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February 25, 2014

Opening of the Hospital of Santa Creu I Sant Pau in Barcelona

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Opening of the Hospital of Santa Creu I Sant Pau in Barcelona

The incredible beauty of architectural ensemble of Hospital Santa Creu and Sant Pau in Barcelona reopened its doors after nearly four years of restoration work. An architectonic monument was designed and built by the renowned Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner in 1902, who worked in the style of modernism , as well as Antonio Gaudi .

Modernism and architectural gem of Barcelona regained its former beauty and splendor. Restoration work on the territory of the hospital, which covers an area of 9 residential blocks of the Eixample district of Barcelona, and is Europe's largest architectural ensemble of modernist lasted 4 years and they have invested more than 72 million euros. There were restored the incredible original mosaics , facades of buildings, capitols, the dome and large windows of pavilions, which was returned the original view according the project of 1902 of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and was reinforced structure of the entire architectural ensemble.

From the beginning of this week, the hospital of Santa Creu and Sant Pau will return to the famous tourist route of Barcelona, which includes other architectural works in this style. Modernism and its architecture attract thousands of tourists to Barcelona every year.

Although that is still left several pavilions hospital to be restoration, the president of the government of Catalonia, Artur Mas, and Development Minister of Spain, Ana Pastor,  together inaugurated this week the architectural masterpiece, which is included in the UNESCO list, as an architectural heritage of humanity in 1997.

The second birth of Hospital Santa Creu and Sant Pau of Barcelona coincides with its new destination that is – to be the center of knowledge and International research in different fields. Currently,  in the territory of the hospital work in his restored pavilions several international cultural and research centers , among them ” Asia House in Catalonia “, ” European Forest Institute” (EFI), “World Health Organization” (OMS ), University of United Nations  of Globalization” and others.

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