Hospital de Sant Pau Barcelona, Lluis Domenech i Montaner Building, Architecture, Architect
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau : Historic Barcelona Building
Spanish Health Building – design by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, Spain
Hospital de Sant Pau
Date built: 1902-30
Architect: Lluis Domenech i Montaner (1849-1923)
Location: Carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret / Cartagena, Barcelona
Historic Barcelona Building
Hospital de Sant Pau images © Thomas Boczko, received 261106
Description from Thomas Boczko: Incredible space for a hospital with open space between pavilions, still performs function of one of the most important hospitals in the city where patients are surounded by beautiful sculptures, mosaics and gardens.
The Modernista Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a garden city for nursing the sick. After being used as a public hospital for a century, its newly refurbished pavilions shine again in all their splendour. A visit to this exceptional architectural ensemble is a unique experience.
By the late 19th century, the old Hospital de la Santa Creu in Barcelona’s Raval neighbourhood needed to be relocated because it had become obsolete and too small. The result was an ambitious project inspired by the breakthroughs in health and hygiene at the time. It is important to remember that this institution has always been associated with charitable work, welfare and the latest discoveries in healthcare.
This is Europe’s foremost art-nouveau complex and an icon among Barcelona’s dazzling array of landmarks which embodies the city’s innovative spirit. It was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997 and now its architectural and artistic values have been brought to a wider audience with the new use of its pavilions.
source: Hospital de Sant Pau
Arquitecte: Lluís Domènech i Montaner
Location:Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 08025 Barcelona, Spain