Between 1901 and 1930, architect Domènech i Montaner built Sant Pau hospital because the former building in the Raval district was outdated and too small.
The new hospital is modern and spacious, in the form of dispersed buildings surrounded by gardens and streets. It is like a little Modernist town, and the patients’ quality of life was considered in its design, since the pavilions are surrounded by streets and green areas they can walk around.
The size of the hospital is equivalent to 9 blocks of the Eixample district.
Interesting features of the hospital include the church, the exterior façade, and the central pavilion.
The building was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
Address: Sant Antoni Maria Claret with Cartagena.
Buses: 15, 19, 20, 25, 45, 47
Metro: Sant Pau / Dos de Maig (L5)