The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau - St. Paul's Hospital, was built in 1401. At the time of construction, the hospital was located in the heart of the city. Originally the hospital was called Santa Creu, which means the Hospital of Holy Cross.
By the end of the nineteenth century, due to the rapid growth of the population of Barcelona the hospital became too small, and was decided to build a new building. The money for building construction was bequeathed by banker Pau Gil (Paú Gil). After that the second name (Sant Pau) was added to the original name (Santa Creu). The construction of the new building of Sant Pau began in 1902 according to the project of the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and was completed in 1930.
The hospital was fully functional until 2009, whereupon it was closed for reconstruction. Since 2014 it has been used as a museum and cultural center.
Hospital Sant Pau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Adult without guide: 14 €
Adult with a guide: 19 €
Audio guide: 3 €
Residents of Barcelona, people aged 12–29 or over 65, holders of Targeta Rosa Reduïda cards, disabled people with a percentage of incapacity less than 65%.
No guide: 9.80 €
With guide: 13,3 €
Children under 12 years old (accompanied by an adult), unemployed, holders of Targeta Rosa Gratuïta cards, disabled people with a percentage of incapacity of 65% or more + accompanying person.
Other discounts and group rates can be specified on the official website.
Free admission days for everyone:
April 23, September 24, the first Sunday of the month.
|November - March||April - October|
|Monday - Saturday||9.30 – 16.30||9.30 – 18.30|
|Sundays and holidays||9.30 – 14.30||9.30 – 14.30|
Closed: January 1 and 5, December 25.
How to get to Sant Pau
Exact address: Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site C. Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167 08025 Barcelona
Metro: L5 line station Sant Pau / Dos de Maig
Buses: H8, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92, 117, 192