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Friday, April 14, 2006

Hospital de Sant Pau: Gargoyles

Hospital de Sant Pau: Gargoyles

Hospital de Sant Pau, a magnific representative of modernism in Barcelona was projected by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner in the year 1901. Construction finished in 1930. Of course this is a place you cannot miss if you are an art lover and it is just one subway stop away from Sagrada Familia.

Eusebi Arnau and Pau Gargallo were the sculptors of the stone figures among which you can admire these beautiful gargoyles. At present the pavilions are being restored and although some are still occupied the idea is to move services little by little to a brand new Sant Pau Hospital almost built just behind the premises (part of it is already functioning).

4 comments:

  1. Nice to have a hospital in a building like that!

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  2. People would find it strenge to visit a hospital but this one is definitely worth a visit!

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  3. I've seen this from the bus tour.
    Very nice !!

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  4. hermoso!! adororo las gárgolas!! feliz viernes santo!!

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