Hospital Clínic

The borderless hospital

The Hospital Clinic was created with the idea of modernizing the city’s hospital infrastructure, which in the last decade of the nineteenth century was in a very precarious situation. It was Josep Domènech i Estapé who was in charge of designing this hospital and the medical school, the same architect who designed the Palace of Justice and the Prison Model. The hospital’s construction took nine years and it was inaugurated in 1906.
During its first years, the hospital cared for those most in need, and in order to be able to continue to pay its debts, its first directors—Antonio Morales (1918-1923) and Francesc Puig Alonos (1923-1936), Valentin Corulla (1918-1923) and Francesc Puig Alonso (1923-1936)—were forced to invest money of their own. In the 20s the hospital was already a leading institution in terms of research and among its initial achievements stands out the first kidney transplant in Spain that took place in 1965.
Presently the Clínic, as it is popularly known, is a high-tech hospital and a leading institution in Spain in the area of health sciences, and continues to excel by its achievements in medical research, whose department is of world renown, boasting a great number of patents in the area of biomedicine.

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The neighbours recommend
HospitalClinic CremeriaToscanaCREMERIA TOSCANA
carrer de Muntaner, 161
Tel. 935 393 825
They serve excellent artisanal ice creams, some of the best in Barcelona. 


HospitalClinic fonda-gaigRestaurante FONDA GAIG
carrer de Còrsega, 200
Tel. 934 532 020
Traditional Catalan cooking with modern strokes: an exquisite equilibrium. This tavern is managed by Carles Gaig, a very prestigious and one of the best cooks in the city with a long family tradition.

HospitalClinic la fira

carrer de Provença, 171
Tel. 933 237 271
Decorated with old fair artifacts, such as puppets, this discotheque is a very peculiar one.

Places of Interest

HospitalClinic Escolaindustrial

carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 187
Tel. 934 137 400 – 934 022 222
This former modernist textile factory built in the early nineteenth century has an area open to the public. In 1913 it became the Escola Elemental del Treball, and in 1927 became the Escola Industrial dels Enginyers de la ciutat (Industrial Engineering School of Barcelona).


carrer de Buenos Aires, 56-58
Tel. 934 192 232
A good example of a single-family home in the Eixample built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1911. Currently is the site of the Museu y Centre d’Estudis de l’Esport Doctor Melcior Colet.

carrer de Mallorca, 135
Tel. 933 234 909
This one-century old market gets its name, Ninot (figure), due to a bow figure that shined in a tavern that used to be in this place. When the tavern got fire, the only thing they were able to save was the bow figure, which now is in a showroom of the Museu Marítim de les Drassanes. This market is currently going a wide reform but will maintain its original structure.

biblioteca Urgell copiaCENTRE CÍVIC URGELL
carrer de Comte d’Urgell, 145-147
Tel. 934 539 881
This center has 7 training rooms for workshops and activities, an auditorium, an exhibition room and a children’s center. In addition, its interior houses the library of the Eixample Agustí Centelles. How do you see … a very complete center!