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Restored Art Nouveau Hospital is Covered in Floral Tiles

Comprised of 48 buildings decorated in exuberant colors and floral tiles, Barcelona's Hospital de Sant Pau is known as the largest hospital complex in a modernist style. Designed by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner starting in 1901, the colorful art nouveau hospital was not finished until 1930, and is considered a masterpiece of early 20th-century Spanish architecture. Domènech i Montaner believed that sick people would recover better if they were surrounded by beauty. The imaginatively designed building, which was inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List in 1997, was a functional hospital until 2003, but recently underwent a major renovation and restoration to transform it into a museum and cultural center.

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