Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site: La Purissima (3)

La Puríssima was built between 1905 and 1912 and was used for General Surgery and Neurology.

I love the way each pavilion has its own private garden. Orange and lemon trees and lavender fill the beds around the sweeping steps.

Guardian Angels

Source: All the information in these Sant Pau posts is taken from the admission booklet. 

How to get there:
Metro: L5 Sant Pau / Dos de Maig or L2 to Sagrada Familia and walk up Avenue de Gaudi
Bus: H8, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92, 117, 192

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

8 thoughts on “Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site: La Purissima (3)”

  1. Those gardens really do set off the place so well. Very different to the patches of dry grass and half-dead plants that are to be found in many of our own hospitals.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. My theory about domes collapses in my lack of obseravtion – all buildings have domes! I’m a bit surprised you didn’t give us more gardens photos – maybe another post, or were you seduced away from gardens by buildings? The buildings certainly have seductive power!

    1. The gardens are spread around the buildings and in the centre in the form of the trees, so not much more to show than already seen I’m afraid.

  3. It is so hard to imagine that this is actually a hospital building. The closest I can think of in terms of a ‘fancy’ hospital building are the Victorian ones that we have here, with their turrets and some detail.

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