Sanatorio de La Barranca

Built: 1941

Abandoned: 1995

Visited: 2012

Navacerrada, Spain

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 lungcancer. 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.

Photos Sanatorio de La Barranca

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