Hospital de Tuberculosos de La Tablada
THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN SPAIN
The construction of ‘Hospital de Tuberculosos de La Tablada’ began in 1936, but it was never finished. Today it has only been used to shoot horror series and films.
During the mid-twentieth century, many sanatoriums were built in Spain for the treatment of tuberculosis or TB. But the Spanish Civil War made construction of the sanatorium very difficult. The building site is heavily damaged, and many construction workers died during these war years. Eventually in the 1950s they are rebuilding the hospital. The number of TB patients were growing, and the government wanted to stop it before the illness became epidemic. Again, many accidents happened on the building site. People talk about the ‘black legend’ of the hospital. In the end, the building was never finished or taken in use.
Today, the hospital is still the same as the day the workers left the site. In 2000 the hospital was used for the horror movie School Killer. The movie started an interest for this building and its legend by ghost hunters. I visited ‘Hospital de Tuberculosos de La Tablada’ in 2012 during my Spanish road trip. Follow this link for more Spanish urbex locations.