Sant Pau is one of Europe’s most important Art Nouveau complexes and not to be missed when you’re visiting Barcelona. Explore these impressive buildings of great Art Nouveau architecture, as well as manicured gardens and permanent exhibitions. Celebrating Lluís Domènech i Montaner's most important work, the complex of Recinte Modernista Sant Pau also considered one of the most significant restoration projects in recent years.


  • Historic Art Nouveau architecture
  • Exhibitions
  • Underground tunnels
  • Sant Rafael Pavilion
  • Guided Tour
  • Sant Salvador Pavilion

Did you know

- Sant Pau has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site

- Domènech i Montaner wanted to create an environment that would cheer up patients when he designed and built the Modernista Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau

- The original site of the hospital complex dates back to the early 15th century 

Don't miss:

Sant Salvador Pavilion
This exhibition space takes you on a journey through Barcelona's medical and healthcare history, from the first unifed hospital in 1401 to La Santa Creu in the 21st Century. Explore display cases of medical artecfacts and learn more about Recinte Modernista Sant Pau's heritage collection.

The complex:

Journey through the history of the urban development in Barcelona during the 20th century with this renovated complex of 12 buildings. The old hospital buildings dated back to the 15th century, but it was modernist Catalan architect Domènech i Montaner who restored it as a cultural centre. Now a museum, its exhibitions aim to educate visitors about the former institution and its contribution to modern medicine. Walk through the Pavilions which have been lovingly restored to their former glory with colourful tiles and mosaics, and don’t miss their exhibitions either.

How to get there:

    Metro: Sant Pau – Dos de Maig (L5)
    Bus: H8, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92, 117, 192

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November – March
Monday 09.30 – 17.30
Tuesday 09.30 – 17.30
Wednesday 09.30 – 17.30
Thursday 09.30 – 17.30
Friday 09.30 – 17.30
Saturday 09.30 – 17.30
Sunday 09.30 – 15.00
April – October
Monday 09.30 – 19.00
Tuesday 09.30 – 19.00
Wednesday 09.30 – 19.00
Thursday 09.30 – 19.00
Friday 09.30 – 19.00
Saturday 09.30 – 19.00
Sunday 09.30 – 15.00

Closed: 25th December

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Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167,m 08025, Barcelona ,


+ 34 93 553 78 01

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