first work on this modernist construction by Lluís Domènech i Montaner
and his son Pere Domènech i Roure was carried out between the years
1902 and 1911. These years gave rise to the central pavilion, two
examination pavilions, the surgery pavilion and a further six for
work was stopped due to economic difficulties. On overcoming these
problems, the work was renewed between 1911 and 1930. A further
four nursing pavilions, the central pavilion for religious communities,
the kitchens, the chemist and other auxiliary buildings were constructed.
Next to the kitchen pavilion the façade of Santa
Marta Church (18th century), which looks onto Carrer
Sant Antoni Maria Claret, has been rebuilt.
the year 1930 the Hospital de Sant Pau
was fully operational, although other facilities were subsequently
annexed, such as the tuberculosis pavilion (1936) and the headquarters
of the prestigious Puigvert Foundation
of the restorations carried out at the hospital, that of the La
Merced pavilion, won the FAD restoration award in 1980. Few cities
in the world have Hospitals which are at the same time so well prepared
and which moreover constitute a top-quality architectural monument.