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The mas­ter and the stu­dent

- Arts · Architecture

Along­side his ap­pren­tice, An­toni Gaudí, Domènech i Mon­taner is one of the big­gest names in Cata­lan mod­ernism. As such, it is not co­in­ci­den­tal that both ar­chi­tects’ mas­ter­pieces are con­structed just a kilo­me­tre away from each other. From the main build­ing of Hos­pi­tal de Sant Pau, you can see the mighty Sagrada Fa­milia tower above the el­e­gant Avin­guda Gaudí, the boule­vard that con­nects them both. While both projects might seem un­re­lated at first, the two ar­chi­tects were con­vinced that they, in fact, com­pleted each other: Hos­pi­tal de Sant Pau would keep the body healthy, and the Sagrada Fa­milia would cure the soul.

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