This tour takes you on a journey through the history of medicine in Barcelona and one of Europe’s oldest healthcare institutions, the Hospital de Sant Pau. In 1401 this was a unified hospital called La Santa Creu in the district known as Raval and it kept evolving through history until the 21st century. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
The exhibition in the Sant Salvador Pavilion is filled with display cabinets full of medical materials and architectural elements witnessing the historical days as well as information panels, models and screens that were put up to educate visitors.
On the upper floor you can explore the work of modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as well as read books, publications and digitalized historical documents from the Archive of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. From the Sant Salvador Pavillion you can follow the route to explore the outdoor spaces of the Art Nouveau Site built like the garden city model designed in the early 20th century.
Relax and stroll around while observing the façades, sculptures, stained-glass windows and domes of the amazing buildings and don't miss out on visiting the marvelous interiors of the Sant Rafael Pavilion.
Another great thing you can do is take the underground tunnels to visit various buildings connected by them as well as make a visit to the historical Administration Pavilion.