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Horta Labyrinth

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Although this little gem is not directly in the city centre, it is a well kept secret which even the locals are often unaware of. The sound alone of the children playing in the cosy playground at the entrance of the gardens is a warm welcome, and if that weren’t enough, on the tops of the trees and occasionally lurking around the pigeons on the ground are the green parrots of Barcelona.

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This garden is one of those places where you walk in and lose track of time. With a picnic area across from the playground, and a labyrinth at the heart of the garden this is a place for everyone to enjoy.

The Gardens of Horta also known as the Horta labyrinth is one of the cities oldest gardens dating back to the 18th century. Although Barcelona has an abundance of palm trees, parks are scarce, so you could consider this to be one of the secret gardens of Barcelona if not THE secret garden. Located at the edge of the Collserola Park, this garden has the density of the national park, but the tidiness of a neoclassical french garden. Formerly part of the Desvalls family estate the grounds currently cover 9.1 hec- tares.

Hope you enjoy it!

A few notes
Address: Passeig dels Castanyers, 1, 08035 Barcelona
Closest metro mundet (L3 green line) followed by a short 12 minute walk Summer opening hours 10am-9pm
Entrance is free of charge


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December 15, 2016

[…] Jardines de Horta – Horta Labyrinth The Gardens of Horta also known as the Horta labyrinth are one of the cities oldest gardens dating bath to the 18th century. Although Barcelona has an abundance of palm trees, parks are scarce, so you could consider this to be one of the secret gardens of Barcelona if not THE secret garden. Located at the edge of the Collserola Park, this garden has the density of the national park, but the tidiness of a neoclassical french garden. Formerly part of the Desvalls family estate the grounds currently cover 9.1 hectares. Read more about the Horta Labyrinth and see some photos here. […]


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