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Barcelona, Art Nouveau

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain: The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau are masterpieces of the Art Nouveau. The Hospital de Sant Pau was built between 1905 and 1930. The hospital complex consists of almost thirty pavilions built in the mudéjar style, the Art Nouveau was inspired by the mudejar style. The Hospital de Sant Pau is no longer a medical facility, now it houses an art school. The different pavilions are situated in a park and connected by underground tunnels. Antoni Gaudi died in the Hospital de Sant Pau in 1926. The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall. It was inaugurated in 1908. The Palau de la Música Catalana is richly decorated with glazed tiles, mosaics and stained glass. Overhead the concert hall is an enormous skylight of coloured stained glass. The concert hall and hospital were designed by the Catalan Art Nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. World Heritage Art: Ceramic Wall Sculpture

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Barcelona, Art Nouveau - The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona are two masterpieces of the Art Nouveau in Spain. Sant Pau is the...

The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona are two masterpieces of the Art Nouveau in Spain. Sant Pau is the largest Art Nouveau site in the world. Hospital de Sant Pau and Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  1. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona are two masterpieces of the Art Nouveau in Spain. Sant Pau is the...

    The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona are two masterpieces of the Art Nouveau in Spain. Sant Pau is the largest Art Nouveau site in the world. Hospital de Sant Pau and Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  2. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau covers a large area and consists...

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau covers a large area and consists of twenty-seven unique pavilions and a main building. The buildings of Hospital de Sant Pau are decorated with colourful mosaics and stained glass.

  3. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: A lodge at the entrance of Hospital de Sant Pau. The buildings...

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: A lodge at the entrance of Hospital de Sant Pau. The buildings served as a hospital until 2009. Hospital de Sant Pau is the largest complex and one of the most unique examples of the Catalan modernist architecture.

  4. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: The staircase in the main building of Hospital de Sant Pau...

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: The staircase in the main building of Hospital de Sant Pau is adorned with mosaic tiles. In 1926, the famous architect of the Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí, died in Hospital de Sant Pau after he was hit by a tram. 

  5. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: Art Nouveau decoration of one of the pavilions...

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona: Art Nouveau decoration of one of the pavilions of Hospital de Sant Pau. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau were designed by the Catalan Art Nouveau architect Lluís Domènech I Montaner.

  6. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - One of the Art Nouveau pavilions of Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona. The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau...

    One of the Art Nouveau pavilions of Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona. The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona are masterpieces of the Catalan Art Nouveau. The unconventional design was inspired by the Arabic architecture.

  7. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - One of the lavishly decorated roofs of the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona. Hospital de Sant Pau consists of 27 unique pavilions. The...

    One of the lavishly decorated roofs of the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona. Hospital de Sant Pau consists of 27 unique pavilions. The different pavilions are situated in a park and connected by underground corridors. The hospital complex was built between 1905 and 1930.

  8. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - The Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona is a masterpiece of the Catalan Art Nouveau. The top of the façade is adorned with...

    The Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona is a masterpiece of the Catalan Art Nouveau. The top of the façade is adorned with mosaics, but they are difficult to see it clearly from the narrow street below. The Palau de la Música Catalana was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  9. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona: The decoration of the façade above the entrance, on top of the decorated columns...

    Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona: The decoration of the façade above the entrance, on top of the decorated columns are the busts of composers such as Chopin, Mozart and Wagner. The Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall was built in 1905-1908 and inaugurated in 1908.

  10. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - One of the decorated ceilings of the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. The ceiling of the vestibule is adorned with...

    One of the decorated ceilings of the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. The ceiling of the vestibule is adorned with tiny rectangular glazed ceramic tiles positioned in the shape of a star. Two  Art Nouveau monuments in Barcelona are Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau.

  11. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona: One of the adorned columns of the Palau de la Música...

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona: One of the adorned columns of the Palau de la Música Catalana, the concert hall is lavishly adorned in the Art Nouveau style, among the numerous decorations are mosaic tiles and ceramic white, pink and red roses.

  12. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona: The columns of the façade are adorned with colourful...

    Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona: The columns of the façade are adorned with colourful mosaics. Each column has its own unique decoration, mostly with floral designs. The Palau de la Música Catalana is probably the most decorated concert hall in the world.

  13. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona: The ticket-windows are adorned with floral mosaics, they are situated in the...

    Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona: The ticket-windows are adorned with floral mosaics, they are situated in the columns of the façade. The Palau de la Música Catalana is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona.

  14. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - The façade of the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona is adorned with mosaics and busts of famous composers. The Palau...

    The façade of the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona is adorned with mosaics and busts of famous composers. The Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona were designed by the Catalan Art Nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.  

  15. Barcelona, Art Nouveau - The Palau de la Música Catalanais a concert hall in Barcelona, built in the Art Nouveau style. The façade is embellished with...

    The Palau de la Música Catalanais a concert hall in Barcelona, built in the Art Nouveau style. The façade is embellished with mosaics, glazed tiles and stained glass. Overhead the auditorium is a gigantic coloured stained-glass cupola, the concert hall can accommodate 2,200 people.