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“Probably the Most Underrated Tourist Attraction in Barcelona!”

Esglesia de l'hospital de la Santa Creu i Santa Pau
Ranked #178 of 770 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So in most guide books, the Hospital Santa Pau is not really played up. In Rick Steves it is almost a footnote! We spent nearly 3 hours touring this architectural gem! This is one of the most unique and well thought out public buildings of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The audio-tour is both audio and visual as your audio box is also a mini TV with fantastic early photos and construction photos.

You are really cheating yourself if you do not take this tour!

Thank Cris9505
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Viewed from the front and all sides it is a feast for the eyes. Anyone visiting Barcelona must make this one of their stops.

Thank JordanS8
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I cannot even conceive any country anywhere in the world building such a magnificent hospital for the common people. The architect was a visionary and the design was beautiful. A special highlight was the boardroom and the magnificent warm colours throughout. Well worth seeing

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was absolutely incredible, there was so much to see. Hospitals these days could learn something from this hospital, it only stopped being used in 2007. Each block was for something different - infectious diseases, operations, men, women etc. People were nursed by nuns who also lived on the site and they got to the wards using underground tunnels. The nuns were also responsible for lab work, food etc. There were day rooms for each ward. It was a fascinating place made even more interesting by the use of the audio guide.

Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

You must add this to your list! It is so stunningly beautiful. I have been in Barcelona numerous times and had never heard of it. Add to the agenda when you do Sagrada Familia....stroll down the Rambla in between them and stop for tapas and cava!

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