. thanks for the such a great and beautiful photos

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  13. Good post, your article is really nice, love it!

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  14. This place is beautiful, I don't think this is a hospital.

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