3/50.- Barcelona, Hospital Sant Pau


From the Sagrada Familia, following the Avinguda Gaudi, we get to the "Hospital Sant Pau" (Saint Paul’s Hospital).

Its origins are in 1401, when the six original hospitals were united in one. At the end of the 19th century, Lluís Domènech i Montaner with the collaboration of Pau Gargallo, Eusebi Arnau, and other Catalan Modern Style (Art Nouveau) artists created the Hospital's current layout.

Pablo Picasso painted one of his first important pictures here in 1903 ("Dead Woman"), and Antoni Gaudí died in one of its rooms in 1926, after being hit by a tramway.

This is a nice building, but at the other side of the gate an even more impressive view is waiting for us ...

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