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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Palau de la Música Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Palau de la Música Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau are historic structures in Barcelona, Spain, recognised as a World Heritage Site.

The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall built between 1905 and 1908. It was designed in the modernista style by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner for the Orfeó Català, a Catalan choral society that became an influential promoter of Catalan culture. It was a best built building of the year award from the city of Barcelona in 1909.


Palau de la Música Catalana
Palau de la Música Catalana
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authorshipJosep Renalias
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The Hospital de Sant Pau, or in full Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Hospital of the Holy Cross & St. Paul), was built between 1901 and 1930. As with the concert hall, it was also designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Located in the El Guinardó neighborhood of Barcelona, it served as a hospital until 2009, when it was restored and turned into a museum and cultural center.


Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona
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authorshipPaul Hermans
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

The Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, on 1 - 6 December, 1997.

Location: N41 23 16.008 E2 10 30 in the Province of Barcelona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
Inscription Year: 1997
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, IV
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