Unique Barcelona: An unfinished Basilica and world-heritage monument hospital; ESC

Spain – Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

The world’s largest cardiovascular congress with over 500 experts sessions and 11 000 abstracts contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries.

When you are not in sessions or networking in the congress centre, or if you have an extra day to spare after the ESC Congress 2017, absolute “must see” in Barcelona are the still unfinished Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and, less well known but of equal importance, the Hospital de La Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Both are remarkable in their own way and definitely worth taking time to visit.

Antoni Gaudi (born in 1852 and frequently struck by bouts of rheumatic fever during childhood) the founder of Modernism in Catalonia, is the architect of the Sagrada Familia, la Casa Batllo and La Pedrera among many other buildings in Barcelona.

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