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Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista Entry Ticket

1. Barcelona: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista Entry Ticket

Discover a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture with an entrance ticket to the world’s largest Art Nouveau site at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. Built between 1905 and 1930 from a design by the Modernista architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Sant Pau Recinte complex was initially intended as a garden city to nurse the sick. It was used as a public hospital for a century, and has now been refurbished to its former splendor. By the late 19th century, the old Hospital de la Santa Creu in Barcelona's El Raval neighborhood needed to be relocated as it had become too small. The result was an ambitious project inspired by breakthroughs in health and hygiene. The institution has always been associated with charitable work, welfare, and the latest advances in healthcare. Marvel at the Modernista motifs of the renovated pavilions, and discover how the former hospital complex has become a knowledge campus for international organizations, such as the European Forest Institute, Casa Àsia, the Global University Network for Innovation, and the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture, and Mobility. Delve into history of one of Barcelona’s most dazzling buildings. Stroll among the pavilions, set in gardens and connected by underground passage ways that showcase sculptures, stained glass and mosaics.

Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

2. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 35% compared to buying individual tickets with a Barcelona Explorer Pass. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day, for entry. Valid for 60 days from its first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit Gaudí's La Pedrera, make your way around town with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour including 45 stops, take in the panoramic sights from Montjuïc cable car, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a Las Golondrinas boat cruise. With the Barcelona Explorer Pass you can choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, museums, or tours from the following: Popular attractions • Parc Güell Guided Tour (R) • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour (R) • Casa Batlló • Mirador Torre Glòries Skydeck • La Pedrera • Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise • Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off) • FC Barcelona - Camp Nou Stadium Tour • Picasso Museum Guided Tour (R) • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour (R) • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included (R) • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour (R) • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour (R) • Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour (R) • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (R) • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past (R) • Barcelona Markets Tour: Boquería, Tastings and More (R) • Palau Güell and the Boquería Market Tour • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery (R) • Escape Hunt Barcelona • Montjuïc Walking Tour: The Magical Side of Barcelona (R) Places of interest • L'Aquàrium de Barcelona • Barcelona Zoo • Vicens House Gaudí • MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern • Fundació MAPFRE • CosmoCaixa Barcelona • Moco Museum Barcelona • Museu de la Música • Barcelona Wax Museum • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Sant Pau Modernist Center • Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions - combined entry • Casa Amatller • Olympic and Sports Museum • Gaudi's Crypt at Colonia Güell • History Museum of Catalunya • Catalunya en Miniatura • Illa Fantasia Water Park (seasonal - back in spring) (R) Reservations required in advance Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher before you go for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, where applicable. Make sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

3. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

See all the highlights of Barcelona in comfort aboard a double-decker bus. Hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish during 24 or 48 hours (depending on the option selected) and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are 2 routes and your ticket is valid for both. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 30 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. Your tickets also includes entrance to the Aquarium of Barcelona. The aquarium is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Discover its fascinating species and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s different marine communities. Learn about the most characteristic traits of the species living in each aquarium. Observe two habitats inspired by protected areas on Spain’s coastline: the Ebro Delta and the Medes Islands. Finally, take a walk through the acrylic tunnel that runs the length of the Oceanarium, which gives you the feeling of swimming with sharks. Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Routes & Stops West Route (orange): Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Born-Ciutadella-Zoo, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Fundació Joan Miró, Anella Olímpica, MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Poble Espanyol, Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe, Plaça d’Espanya, Estació de Sants, Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial-Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes, Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. East Route (green): Plaça Catalunya, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Poble Nou-Zoo, Teatre Nacional Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. 

Barcelona: Architecture Walking Tour With Local Guide

4. Barcelona: Architecture Walking Tour With Local Guide

Deepen your knowledge of Barcelona’s world-famous architecture on this walking tour. Accompanied by a local guide, uncover all there is to know about the city’s most famous buildings, from the Sagrada Família to the Art Nouveau wonders of Passeig de Gràcia. Choose from a private or group tour. Begin your tour at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, a former hospital that was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the fathers of Catalan Modernism. Marvel at this huge complex, which consists of 27 buildings and is the largest Art Nouveau site in the world. Next, stroll along Avinguda Gaudí to the Sagrada Família, the symbol of Barcelona and the most famous building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Your tour guide will tell you all the secrets of the symbols embedded in the two facades as you view the lovely Sagrada Família from all angles. Continue along the scenic Passeig de Gràcia, famous for its Art Nouveau and modernist buildings designed by architects like Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, and Puig i Cadafalch. Your guide will focus on the best of these, including Casa Milá, Casa Batlló, and Casa Lleó Morera. Next, take a look at one of the most unique modernist buildings, the Casa Amatller and learn all about the Barcelona chocolate-making process that began in 1797. Treat yourself to a taste of the delicious selection of Amatller chocolates in the chocolate shop (not included). End your Barcelona walking tour at the Casa Lleó i Morera, another masterpiece designed by Domènech i Montaner. Now occupied by luxury fashion store Loewe, the building is one of Barcelona’s best-preserved modernist buildings and features impressive stained glass, mosaics, sculptures, and woodwork. At the end of the tour you will understand how these incredible buildings – whether used for healthcare, housing, or worship – include an attention to detail and graceful design that always shine through. They are what make Barcelona so special.

Barcelona: Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site Guided Tour

5. Barcelona: Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site Guided Tour

Discover a city within a city at Sant Pau, the world’s largest art nouveau complex. Explore beautiful architecture, sculptures, and mosaics with a private guide leading the way. After more than a century as the home of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, an ambitious restoration project restored the cultural and artistic glories of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997, Sant Pau is considered the most important work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who also built Palau de la Música, Casa Fuster, Hotel España and Casa Lleó Morera, amongst other Barcelona landmarks. Your private guide will lead you around the impressive complex, explaining the history, artistry, and design you see throughout. Walk through the hypostyle hall, Sant Salvador Pavilion, Operations House, and Administration Pavilion, all full of color, light, mosaics, and sculptures.

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What people are saying about Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

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based on 678 reviews

This pass is really very interesting financially. We had several questions to ask and the Get Your Guide app is very easy to use for that. We asked our questions to a real person, not a computer and the answer was given in less than 1 minute. Really pleasantly surprised.

The Hop and go bus is certainly one of the most pleasant and efficient ways to visit Barcelona. We did the tour without stopping because we had little time, but it gave us a fairly complete view of the city to be able to select the places we returned to later.

It totally worths! We visited everything without waiting in any queue all the guides were super helpful and kind! We enjoyed the most the ride in barcheloneta with the great with Marlo he is the best!

Meeting place with guides easy to find, bilingual guides English and Spanish easy to understand, experience I would do again!

Great option to save on individual tickets and have access to 3 attractions on a long list.