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The view of the whole complex of Sant Pau Hospital, now converted as the exhibition centre. The hospital is transferred a bit farther. The view from the entrance building.
The history of the Hospital de Santa Creu i de Sant Pau starts in the 11th century as pilgrim's hospice in the district of El Raval. The “Hospital de la Santa Creu” was created in 1401 by the merging of six smaller houses. In the 19th century, a new construction was necessary due to the constant growth of the city and the growing medical requirements.
With the construction of the hospital form 1902 to 1912, the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner achieved a masterpiece – a special human and in no ways sterile looking building that nevertheless met the highest medical standards. The hospital takes up one whole block, and the almost 30 buildings are situated in a park. The different pavilions have subterranean connections.
In 2001, the hospital de la Sante Creu i Sant Pau celebreated its 600th birthday, and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
marvelous place to visit and as you can see, with few tourists and in the same time the area of Sagrada Familia is horribly crowded.

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inside the main building .

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