In today’s post I would like to show you one of the most fascinating places in the district of Horta-Guinardó in Barcelona. These are the Horta gardens, designed in 1792 by the Italian engineer Domenico Bagutti at the request of the villa owner Joan Desvalls, the Marquis de Llupià i d’Alfarràs.
The Labyrinth Park in Horta is the oldest existing garden in Barcelona. It has a stylish design and is beautifully tended. It has a romantic feel that makes it feel like a paradise ideal to lose yourself in. The garden has flowerbeds, big trees, squares and even a waterfall. It is full of little corners that will enchant the visitor. A walk through the gardens will fill you with a sense of history and peace.
As you work your way through this spectacular maze, you will find the famous “Sovereign Tower”, a former farmhouse of the fourteenth century, restored and redecorated in arabesque style during the nineteenth century.
Lots more about the magical Horta Labyrinth can be found here:
The Horta Labyrinth Gardens are open daily from Monday to Sunday. Opening times depend on the time of year. – November, December, January and February, open daily from 10am to 6pm. – March to October, daily from 10am to 7pm. – April, daily from 10am to 8pm. – May to September, daily from 10am to 9pm.
The entrance ticket is around € 2.50. There are discounts for children under 14, groups, etc, while senior citizens and under-5s get in free. And the best news? On Wednesdays and Sundays, admission is free for everyone (limited numbers allowed in).
How to get there
The Labyrinth of Horta is located in the Horta-Guinardó area. The address is Passeig dels Castanyers, 1. It is easy to get there by public transport: Metro: L3 (green line) Mundet station| Buses: 27, 60, 73 and 76.
Now that you know where it is, grab your camera, go and explore this gorgeous place and share it with us!