At Sant Pau Art Nouveau you get the sense of tranquillity, especially when you walk through the gardens. That tranquility was exactly what the architect intended for the original patients in the early 20th century.
The construction work began in 1905 and the visionary architect behind the idea was Lluís Domènech i Montaner. On the site of a medieval hospital he designed a modern hospital that would provide patients with architectural and natural beauty that would help heal their spirits.
The property contains 16 pavilions, and includes underground tunnels and a sense of style that is characterized by mosaic art, colored roof tiles and fun, playful lines. Listen to your audio guide as you learn everything worth knowing about the Sant Pau Art Nouveau. Feel free to take a stroll or relax in the garden. This is a real way to put yourself in the patient's shoes - and maybe even understand their struggles better. And it makes it more understandable why Domènech i Montaner wanted a hospital like this in the first place.