Sanatorio de La Barranca

THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN SPAIN


‘Sanatorio de La Barranca’ is an abandoned sanatorium in Navacerrada, Spain. After more than 50 years the hospital is abandoned.

Around 1940 the Spanish Ministry of Health built several sanatoriums around Madrid. They were built on isolated places in the woods to cure tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, fibrosis and lung cancer. Until the discovery of penicillin, fresh air was the best treatment.

Most sanatoriums in the region are demolished, but Sanatorium de la Barranca was converted to a psychiatric hospital in 1962. In 1995 the hospital was closed and abandoned. The buildings are situated on a hill in a big nature park. The beauty of the surroundings are the only thing left. The sanatorium is trashed, partly burned and most of the inside is torn down or full with graffiti. I visited ‘Sanatorio de La Barranca’ in 2012.

Built 1941
Abandoned 1995
Endangered
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca
Sanatorio de La Barranca


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