Sant Pau of Barcelona - quite possibly the prettiest hospital in the world
Grounds of Sant Pau
Sant Pau is a former hospital that now is listed in the Unesco World Heritage list and is open to the public.We actually didn't plan to visit it, we even didn't know it existed. We just passed by it when walking along Gaudi Avenue and the building caught our attention.
Sant Pau seen from Gaudi Avenue
I'm so glad we decided to visit it. The whole area is spectacular and the underground tunnel system for moving between the different buildings is just clever engineering. During the visit you get a brief overview of the history of medicine as well as the history of the hospital. The rest of the visit you just look around you and wonder why do the contemporary hospitals look so sterile and boring compared to Sant Pau. And now I'll just let the photos do the talking.