The Sant Creu I Pau hospital was built at the beginning of the 1900s, in great part thanks to the contributions of Pau Gil i Serra, a banker and patron of Barcelona. The project was commissioned to Lluís Domênech I Montaner, one of the most important Art Noveau architects of the time. The hospital was inaugurated in 1930.
In 2009, Hospital de Santa Creu I Pau opened new installations, better prepared for the practice of modern medicine and the vacant Art Noveau complex began a restoration process. The main rehabilitation work has been focused on restoring the façade of the buildings and uncovering the beautiful inner design and decoration that had been hidden under layers of plaster for many years.
Sant Pau Recinte Moderniste has been declared by UNESCO as a Historic Artistic Monument and World Heritage.
When buying your ticket you can choose if you want to visit the Art Noveau Site by yourself or if you would like to have a guided visit.
Standard tickets cost 8€, while the ticket that includes the guided visit costs 14€. People between 16 and 29 and people over 65 pay 5.60€ for the standard ticket or 9.80€ for the guided visit.
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Visit the Recinte Modernista for free
There are also dates when you can visit the Recinte Modernista for free: 25th January, 12th February, 23rd April, 9th May, 24th September and the first Sunday of each month.
The guided visits start at 10:30am in Catalan, followed by French at 11am, Spanish at 11:30am, English at 12am, French again at 12:30am and another round of English at 1pm. The guided visits are not available during the free entrance days.
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Sant Pau Recinte Modernista’s opening hours
Spring/Summer: 10 am to 6:30 pm between Monday and Saturday, opening only until 2:30 pm on Sundays and holidays.
Autumn/Winter: 10 am to 4:30 pm between Monday and Saturday, opening only until 2:30 pm on Sundays and holidays.
Sant Pau Recinte Modernista can be found in Carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167. The best way to get there when using public transportation is by taking the blue line (L5) of the subway and stopping at Sant Pau/Dos de Maig, or taking bus H8, 19, 20, 45, 51, 92, 117 or 192.