Barcelona Turisme

Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

From 16,00 €

One of Europe's foremost art-nouveau sites


We invite you to discover the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, a unique landmark of outstanding beauty and Unesco World Heritage Site.


Very near the Sagrada Família, you'll find an art-nouveau gem, the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1930.

After housing the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (one of Europe's oldest healthcare centres) for more than eight decades, a restoration project commenced on the old pavilions in 2009. This process has restored the beauty of one of the iconic works of Catalonia's home-grown art nouveau, modernisme.

The tour begins in the exhibition space in the Sant Salvador Pavilion takes you on a journey throughthe history of medicine in Barcelona. The upper floor of the building concentrates particularly on the figure and work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Sant Salvador Pavilion marks the start of a recommended route around the outdoor spaces of the Art Nouveau Site that reproduce the garden city model designed in the early 20th century.
You can also enter the Sant Rafael Pavilion and see its interior, moreover, you can take the underground tunnels communicating the various buildings and visit the most representative heritage spaces of the Administration Pavilion.

What does your booking include?:

Depending on the type of ticket:
  • Self-guided tour of the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista.
  • Guided tour in Spanish or English.

Free cancellation

Up to 24h before the tour begins (local time).