Sant Pau’s Hospital

Hospital de Santa Creu i Sant Pau by Gratis in Barcelona

The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau dates from the year 1401, when the six existing hospitals in Barcelona merged. This is how the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau was born. One of this six hospitals was the old Hospital de la Santa Creu, which was located in the centre of the city, in what is now the Raval Quarter.

By the late XIX century, the Barcelona’s population growth so rapid that togheter with the medicine advances, the hospital became too small, and it was decided to construct a new building.

The last years of the Hospital de la Santa Creu coincide with the great urban transformation of Barcelona: the construction of the Eixample quarter.

It was during this period of Barcelona’s expansion beyond its old city walls that Pau Gil i Serra, a Catalan banker when died leave his estate be devoted to building a new hospital in Barcelona. This new hospital had to have the latest innovations in technology, architecture and medicine, and be dedicated to Saint Paul. The result was the Hospital de Sant Pau.
The agreement between the Hospital de la Santa Creu and the executors of Pau Gil’s plans will made ​​possible the construction of this new hospital, which project was entrusted to Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the outstanding figures of Catalan Modernisme.


Entrance: you can buy your tickets here: tickets
Location: C. Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167 Barcelona (view map)
Metro: line 5 (Sant Pau – Dos de Maig)

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