When, in 1402, the Hospital de la Santa Cruz was built in what is now the centre of Barcelona, no one thought that five centuries later, that same institution would still be here, though in another location and much bigger.
In 1902, thanks to a millionaire's donation, a genius architect, Domenech i Montener, began constructing the building it is today: the world's biggest modernist hospital. Of the originally planned 45 blocks, 27 were built and assigned to patients according to illness and sex and connected to one another by a series of underground tunnels.
During this Nearby Experience, we can descend into the tunnels, wander through the gardens, enter into one of the pavilions, marvel at how it looked originally and at how medicine was practised at the time, as in the Operations Pavilion. We'll walk through the most impressive building, the Administration Block, with its colourful decorations, mosaics and eye-catching sculptures.
Meeting Point: Hospital de Sant Pau i la Santa Creu
This experience has a duration of 2 hours